Seiwa Leathercraft 100ml No.1 Yellow Roapas Batik Water-Based Leather Edge & Surface 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.
This bottle of aqueous dye solution for leather that holds 100ml (3.4 fluid ounces) is ideal for coloring the trimmed edges of your leather crafts, fixing scratches in your new wallet, or dyeing a full hide.
Simply use a mild bleach or oxalic acid (1 teaspoon per pint of water) to remove any wax or dirt from your leatherwork, then wet a piece of cloth in the dye and work in a circular motion over the leather, reapplying as needed. Dyeing your leather using an airbrush or a conventional paint brush in a well-ventilated environment is also an option. Use a small sponge or cotton bud saturated in dye for the edges. Shake before use.
Please keep in mind that these dyes can only darken your leather even more. Application of dyes that are lighter than your leather will not lighten the color of your leather; in fact, it may darken it.
To guarantee that your dye is well coated and your leather is protected for longevity, use a leathercraft lacquer and primer binder to ensure lacquer adherence to your leather.
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.