The Dressing penetrates the leather and makes it supple and waterproof. It is suitable for antique and modern leather furniture or books, leather coats and footwear and accessories. It is perfect for saddles and tack. If the leather is dry, it will absorb a surprising amount of the Leather Dressing. Don’t worry! It brings dry, dull, brittle, lifeless leather right back to life. Once the leather is restored, you can give it a brighter shine with a coat of shoe polish.