: April 24, 2022 Posted by: bondstriet Comments: 0

How long should I let dubbin dry?

Leave the dubbin on to dry for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Buff. After you’ve checked that the surface of the boots is dry, use a new dry cloth to buff off the dubbin to bring out the shine.

Is dubbin good for leather?

Dubbin is a wax product designed to maximise the water repellent properties of boots or shoes. Dubbin will protect against dirt and stains and will help to keep leather soft.

Does dubbin damage stitching?

A. Dubbin does not rot the stitches, but the conventional wisdom is that if used carelessly, it can get lumped around stitches on the weal, where it attracts dust and dirt. It’s the detritus that damages the stitching, not the dubbin. Clean it off properly, and you’ll be fine.

How often should you wax leather?

– DO NOT wax too regularly, we would recommend once every five walks if regularly in use or once every couple of months if not, eventually you should be able to tell by the leather when it’ll need waxing, it’ll look dry. Too much waxing will cause the leather to over soften, reducing its strength.

Can you Dubbin suede?


Its really a bad idea to apply dubbin wax to suede or nubuck leather boots, it isn’t designed for this type of material and it will simply mark and stain your shoes without any benefit.

Is Dubbin better than polish?

Dubbin will not have a colour to improve the general appearance of your footwear like shoe polish but will help soften and condition leather boots (particularly important with walking footwear that needs breaking in).

Does dubbin expire?

Curious that and expiry date of just three years later is given – rather wasteful as in the author’s experience dubbin has a service life of 100 years or more!

How do you use Dr Martens dubbin?

Quote from video on Youtube:Apply a small amount of the Dublin wax to a cloth and rub it evenly over the leather. The dubbing wax will leave an oily film behind.

What colour is dubbin?

Browns are a beautiful earthy grounding colour. They vary in tone and shade and can be dark or light. Lighter versions of brown include beige, tans, toffee or taupe.

Is Dubbin good for Blundstones?

We suggest using a natural product and avoiding products that are petroleum based like Dubbin.

Is Dubbin good for leather car seats?

Well I gave it a go anyway. Its designed for use on leather, and thats what I’m using it on. I tested it on the gear selector boot (easily replaced if there’s an issue). Apply a small amount and then buff it into the pleather with the other side of the clean cloth.

Can you use Dubbin on cotton?

You are on a hiding to nothing. Oiled cotton isn’t really waterproof. Leaks start at the seams and the material itself isn’t especially waterproof, certainly not to Himalayan rainstorms on a motorbike. Dubbin will not make it any worse, the traditional material was whale oil so beeswax-veg oil might work.

Is dubbin water based?

Dubbin is a wax product used to soften, condition and waterproof leather and other materials. It consists of natural wax, oil and tallow. Dubbin has been used since medieval times to waterproof and soften leather boots. It is different from shoe polish, which is used to impart shine and colour to leather.

Does mink oil contain mink?

Mink Oil, obtained from the fatty tissues of minks, is a mixture of the natural glycerides of 14 to 20 carbon chain fatty acids. There are 100 current reported uses as a hair-conditioning agent, an occlusive skin-conditioning agent, and as a surfactant; up to a maximum concentration of 3%.

Should I put Dubbin on new Doc Martens?

The Dubbin

This is your first line of protection, so it will always be the LAST thing you apply. For new boots which have no damage or wear and tear, you will apply the Dubbin right away (especially during winter or rainy season) so as to protect the boots right out of the box.

How do you keep Dr Martens from creasing?

Stuff them with newspaper/writing paper when you aren’t wearing them. This will help loosen the crown (the part above your toes) considerably. 2.) Two pairs of socks a thick pair over a thin pair.

Is Dubbin good for leather couches?

Re: Leather Treatment

Dubbin is excellent for raw hide, but will give off on your clothes. For upholstery leather the best to use, is silicon cream, which is obtainable at most hardware stores.

Is beeswax good for leather sofa?

Beeswax: I’ve seen people try to use beeswax to water-proof leather. This can be a good option for leather work boots, but I do not recommend that you use it on leather furniture. It can make the leather stiff and waxy to the touch.

Can you use Dubbin on leather bags?

Dubbin with applicator | Sole Service

Dubbin is a heavy-duty waterproofing compound formulated for all man-made or genuine leathers. Dubbin conditions, preserves, and waterproofs work and hunting boots, and is ideal for oiled leathers and all types of leather sporting equipment.