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Craftsmanship Quarterly - by Todd Oppenheimer

Article link: Marv Obenauf, Former Wilderness Fire-fighter Turned Master of Leather Care. Published: December 1, 2016

Russell Moccasin

"We highly recommend Obenauf’s Heavy Duty Leather Preservative for use on many of our leathers. Obenauf’s is not only one of the finest leather dressings available...restoring natural oils to the leather...but it is also an excellent waterproofing agent that stands up nicely in wet hunting conditions."
"No one wants a pair of boots that leak when the water becomes an issue, and this is where having the right type of waterproofing wax can do wonders for the right type of footwear...This high quality leather treatment has earned its incredible reputation as the best of the best when it comes to active leather treatment."

Black Owl Outdoors with Krik

Krik of Black Owl Outdoors shows you what he uses to keep his leather goods in tip top condition. Whether it's boots, sheaths or wallets, Krik uses Obenauf's LP on all his smooth leather.

Peds & Ro Leather Blog - Review: Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP

"Application is super easy, apply by using hands/fingers so the heat will melt the wax. I also find that the product does not deteriorate your skin, I have a feeling it might even nourish the skin itself. I've applied the wax into numerous items in a span of a few days using only my bare hands and i'm still waiting for that painful skin cracking."

Put This On: Guide - How to Take Care of Rugged Boots

"Obenauf’s LP was invented about thirty years ago by a firefighter named Marv Obeanauf. He sought to make something that would preserve and protect boots that were subject to heavy wear. The waxy cream he came up with nourishes leathers, restores lost oils, and protects boots from almost every element you can think of - water, heat, snow, salt, some chemicals, mildew, and even manure acid."

Simple Threads: - Take Care of Your Boots: Oiling

Stuff you’ll need: Obenauf’s LP, your hands.

  1. Clean the surface of your boots; remove any dirt/salt on them. You can use a shoe brush for this, or your bare hands. You can use a damp rag to remove any surface stains.
  2. Remove the laces. Oiling the tongue of the boots creates those neat lace marks you see on mine.
  3. Apply the LP all over the boots using your bare hands. Your body heat lets the LP soak into the leather deeper.
  4. Place your boots outside in the sunlight for thirty-minutes. This really allows the oil to sink in and the boots to take on a darker hue in color.
  5. Take a clean cloth and wipe off any excess oil.
  6. Lace them back up and wear ‘em.