Seiwa Leathercraft 100ml No.20 Dark Brown Roapas Batik Water-Based Leather Dye Solution, for Untreated Vegetable Tanned Leather | Goods Japan

Seiwa Leathercraft 100ml No.20 Dark Brown Roapas Batik Water-Based Leather Dye Solution, for Untreated Vegetable Tanned Leather

Dye your untreated vegetable tanned leather with this quality water based leathercraft dye from Seiwa, great when used with our range of lacquers and binders. Please note, this dye is not suitable for factory treated leather and should only be used on untreated vegetable tanned leather.


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This dark brown dye from Seiwa is excellent for your leatherwork and is perfect for coloring the trimmed edges of your leathercraft, repairing scratches in that new wallet of yours, or coloring an entire hide. This high-quality water-based dye is easy to use and gives your leather creation a beautiful, brilliant appearance. Roapas Batik is available in a range of different colors, so you can choose any color depending on your needs.

To apply this dye, clean all wax or grime from your leatherwork using a mild bleach or oxalic acid (1 teaspoon per pint of water), then saturate a piece of cloth in the dye and work in a circular motion over your leather, reapplying as necessary. Airbrushing in a well-ventilated area is also an effective method of dyeing your leather or using a standard paintbrush. For edges, use a small sponge or cotton bud saturated in dye. Shake before use.

Available colors (each sold separately):

  • Yellow
  • Sunflower Yellow
  • Orange
  • Orange Red
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Magenta
  • Maroon Red
  • Violet
  • Dark Navy Blue
  • Purple
  • Blue
  • Teal
  • Green
  • Dark Green
  • Olive
  • Beige
  • Light Brown Tan
  • Brown
  • Dark Brown
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Chocolate Brown
  • Grey
  • Black

Please note that these dyes can only darken your leather further. Application of dyes lighter than your leather will not lighten the colour of your leather and may, in fact, darken the colour of your leather. A leathercraft lacquer and primer binder to ensure lacquer adhesion to your leather is highly recommended to ensure your dye is properly sealed and your leather is protected for longevity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This dye is for undyed and untreated vegetable tanned leather used in leathercraft and may not be suitable for treated leather such as factory produced handbags, table tops, car seats, leather couches, jackets, etc., as many (but not all) of these items have been pre-dyed and treated to resist dyeing and many have a plastic coating that will prevent the absorption of this dye. To test the suitability of this dye on pre-treated leather or chrome tanned leather, thoroughly clean the leather you wish to dye with a suitable cleansing fluid and place a drop of water on the treated area (mild rubbing may be required). If the leather absorbs the water then this dye may be suitable, however, please note that, unless your leather is untreated vegetable tanned leather we cannot guarantee the results and recommend you contact the manufacturer of your item for further details. We recommend you always test this dye first on a small patch of leather before committing to an entire project if you are unsure your leather is suitable.


Item ID 20818
Condition New
Manufacturer Seiwa
Manufacturing country Japan
Weight 150 g