Dab evenly across smooth leather. Horsehair brush for even spread. Let sit 10 minutes. Apply additional layers, as needed for color or protection. Thoroughly brush for warm glow. Run a damp cloth lightly across the surface to activate the water resistance.
For Alden Color 8 Cordovan, I highly recommend using the Oregon Pinot.
Water Resistant Cream Polish adds water resistance, scuff protection, conditioning oil, pigment for added color, and a matte shine to all smooth leather. Water Resistant Cream offers most of the benefits of regular Cream Polish, with the added protection against water-spotting (typical with calfskin leather or cordovan shell). It doesn't offer as high of a shine, and can be difficult to use in combination with a mirror shine (given the necessity for water to accomplish a mirror shine). However, it offers great protection against moisture entering the leather, while still maintaining the regular benefits of leather cream polish. Recommended for those who want the benefit of water resistance, given regular exposure to moisture or rain.