In the category of coated leathers, we have included reptile-effect leathers and shiny patent leathers. Coated leather behaves differently from normal leather and should be treated accordingly. The beautiful varnish of the shoes may become matted after a while but this can be fixed. Start by wiping the shoe with a damp cloth to remove loose dirt on the material. Then apply a layer of specifically formulated patent leather lotion on the entire shoe and let it dry for 3-5 minutes. Once it has dried, a white film will appear on the shoe which can easily be wiped off with a clean, soft cloth. Wipe the shoes until you restore the perfect amount of shine and luster that you desire! Note: Do not use waterproofing sprays on patent leather.