Good leather finishers to seal in dyed boots?

Discussions on all aspects of WW1, WW2 and Inter-War Era reenactment.
User avatar
Posts: 53
Joined: 17 Nov 2015 17:56
Location: Manila

Good leather finishers to seal in dyed boots?

Post by DerFreiKorpMann » 20 Apr 2020 15:00

I've just dyed by boots and they keep rubbing off on my Gamaschen and trousers. Fiebings Resolene is not available in my country and it would take around 3 months for it to get here, but I want to keep wearing-in my boots.

What brands of leather finishers have worked for you? Is Angelus Leather Finisher good for the boots for our purpose?
Potz, Mohren, Blitz und Kreuzelement,
Wer den Fritz und seine Soldaten noch nicht kennt!"

Damn bloody hell
Upon anyone still not knowing Fritz and his soldiers!"

User avatar
Posts: 137
Joined: 21 Nov 2004 03:05
Location: Buffalo, NY

Re: Good leather finishers to seal in dyed boots?

Post by fusilier1944 » 20 Apr 2020 23:39

Is Sno-Seal available? I treat my jackboots and modern leather boots with it yearly. It’s beeswax based and provides a water resistant finish while sealing the leather. Just needs a some heat to smooth it out and allow it to penetrate. If used on suede you have to brush afterwards to get the nap back.

Similar products are available like Aquaseal or Red Wing’s NaturSeal.

Return to “Reenactment”