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I have a purple purse and I would like to know if you dye leather and bake the dye into the purse so it does not come off. The shoe maker place told me you have to bake the dye to make it stay from coming off. I want it dyed black.
Kim from Maumee, OH
Putting black leather dye over purple shouldn't be too hard. Just prepare the leather surface well. Use several coats. and then seal with black wax polish. I don't know about the heat - sounds to me as if it would be bad for the leather??? Go to someplace that deal with leather crafts, like the Tandy's chain. They will have everything you need.
I agree with previous boster, but I know that SOME dyes require heat to set them--usually boiling for a few minutes. I suspect baking the leather while wet wouldn't hurt too much but better to check b4 ruining!
Go to www.Parasolinc.com . They have actual leather dye, not thinned down paint. It is guaranteed not to peel, flake or chip.
My dh, who does leather work has dyed shoes and purses for me. Find proper leather dye and follow instructions. There is proper lacquer finish to use on top.
If I sent you the purse could you dye it? Please let me know. Thank you, Kim
Hi there i have cherry colour leather couch and would like to change it to grey, if i re dye it will there be any problems like peeling off and such? I saw your comment and you recommend a site , is that a trusted site? Thanks
I found a great project bag; I hope! Can I totally remove all of the stain from the leather bag and re-stain?
I accidentally spilled nail polish remover on a purse and it ruined the color. No sure I recommend this on purpose as a treatment, maybe if you tried it on a corner and did it in a controlled way....like using a cotton ball, it might work.
Please post your finished...I have a few damaged purses I would love to remake...but not sure how to go about it. A few are my grandmother's and are cute but damaged. Most are well over 50 years old.
There are dye remover products sold.
You do not say what color your "project" purse is but it seems that almost all recommendations do not say to remove the dye but to clean and then just dye the purse whatever color you choose.
I think this kind of project requires a lot of reading/research but there are so many sites/suggestions it becomes a chore to even Google the subject.
Here is a review of one dye product that looks promising:
dye removal for leather
Use a razor, fine-grit sandpaper to scrape the top layer of the leather, will this remove any protective coats
Dampen a cloth with denatured alcohol and rub it on the dyed leather. This will remove most of the stain if alcohol based. Use as little as possible to remove the stain, then rinse it in water and apply leather conditioner
Wipe down the leather with lacquer thinner in the same manner as the denatured alcohol if the alcohol proves ineffective at removing the stain. Lacquer thinner will work on different dyes
Soak the material in a very weak solution of bleach and water. This will get rid of the dye stain, but will also turn the material itself a pale gray.
Dye over the entire piece of leather with a darker color if none of the other techniques got dye out
Can I use colour shoe wax to change the colour of my leather sofa or do I have to buy the dye kits which work out expensive for a traditional 3 piece suites.
Perhaps a person who works at a shoe repair shop could tell you how to dye leather. the only other idea I have is to contact the manufacturer for suggestions. I worry the dye will come off on your clothing.
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