To polish boots, apply paste polish, allow it to dry, and buff it to a dull shine. Apply gloss polish, and continue buffing until the boots are shiny. Finish the job off with a nylon cloth.
- Prepare the boots
Remove the laces. Brush off any dirt or debris from the surface of the boots.
- Apply paste polish
Use the polish applicator to apply a medium layer of paste polish over the boot. Use a toothbrush to apply a thick layer to the welts, which is the area where the leather meets the sole. Allow the paste polish to dry for 10 minutes.
- Dampen a cloth
Dip a soft cloth into water. Wring it out gently so it is damp but not dripping. Wrap the cloth around your index finger so it is wrinkle-free.
- Buff the wax
Using medium pressure, run your cloth-covered fingertip in circles over the boot. Continue buffing until the wax starts becoming shiny.
- Apply gloss polish
Dip the damp cloth into the gloss polish. Scrape it off until only a tiny amount of polish remains. Apply the polish in the same circular motions until a hazy shine results. Use different parts of the cloth as it becomes saturated in polish, making sure to dampen it first.
- Increase the pressure
Apply more pressure to increase the friction. Polishing each boot takes a minimum of 30 minutes, so don't stop prematurely.
- Finish the polish
Using a nylon cloth, give a final buff over the entire surface of each boot.. Re-lace the boots.