Over time, suede becomes shiny. Its nap flattens, smoothens out and gets blackened. It is important to dull the suede before nourishing and protecting it. If not, your care products will not penetrate the suede and will not therefore protect its surface. To dull the suede, use a brass suede brush
in a back and forth direction on the suede until the surface resembles the texture of a peach skin. If the brass suede brush does is not enough, use a crepe suede brush
and apply more pressure.