If your gloves start feel oily when applying KEEPER BALM® regularly, it’s because you need to wash them.
The natural WAXES in KEEPER BALM protect the pores in the foam latex from filling with moisture sapping minerals that are found in sweat, tears, spit and, of course, dirt. The natural OILS soak into the latex to keep it pliable, but those oils also prevent sodium (from sweat) from soaking through the inside of the gloves.
Basically, if your gloves feel oil, it's because you're not washing them regularly.
KEEPER BALM is NOT at all similar Glove Glu.
Some people assume that KEEPER BALM is just an improved or different version of Glove Glu and that they need to continuously apply it.
Glove Glu is a short term solution for gloves that have lost or are losing grip. Glove Glu can be sprayed on ANYTHING to may it sticky. You can be wearing garden gloves and for about 30 minutes Glove Glu will make them the best gloves you've ever worn! But once it dries, the sticky goes away and you're just left with... garden gloves again.
KEEPER BALM is a long term solution intended to condition your goalkeeper gloves to deliver high performance indefinitely… as long as the directions are followed.
Wash, Dry & Apply
When you continuously apply KEEPER BALM without washing your goalkeeper gloves, the waxes build up on the latex and the oils just sit on top of the waxes, making the gloves feel oily. However, once you wash your gloves again (with a mild soap) the excess oils will be removed, restoring exceptional grip to your gloves.
Following the “wash, dry & apply” maintenance routine will ensure that your gloves NEVER get an oily buildup and always operate to their utmost potential.