How to Mirror Shine Shoes with a Hairdryer

In this tutorial, Kirby Allison teaches you a way to Mirror Shine Dress Shoes using a common household hair dryer. The purpose of heating the waxes is to open the pores and soften the waxes so that they are accepted into the leather pores.

Step 1: Clean using Saphir Reno’Mat

How to Mirror Shine Your Shoes with a Blowdryer - Step 1

Apply a generous amount of the Saphir Reno’Mat onto your cotton chamois — using medium to firm pressure clean the cap of the shoe off. It is important to use medium to firm pressure in order to properly remove all of the excess waxes.

Step 2: Apply Mirror Gloss Using Shoe Cleaning DauberHow to Mirror Shine Your Shoes with a Blowdryer - Step2

Apply Saphir Mirror Gloss onto your dauber then rub it onto the tip of your shoe. The trick is to apply a generous amount for the hairdryer to melt down onto a shine. If you apply too much the hairdryer will buff it off for you.

Step 3: Melt the Wax Using a Hair Dryer

How to Mirror Shine Your Shoes with a Blowdryer - Step3

Use medium heat to melt the wax into the pores of the shoes. So as to not damage the leather permanently use medium heat and do not use a lighter or any kind of open flame on the shoe.

Step 4: Buff Using Saphir Mirror Gloss and Saphir Pate De Luxe Wax Shoe Polish

How to Mirror Shine Your Shoes with a Blowdryer - Step4

Take your high-shine chamois and buff off any excess waxes that have been left on the tip of your shoe. After that, run the hairdryer over the shoe one more time. This shine requires more buffing time than a regular shine. Depending on the shine that you want, you can continue to add the wax polish and putting the heat over the shoe.

Final Product:

How to Mirror Shine Your Shoes with a Blowdryer - Final Look

We hope that this tutorial was useful and that you learned how to mirror shine your shoes with a hairdryer! Leave a comment below with your shine. ✨

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