Kyoshin Elle Japanese Leathercraft 10g Alcohol Based Red 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.
An out-of-the-box dye for leather dyeing enthusiast and artists. It is powdered to remove foreseen burden of transporting and storing it when bought in other forms like liquid. Best believe you will part with a fortune when you buy liquidified dyes, so why leap for them when powdered dyes are remarkably cheaper?
A mixture of powdered dye with colourless Denatured Alcohol (also called Methylated Spirits, Wood Spirit, or Denatured Rectified Spirit) works your untreated vegetable tanned leather in a shorter period , with an added advantage of a shorter drying period. Also, strict transportation regulations are non-existent with powdered dyes, thanks to their non-flammable nature.
Take a single butt of the dye and mix in colourless Denatured Alcohol at least 500ml. Mix them vigorously, keen on eliminating crystals that may form from undissolved dye. Leave to settle for not less than 1 hour. After the hour, the powdered dye should have dissolved. You can now use the mixture to treat your untreated vegetable tanned leather. Use an application brush that delicate brush for a consistent outcome. For better result, dip the applicator in water before every application stroke. You may not use all of your mixed dye. To preserve it correctly for later use, get an alcohol proof tin for storage.
Be advised of the possibility of the formation of lumps in the mixture owing to insoluble dye at the base of your solution. Fret not: just go on with the leather treatment but being conscious to not get the lumps onto your leather. The crystal might cause a case of ugly marks which you definitely don’t want.
Several shades of the dye available.
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. 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.