Common hazardous ingredients
Methylene chloride, mineral spirits, nitrobenzene, silicones, trichloroethylene.
Flammable; toxic; air pollutants. Methylene chloride is a suspected human carcinogen.
Use according to label instructions in a well-ventilated area. Wear rubber gloves.
Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Keep contaminated rags and brushes in a sealed container. Store all materials out of reach of children and away from sources of flames.
Best: Use up or give away. Dispose of empty non-aerosol containers in the garbage.
Second best: Take to a hazardous waste facility or collection event.
- Wipe-on rather than spray polishes have fewer solvents and are less likely to be inhaled.
- Apply beeswax-based products, olive oil or cold pressed nut oil to leather and buff with a soft cloth to shine.
- Work a dab of petroleum jelly into patent leather to give it a glistening shine and prevent cracking in the winter.