The Chambers leather waterproofer is created by a leatherworker. It is based on old methods using 100% natural ingredients. Please note, it requires heat for the waxes and resin to melt into the leather.
It is advised to use the product on black leather as anything which penetrates leather makes it darker. For example, light brown boots will become medium brown. Medium brown boots will become dark brown.
Let’s say you would like to restore a favourite pair of black walking boots which let water through. First, clean them with a damp cloth or leather cleaner. Avoid using detergents as they are usually alkaline when leather is slightly acid (think of the baking soda and vinegar volcano school experiment!). When the boots are dry, you may wish to condition and colour if required.
Take a small amount of the product and spread all over the first boot working well into the seams. Take a hairdryer and start heating the treated boot from about four inches moving continuously. Alternatively, leave in hot sun. Soon the leather will start absorbing the mixture. More worn parts of the leather will absorb the mixture first. You can spread the mixture and apply more. Knowing that all the ingredients are natural, I use my finger to apply and spread but a cloth can also be used. Keep heating with the hairdryer. In the olden days solders used to run their boots over fire instead of using hairdryers. Weathered leather will require 3-4 coats for best protection. When all the mixture is absorbed, repeat with the second boot.
Following treatment, polish the boots with your usual shoe polish. Enjoy the outdoors! Shelf life – 5 years +