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Polish patina or antiquing

Polish patina or antiquing. So what is the difference?

Generally, a polish is where you use wax in the same colour as the shoe. It can also be a neutral colour.  This is to maintain a high shine on the shoe in the existing colour of the shoe.

Patina is where we either have a shoe of un-dyed leather or a shoe that has had the colour mostly stripped out of it. The shoe is dyed with a variety of colours. Finally, they are polished to highlight the textures and colours.

Antiquing is where we take a new shoe and use polish to create the effect of wear and age. This individuates the shoe to the wearer.

Baxter & Black has tried and tested all of the worlds best shoes wax brands. We highly recommend and stock Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish for shoe polishing, creating a patina and antiquing. We are always happy to lend a hand to choose the right colours and showing you how to use them.

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Nathan Baxter

The greatest little shoe repair shop in Newtown. That also does the coolest things ever. Key cutting, Engraving, Watch Service, and leather work is just the start.

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