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Meltonian shoe creme

Connemara

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According to a chart from Meltonian, their Banana color seems to be the lightest variant of brown (looks like a tan). As I understand it, if I want minimal change in color when polishing a shoe, I should go for the lightest color because it has the least amount of pigment dye.

Is this about right?
 

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Originally Posted by Connemara
According to a chart from Meltonian, their Banana color seems to be the lightest variant of brown (looks like a tan). As I understand it, if I want minimal change in color when polishing a shoe, I should go for the lightest color because it has the least amount of pigment dye.

Is this about right?


No. Use the "neutral" color. Shouldn't change the color. At least it didn't with my shoes anyway. If you do use the cream (as opposed to Kiwi or Angelus wax), the finish is more matte. I stupidly tried getting a nice "shine" to it by adding a little bit of water when I rubbed it in. Cream doesn't give you shine, if that's what you're looking for. I switched to Angelus wax. Seems to work well.
 

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On very light leathers, neutral cream can actually darken the color. I don't know why this is, but it can happen. Instead, try polishing with a cream that is close to the color you already have. Using a cream that much lighter can be problematic, as the creases eventually become lighter than the surrounding flatter areas. This has happened to me. It isn't permanant, though; it just needs rectification.
 

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yes, I had a pair of light tan laceups years ago that I used neutral polish on, and it definitely darkened it about a full shade. It wasn't a bad effect, but if you didnt want the color changed, you'd be sorely pist. I agree with finding a close enough color...Meltonian seems to have a rainbow of options so it seems you should be able to find a close match
 

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My understanding is that some leathers are more susceptible to this change of color than others. Using a cream in any color or neutral won't make a difference if the leather is prone to this problem it will still get darker.

Many of the leather conditioners I have seen have this very warning on them that they may darken certain lighter colored leathers.
 

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Shoes which darken the longer they are exposed to the sun...?
I mis-read the thread title.
Even so, how long before someone invents/wants it?
 

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