What is Mister Minit Dubbin?
Dubbing wax – also called ‘dubbin’ in short – is a classic care product made from oil, tallow and natural wax. It is traditionally used to soften, condition and waterproof leather. As far back as the Middle Ages, people were using dubbin to lift the look of their worn-out leather items.
How to Apply Mister Minit Dubbin on Boots and Shoes
- Clean your boots. Before starting the treatment, clean your leather boots or shoes thoroughly and ensure they are completely dry.
- Heat up the Dubbin. Apply a small amount of heat to both your boots and the dubbin to loosen it up and aid the wax’s penetration of your leather boot. A hairdryer works great for this.
- Rub in the Dubbin. Use a cloth to gently and evenly rub a small amount of dubbing wax to the surface of your leather boots or shoes.
- Use sparingly. Dubbing wax will always leave an oily film on leather surfaces, so it should be used sparingly to avoid making a mess. It’s better to apply very thin coatings, one at a time, so you can control how much dubbin ends up on your boots.
- Repeat. Repeat the gentle rubbing process for as many times as you deem necessary.
- Wait. Leave the dubbin on to dry for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Buff. After you’ve checked that the surface of the boots is dry, use a new dry cloth to buff off the dubbin to bring out the shine.
Dubbin is great for leather boots, but not for suede or nubuck materials. Never use dubbin on suede or nubuck leather. These types of material can be damaged by the oily nature of dubbing wax. You might even cause them irreparable damage
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