Step 1 – Prepare

Preparation

Cleaning and Preparing Shoes and Leather Accessories is Always Step 1 with SKUFF!

Applying SKUFF is just like applying a new paint job to your car.  You start out with preparing the car to the apply paint.  In other words, you clean it well.  For shoes, that means removing dirt and – more importantly – wax polishes and silicone waterproofing treatments.  Wax doesn’t even stick to itself, let alone your shoes, and almost nothing sticks to silicone, so SKUFF won’t stick to either.  Get what I’m saying?

The best way to remove treatments is using rubbing alcohol – it’s cheap, safe, and available anywhere.  Just in case, we’ve supplied every applicator with SKUFF Towels which are a perfect compliment to SKUFF in every step.  Well, I’m rambling – check out this other stuff below.

  • Clean Shoes/Leather Using SKUFF Towelettes!

  • SKUFF towelettes are perfect for cleaning and preparing shoes and leather goods before applying SKUFF. Use SKUFF towelettes to clean shoes and leather goods of dirt, grime, debris, polish, wax, and silicone before applying. Our towelettes are saturated in a cleaning solution that cuts through dirt and grime and made from a durable, lint-free material that won't tear or leave lint fibers.

  • Clean Dirt, Grime, and Debris!

  • You should clean dirt, grime, and debris from shoes and leather goods before applying SKUFF. SKUFF towelettes are lint-free and saturated in a cleaning solution to help you clean shoes and leather goods before applying. They cut through dirt and grime and are lint-free so you don't leave any debris behind to get caught in the coating and make it look dirty.

  • Remove Polish, Wax, and Silicone!

  • It's necessary to remove wax, polish, and silicone before applying SKUFF. Whether you've polished your shoes, they came that way, or you've used a protectant spray, you should remove polish, wax, and silicone before applying so that SKUFF can properly adhere to your shoes and leather. SKUFF sticks great on lots of stuff, but it's pretty tough to stick to wax and silicone.

  • Don’t Remove Dye and Color!

  • You should try to remove as much polish, wax, and silicone without removing dyes and color. Leather goods of one color (ex. light brown) are sometimes finished with a polish of a slightly different shade (ex. dark brown). When you remove the polish, you remove the dyes within the polish as well, causing the color of the leather underneath to show. Try to strip the finish without stripping color.

  • Test SKUFF Before Applying!

  • SKUFF is a semi-permanent, protective coating for shoes and leather goods, so you want to test SKUFF on a small, inconspicuous patch before fully applying. Apply a small quantity to a spot where your shoes and leather will crease and bend, spread it around a little, and let it dry. Then, bend it, crease it, and observe. Get a feel for applying SKUFF, and make sure it sticks.

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