NIKWAX FAB­RIC AND LEATHER SPRAY

£5 for 125ml, £9 for 300ml ● nikwax.com Rat­ing: ★★★

LRO (UK) - - Used & Abused - USED BY JÉRÔME AN­DRÉ IN­TER­NA­TIONAL ED­I­TOR TESTED FOR ONE YEAR

I‘ve used this wa­ter­proof­ing spray on my hik­ing boots since they started leak­ing last year. I just sprayed them three times and left them to dry for 10 min­utes be­tween coats. It worked well.

How­ever, although it was ef­fec­tive on smooth leather and fab­ric boots, it left white spots on my wife’s soft leather boots and my leather golf shoes. To be fair, the la­bel does tell you to sam­ple-test first.

Treat­ing will pro­long the life of many items, in­clud­ing Land Rover tilts. The 125ml bot­tle did three pairs of shoes. The 300ml should cover a 90 pick-up tilt; two for a full soft-top. VER­DICT A cheap, ef­fec­tive way to keep fab­rics wa­ter­proof. Do fol­low the sug­ges­tion to test an area first, though.

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