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MAINTENANCE GUIDE

 

 

CLEANING, CONDITIONING & POLISHING FINISHED-DRESS LEATHERS

 

Dress Leather R.M.Williams boot

 

FINISHED LEATHERS INCLUDE

Yearling, Veal Calf, Willow, Kangaroo Black and Chestnut, Ostrich Black, Crocodile

 

CLEANING

Our R.M.Williams Leather Cleaner is specifically formulated to help you look after your R.M.Williams leather goods, ideal for removing dirt and grime from your boots and shoes.

1. Wipe over with a damp cloth to remove mud, dirt, dust or salt.
2. Apply R.M.Williams Leather Cleaner directly and evenly onto any excessive marks in the leather.
3. Rub cleaner evenly over surface with a damp cloth until clean.
4. Remove any excess cleaner with a dry clean cloth.

 

CONDITIONING

R.M.Williams Leather Conditioner should be applied regularly to finished leather footwear to maintain and preserve the leather and prevent it from drying out or cracking.

1. Apply R.M.Williams Leather Conditioner evenly to finished leathers with a clean cloth or hands.
2. Allow the conditioner to penetrate for approximately one hour

Note: Be careful not to over condition; leather also needs to breathe. Therefore, if you clean your boots every week, do not use conditioner each time (we recommend every 2-3 months).

 

POLISHING

Use R.M.Williams Stockman’s Boot Polish regularly to maintain the colour of your boots and remove scuffs. This keeps the smart finish of your leather boots, particularly for dress boots.

1. Apply R.M.Williams Stockman’s Boot Polish to finished leathers with a clean cloth or brush and rub in well.
2. Allow polish to rest on surface and penetrate leather for a minute.
3. Buff briskly with a shoe shine brush and finish with a buffing cloth to obtain a high shine.

Note: For boots which are badly scuffed, optimum results will be achieved if the polish is left on the uppers overnight. This will ensure the pigment is absorbed into the leather.

 

CLEANING AND PROTECTING SUEDE OR NUBUCK LEATHERS

 

Suede Leather R.M.Williams boot

 

SUEDE LEATHERS INCLUDE

Suede, NuBuck, Desert Kip, Roughout Suede, Distressed Leather

 

PROTECTING

Used regularly, R.M.Williams Suede Protector will create a durable and breathable layer to protect suede and Nubuck leathers from water and stains that occur with regular wear.

1. Prior to wear, spray R.M.Williams Suede Protector in one direction, onto clean footwear at a distance of 20cm
2. Allow to dry naturally, avoiding direct heat.
3. Spraying in the opposite direction, repeat this process for a total of 3 times for best results.

 

CLEANING

For suede or Nubuck leathers, R.M.Williams Suede Cleaner should be used.

1. Gently brush the suede with a suede brush.
2. If you have any stubborn marks on your suede boots, focus your brushing and cleaner spray on this area.
3. Spray Suede Cleaner onto a clean cloth or sponge and work cleaner in a circular motion to surface of boot.
4. Dab the shoes with a clean towel to remove any excess moisture and leave to dry naturally, avoiding direct heat.
5. Once dry, brush up nap with a suede brush to remove marks. It can be hard to get every mark out of suede, but any remaining will add to the character of your boots.
6. Re-apply R.M.Williams Suede Protector using the same method above.

Note: If you do get wet mud on suede boots, let it fully dry first. Then brush gently using a suede brush.

 

CLEANING & PROTECTING GREASY KIP/OILY LEATHERS

 

Greasy Kip Leather R.M.Williams boot

 

OILY LEATHERS INCLUDE

Greasy Kip, Oily Fern, Vesta

 

CLEANING

Our R.M.Williams Leather Cleaner is specifically formulated to help you look after your R.M.Williams leather goods, ideal for removing dirt and grime from your boots and shoes.

1. Wipe over with a damp cloth to remove mud, dirt, dust or salt.
2. Apply R.M.Williams Leather Cleaner directly and evenly onto any marks in the leather.
3. Rub cleaner evenly over surface with a damp cloth until clean.
4. Remove any excess cleaner with a dry clean cloth.

 

CONDITIONING

R.M.Williams Leather Conditioner should be applied regularly to finished leather footwear to maintain and preserve the leather.

1. Apply R.M.Williams Leather Conditioner evenly with a clean cloth or hands.
2. Allow the conditioner to penetrate for approximately 15 minutes

Note: Be careful not to over condition; leather also needs to breathe. Therefore, if you clean your boots every week, do not use conditioner each time.

Note: Do not use Stockman’s Boot Polish on vesta or greasy kip or oily leathers, as it drastically changes the appearance of the boots

 

CARING FOR BURNISHED & ANILINE LEATHERS

 

Burnished Leather R.M.Williams boot

 

BURNISHED LEATHERS

In the Burnishing Process, a coloured dye is applied by hand onto an unfinished crust leather. It is prone to marks and blemishes, this creates boots with individual character and style, and you will want to look after your boots well to retain their unique finish.

 

ANILINE LEATHERS

Aniline leathers are dyed with soluble dyes so that the colour goes all the way through the hide giving the leather its lush and rich colour. No protective coating or surface pigmentation is applied, this helps keep the natural feel and look of the hide. The leathers maintain their natural markings and texture which contributes to the authenticity of the leather.

 

CLEANING

Get the best out of your boots by keeping them clean. Look after your boots and they’ll look after you.

1. Only clean lightly with a damp cloth.

Note: Do Not use any leather cleaner or conditioner. Leather conditioner will drastically alter the appearance of the burnished boots and will darken anilin leathers due to the unprotected finish of the leather.

 

POLISHING

Use R.M.Williams Stockman’s Natural Boot Polish regularly to protect and maintain the look of your boots.

1. Apply R.M.Williams Stockman’s Natural Boot Polish with a clean cloth and rub in well.
2. Allow polish to rest on surface and penetrate leather for a minute.
3. Finish with a buffing cloth to obtain a high shine.

Note: that when you polish your boots the first couple of times, a small amount of excess dye may come off – this will not affect the overall finish.

 

CARING FOR SPECIALTY LEATHERS

 

Metallic Leather R.M.Williams boot

 

INCLUDES

Hi-Shine Leathers, Metallics

 

CLEANING

Get the best out of your boots by keeping them clean. Look after your boots and they’ll look after you.

1. Only clean lightly with a damp cloth.

Note: these leathers are designed to age and gain character over time.

 

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