Powdered Leathercraft Alcohol Oil Dye 500ml for Vegetable Tanned Leather Orange
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 500ml Powdered Leathercraft Alcohol Oil Dye for Vegetable Tanned Leather Orange conveniently comes in powder form-as the name suggests. The reason is genius: saves transportation and storage space enabling bulk buying and storage. Realistically speaking, why purchase bottled dye when the cost of transporting powdered dye is absurdly lower?
The dye is pretty fast too. A mixture of the powdered dye and Methylated Spirits works on untreated vegetable tanned leather extensively and relatively quicker than water-based dyes. It dries up equally faster as well. Its powdery form is also advantageous on the front of transportation regulations,especially the ones flammable premixed oil-based dyes are subjected to.
To use, add one tub part dye with not more than 500ml of crystal Methylated spirits. If the dye colour is bright, add lesser amounts of Methylated Spirits. Next, mix them completely, ensuring your resultant mixture is void of crystals. Leave for an hour or so. After checking that the powdered dye has fully dissolved after sitting, it is ready for use on untreated vegetable-tanned leather. For best results, it is recommended that you make uniform strokes with a brush that has soft bristles. Also, a best practice tip is that you should briefly dip your soft brush in water before applying the dye. Also, an alcohol-proof jar should be used to store any remaining mixture.
The possibility of the dye forming the unwanted crystals because of partial dissolution in the Methylated Spirit is a reality and unavoidable. To mitigate unsightly results on your leather, ensure you keep the lumps away from your leather, least you have a case of streaking.
Comes in a wide range of colours.
Please note: The powdered dye is meant to be mixed with Methylated Spirits exclusively and the mixture used for treating vegetable-tanned leather alone. Solely to 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, table tops, jackets, leather seats, car seats among other. 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 uptake of the dye. However, it is possible to test whether the items can be dyed. Take what you think to be 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 the 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.