We have been discussing a number of the products made by the French company Saphir over the past few blog posts. One question that you may be asking is how to make the decision between using Saphir Reno’Mat or Saphir Renovateur.
The answer is that each of these products has its place in your short care regimen. You may even use both of these products from time to time on the same shoes or boots depending on their condition or special issues that present.
Saphir Renovateur is a cleaner-conditioner making it gentle enough to use frequently on your precious leathers. Use the jar or the tube , whichever you feel is most convenient. The formula dissolves dirt and grime allowing them to be cleared away. Nourishing ingredients in Renovateur penetrate into the leather to soften, moisturize and condition it. If desired you can use a pigmented wax or cream after Renovateur as well. An application of a protector or neutral gloss is also appropriate.
An application of Renovateur also can be an all-in-one experience, permitting you to clean and polish to your desired shine without using other polish or waxes. This can make mid-week touch ups easy to do, keeping your footwear looking great with a minimal effort when your time may run short.
Saphir Reno’Mat is a different type of product. Designed to deeply clean leather this product removes dirt and grime like Renovateur but goes even further, dissolving polishes and waxes. Correctly applied, Reno’Mat will reduce buildup and residue on leather down to the factory finish.
Because Reno’Mat is so powerful it is recommended that a spot test be done before use. It is also suggested strongly that once Reno’Mat has done its work an application of Renovateur be completed on the leather. This is because Remo’Mat is not intended as a conditioner and may dry the leather as it strips off layers dirt, polish and wax. Leather that receive heavy outdoor use may profit from an application of Saphir Dubbin after a treatment with Reno.Mat.
Stock Both And Be Ready For Anything
The message is received. A well stocked shoe care kit will contain both Reno’Mat and Renovateur. Use each for its intended purpose and these effective and high quality French products will care for smooth leathers effectively, adding years of enjoyment to your ownership of leathers cared for with Saphir.