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dubbin leather treatment

How to use dubbin - The ultimate leather treatment

What is dubbin?

Dubbin is an outstanding leather treatment balm crafted from almond oil, beeswax, and a blend of natural ingredients. What distinguishes dubbin from other leather treatments or sprays is its unique ability to penetrate deeply into the leather, providing nourishment that revitalises tired footwear, ensuring it remains in optimal condition. Dubbin can effectively waterproofs leather boots by forming a protective barrier that repels water while also nourishing and conditioning the leather, keeping it supple and resilient against moisture.

Why do I need dubbin?

Dehydrated, undernourished leather can shrink, dry out, and crack. Once leather cracks, it is irreparable, and your boots will start to fail you. Dubbin nourishes the leather, putting much-needed moisture back into it. It also protects and adds a level of waterproof protection by blocking the pores.

What leather is dubbin suitable for?

Dubbin is suitable for most types of leather, including waxed leather, polished leather, and calf skin. It helps maintain the quality and durability of your leather goods by providing essential nourishment and protection. However, it is important to avoid using dubbin on any form of suede or crushed Nubuck leather.

When should I apply Dubbin to my boots?

How often should I apply dubbin?

Regular application of dubbin is essential for maintaining the quality and longevity of your boots, particularly in harsh, hot, wet, or cold conditions. While it's common to neglect boot maintenance, it's recommended to generously apply dubbin at least once a month, and weekly if exposed to animal muck.

Dubbin FAQ

How long does it take dubbin to dry?

Dubbin typically takes approximately 6 hours to dry and fully absorb into your boots, although the drying time may vary based on the thickness of the application.

Does dubbin make my boots darker?

Dubbin makes your boots slightly darker especially when it has just been applied. Your leather boots will naturally get lighter again when the dubbin wears off. This is a good indicator of when to re-apply.

Does dubbin waterproof my boots?

Dubbin offers excellent water protection for your leather boots by effectively blocking the pores and applying a wax coating that acts as a barrier against water. However, it's important to note that while Dubbin provides significant waterproofing benefits, the most effective way to fully waterproof boots is by using a dedicated waterproof membrane.

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