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Cleaning and Maintenance for Vinyl Boat Seats 0

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We Were Featured In the South Florida Business Review

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South Florida Business Review recently interviewed our founder and president, Igor Izotov. We spoke with them on some of the artists we sponsor with paints dyes and art supplies.
The Art of Smart Purchasing: Work Boots

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Black Beeswax Shoe Wax On Men's Dress Shoes - Before & After

Black Beeswax Shoe Wax On Men's Dress Shoes - Before & After 0

Summary: I used a rag and a tin of black wax polish to bring out a high gloss shine in a pair of Venice Black Men's Loafers. 

Ingredients & Supplies:

-Collonil 1909 High Gloss Shoe Wax Polish

-yellow rag

-knife to open the tin 

The supplies needed for a good old fashioned glazing & repair.

Black Beeswax Shoe Wax On Men's Dress Shoes - Before & After

Before, these shoes were dirty, slightly scuffed by white pebbles, and had been gathering dist.

before venice shoes

Follow the Instructions on the Tin

"Natural waxes and oils protect and pamper smooth and high gloss leathers. It nourishes leather and intensively revives colours. For a perfect shine and texture, take out a small amount of wax using a cloth or soft brush and apply evenly. Allow to dry for 20 minutes and buff out with a cloth or soft brush when dry."

So I let it sit for 20 minutes. 🙄 🙄

Then I cleaned it with a soft brush. 🖌️

 shoelaces

Shoelaces removed & replaced. They had gotten stiff, thin, and had ugly bends & creases in them.

 

I also wanted to replace the shoelaces with a new pair. 

I chose the white shoelace string (bottom right) thinking that white shoelaces would stand out against a black background. #ebonyandivory 

shoelaces

Here is the final product! 

 final shoes 1

Was careful not to get the black wax product on the welt, I do like how they glisten.

Thoughts on the white shoelaces? 🤔 🤔 🤔

shoes 2

Yellow cloth in background #terribletowel 

full wheel

Final product

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Tin of black beeswax oil available at our store Collonil 1909 High Gloss Shoe Wax Polish