Why is it called "Schmutz?"
This thick leather dressing was first created in the Amish community. "Schmutz" is a Pennsylvania-Dutch word used by the Amish that means "grease."
How do you use it?
When we tested it on a pair of leather boots, we found that it made the boots appear slightly darker with an attractive matte finish (not glossy, but subtle and smooth-looking).
Apply directly to the surface of the leather using a circular motion.
Allow 2-3 hours for proper penetration, then buff the treated area with a soft cloth.
It may darken leather. To get the results you want, be sure to test on a small inconspicuous area first before applying a full treatment. Use only on genuine leather; do not use on suede.