I recently used some Kiwi shoe polish on a pair of leather wingtip boots. It was a bit difficult to buff out, and it seems to be scuffing easily. I want to use a cream-based polish but I'm not sure what to do about the existing wax polish. I was told that a cream + a buff would take off the wax polish. If so, are there any creams you would recommend? If not, what should I do?
Removing Wax Polish from Boots
If the boots are made of a waxy leather, using wax polish on them can be a bit of a pointless exercise as the finish will end up 'smearing', especially if they've been bulled to a mirror shine - does this sound like what's happening to you?
If you really want to remove the polish to start anew, run them under hot water to loosen the polish and use a little saddle soap to get it off. Give the leather a good feed afterwards as the soap will dry it out.