If your gloves feel oily when applying KEEPER BALM®, it’s because you are not washing them on a regular basis.

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, and prevent sodium from sweat from entering the backside of the gloves.


Some people assume that KEEPER BALM is just an improved or different version of Glove Glu.  Well, it’s not.  Glove Glu is a VERY short term solution for gloves that have lost or are losing grip. KEEPER BALM is a long term solution, intended to condition the gloves to deliver high performance indefinitely… as long as the directions are followed.

When you continuously apply KEEPER BALM without washing the gloves, the waxes build up on the latex and the oils just sit on top of the waxes, making the gloves feel oily. Washing your goalkeeper gloves with a mild soap will remove the excess oils, but not affect the waxes or latex, thereby restoring the grip of your gloves to their absolute best.

Following the “Wash, dry & apply” maintenance routine will ensure that your gloves NEVER get an oily buildup and always operate to their utmost potential.