Although it is not difficult to dye leather, you had better prepare some materials.
- Before dying, you should read all instructions on the dye bottle.
- Some dyes can be thinned with water, while some dyes cannot be thinned.
Steps to Dye a Leather Purse
- Check the purse’s material.
- Vegetable tanned leather, dry and stiff, is lighter in color, and is compatible with the widest variety of dyes.
- For other types of tanned leather, you had better make sure that the dye used is compatible with the leather purse.
- Remove any surface dirt or dust. Note: make sure the purse dries completely before beginning the dye process.
- Use newspaper to stuff the inside of the bag to hold its shape.
- Use a brush to apply the dye to all or parts of the purse to completely cover the area to be dyed and ensure that the color is evenly applied to achieve a smooth effect. Before adding the next layer, make sure that each layer is completely dry.
- Apply the final coat of dye after the purse dries completely.
- Use a soft cloth to buff the surface of the bag to remove any excess dye and give the bag a smooth, uniform finish.
- Use sealant products to coat the outside of the dyed, buffed bag, preventing the new color from rubbing off on other items or clothing.