Which Shoe Shine Brush Do I Need?

When it comes to presentation, it’s all about putting your best foot forward – at least that’s what we believe here at Collonil. After all, it’s often said that you can quickly form a sense of a person’s personality just by looking at the state of their shoes.

The time, effort and care you put into looking after your footwear can often reveal a lot about the kind of person you are. Are you the kind of person who pays close attention to detail, or someone who rushes through life and jumps straight in? Immaculate presentation cannot be understated when it comes to making a good first impression – whether it’s attending a job interview or going out on a date.

So when you’re about to step out, here at Collonil we have a range of specialty products to help you maintain the look of your leather – everything from shoeshine to wax and polish. But which is the right tool to use? Here is a handy guide from our team.

Types of Shoeshine Brush

There are a number of different brushes you might use when shining your shoes – but it’s important to choose one where the bristles aren’t too abrasive, as this will only further damage the outer surface of your footwear.

Largely your choice of tool will come down to the type of material you’re treating, and how delicate it is. Here are some of our recommendations for the best kind of brush to use:

  • Horsehair: Horsehair is a traditional choice and household staple when it comes to keeping your footwear in immaculate condition. The natural bristles are ideal for buffing robust smooth leather and the perfect tool to achieve the best shoeshine result after applying a cream or wax polish.
  • Goat’s Hair: Goat’s hair is an ideal choice for fine polishing, with soft, gentle bristles to treat the most delicate of leathers.
  • Nylon: Nylon is great for treating light suede and nubuck materials. It’s gentle and cleans fibres thoroughly.
  • Brass Wire: At first, a brass wire bristle may sound quite harsh for treating your favourite footwear, but hear us out. This is used on more robust suede and nubuck materials.
  • Crepe: Crepe is another great choice for treating and removing dirt from suede and textiles.

We have all of these and more in our range at Collonil. Take a look through our online range today.

Making The Right Impression

Over the years, we’ve come to learn a thing or two about getting the best out of your leather and making it last. Here at Collonil, we are an Australian company that specialises in providing high-quality leather care products to suit a range of applications.

Not sure what’s best to get the job done? Our team is here to help you. Get in touch with us today by phone 1300 780 971 or email enquiries@austra.com.au.