It's recommended to make sure the inside of your shoe is completely dry before you put on your pointe shoes. Shake well before using.
It's recommended that you put the shellac inside the box of your shoes. You can also shellac the tip as long as your pointe shoe does not contain a sponge pad in the box. The shellac can also be used on and around your shank if you're needing more arch or metatarsal support.
It's recommended to use 1-3 coats of shellac, but it’s ok to experiment to see what your preference is. It helps to make sure each layer is smooth and evenly applied.
You can shellac your shoes whenever you're feeling that you're needing more support.
It’s not recommended to apply it externally to the shoe as it will make the surface hard with less traction. It can be spot applied in small sections to the shank if needed. Pointe Shoe Shellac has a shelf life of 1-3 years after the bottle is opened.