1. Ensure that leather goods are clean and dry. 2. Test small amount on a hidden patch of leather to preview results. 3. Start with a small amount. A little goes a long way. 4. Best applied by hand (or a clean rug) and massaged into leather. 5. Leather will absorb the balm immediately. Some leathers may darken slightly but return to their natural shade within 24 hours. 6. Repeat as necessary to protect and restore leather goods.