How to Open a Kiwi Shoe Polish

Can’t open your Kiwi shoe polish without ruining IT?

Almost all the shoe polishes have a complex mechanism when it comes to the container. It’s done in order to keep the materials intact. However, a traditional shoe polish like this has a complicated knob.

Nevertheless, you won’t have to worry about that as in this post we are going to tell you about the proper ways of opening a kiwi shoe polish.

But before that, you need to know why it is important to open a kiwi shoe polish in a proper manner.

Let’s get the show on the road.

Why You Should Know the Proper Way to Open A Shoe Polish Container

Different shoe polishes have different ways to open. However, most of the times there are no specific instructions as to how to open the container. Thus, for beginners and most people, it gets really hard to open the container without messing up.

The reason behind complex packing of the containers is because of the wax substance inside it. For this reason, complex packing is needed in order to maintain the good shape of the product. That is why you need to know the right way to open the container.

How to Open a Kiwi Shoe Polish

Here are two methods that can help you open a kiwi shoe polish:

  • Method 1: In order to open the shoe polish container, you need to hold the polish knob of the lever and try to align it to the end of the knob.

You have to make sure it meets the area below the lid. Then you need to push the knob down on the opposite side of the lever which will trigger an opening.

  • Method 2: There is a possibility that the knob won’t work. It may be jammed or have a fault.

In that case, you can put the container with its face down (lid down) and try prying it with a hard object such as a knife or a screwdriver.

How to Open a Kiwi Shoe Polish with A Broken Tab

In method 2, we talked about how to open it if the knob doesn’t work. However, if the shoe polish tab is broken, you can also try prying it with a screwdriver or a kitchen knife. There is a possibility that it might not work too.

In such case what you can do is, you can let it run in hot water for a few minutes in order to heat up the metal container. Keep in mind that heating the container without protection might cause the polish to turn into liquid.

So, place a small plastic bag over the can of polish and then put on the lid. When it’s heated enough there might be a chance that the lid will become soft enough to twist it open.

If it still doesn’t work, then it’s best advised to buy a new container.

What You Shouldn’t Do

Beginners mistakes are common in cases of shoe polish containers. There are ways to open it as well as ways to destroy your clothes or ruin the container itself.

Since it’s quite a bit puzzling with no given instructions; people often try to open them without a good inspection and end up failing. Thus, I’m going to give you some don’ts so that you can avoid that fate.

  • You shouldn’t pull the lever.
  • Make sure you are careful with the lever. If it doesn’t turn, try the methods given above.
  • Popping the lever is a common mistake made by people who try to open it for the first time. So, keep it in mind that you have to twist the lever.
  • Do not poke the container with a knife. The container is what keeping the substance inside in place so you might cause real damage to the product if you poke it or create a hole.


There you have it!

With these methods, you should have no problem opening a kiwi shoe polish.

However, you need to avoid the things I warned you not do. Otherwise, you may damage the container and find yourself in the market for a new shoe polish.

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