Kyoshin Elle Japanese Leathercraft 10g Alcohol Based Brown Powdered Oil Dye, for Dyeing Untreated Vegetable Tanned Leather
Up to 500ml of alcohol based oil dye in a convenient powdered form, ensuring low cost and easy transportation. Simply mix with alcohol to achieve a high quality oil dye for your untreated vegetable tanned leather.
The Powdered Leathercraft Alcohol Oil Dye offers convenience in transportation and storage because of its powdered nature and is an excellent option for your vegetable-tanned leather. You do not have to incur extra transportation costs when this powdered dye promises to comes to you at a much lower price.
If you want to increase the dye’s penetration speed and depth by mixing it with colourless Denatured Alcohol (also called Methylated Spirits, Wood Spirit, or Denatured Rectified Spirit). One advantage of being powdered is not being subjected to postal regulations regarding the flammable premixed oil-based dyes.
Mix 500ml of colourless Denatured Alcohol with one tub of this leathercraft powdered dye and stir it to ensure that you do not clump the crystals together before leaving it to settle for about 1 hour. Ensure that you have cased your untreated vegetable-tanned leather with water before proceeding to apply the dye on it using even strokes from a soft-bristled brush. Take the remaining dye and seal it in an alcohol proof container.
You can end up with dye crystals that do not dissolve in the spirit and settle on the bottom. If this is the case, protect your leather from streaking by keeping the leather from contacting these crystals.
Please note: The powdered dye is meant to be mixed with colourless Denatured Alcohol exclusively (rubbing alcohol, or other kinds of alcohol are not suitable for this product) and the mixture used for treating vegetable-tanned leather alone. This dye should only be used on vegetable-tanned leather that has not been previously treated or dyed. Unfit for use on treated leather like those of handbags manufactured in factories, tabletops, jackets, leather seats, car seats among others. The reason is that a good number of these things have been pre-dyed or pre-treated to discourage subsequent dyeing. There's a great possibility of them having a plastic layer that inhibits the uptake of the dye. However, it is possible to test whether the items can be dyed. Take what you refer as pre-treated or dyed leather and completely clean it using a recommended cleaning agent. Proceed by putting a drop of alcohol on the treated portion. You may need to rub in the alcohol gently. The results can go two ways: the leather absorbs the alcohol without ruining the leather, or it ruins it. The first result indicates that the dye is suitable for leather. Since impeccable results are not guaranteed on pre-treated or pre-dyed leather, it is prudent that you contact the manufacturer for information. A rule of thumb for us is that you always test the dye on a tiny portion of the item before deciding to dye the whole item, especially in the face of uncertainty of the suitability of the dye to the leather.