Kyoshin Elle Japanese Leathercraft 10g Alcohol Based Green 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.
This exceptional dye is befitting for treatment of leather. It is sold as a powder with makes it easy for the buyer to transport and store. The transport and storage costs of powdered dye versus liquefied dye is significant, with those of the latter being absurdly high.
Virgin vegetable tanned leather is easy to treat using the powdered dye, provided a little mixing is done prior to the application. This kind of alcohol oil based dye produces swift and deep results as opposed to water based dyes. Powdered dye is also easy to transport as it is not subjected to tough rules because unlike other kinds of dyes, it is inflammable
For a successful leather treatment process, you will need to combine the powdered dye with some colourless Denatured Alcohol (also called Methylated Spirits, Wood Spirit, or Denatured Rectified Spirit) in a clean container. Add one portion of the dye to 500ml of colourless Denatured Alcohol. Consider reducing the amount of the colourless Denatured Alcohol when dealing with dyes that have bright colours. Mix the two components until well done, with no crystal in the solution. Let it rest for 1 hour before proceeding to apply the dye onto your untreated vegetable tanned leather. It is recommended that you use a soft brush and immerse the brush in water with every stroke for crisp results. To correctly put away unutilized dye, get an alcohol proof jar for storage.
It should be pointed out that crystals may form in the solution of dye that didn’t entirely mix with the colourless Denatured Alcohol. In this instance, be careful that they do not get on your leather while you work it, to prevent unwanted smudges.
The dye is stocked in numerous shades.
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.