If you are looking for a quick and easy way to restore or change the colour of your leather furniture, car seats, footwear, or clothing, read this blog to find out how you can use our products as a leather spray paint.
In tanneries leather is dyed and then spray painted. So all our of products have been designed to re-create the process used in the tannery to paint leather, allowing you to achieve professional spray painting results, at home.
Using Leather Spray Paint for Car Seats, Sofas and Shoes
We’ve split this blog into three sections to shows you which one of our leather paint products is best for spray painting each different item:
- Leather car seats – use our Leather Colourant Kit
- Leather sofas – use our Leather Colourant Kit
- Leather shoes – use our Leather Paint
Car seat leather spray paint
If you are going to be working on car seats, you are best using our Leather Colourant Kit as it contains all the products you need to restore or change the colour of the leather, including the Leather Colourant, which can be used as a leather spray paint.
It is not just a standard leather spray paint but an actual process, which gives fine results every time. Before spraying the Colourant on to the car seats, you should begin by cleaning the leather using the Leather Prep. This will remove the manufactured finish and any silicones that are soluble in solvents. You will then need to use the Alcohol Cleaner to remove any other silicones that are not soluble in solvents, such as spray-on polish and waxes. In doing so, you will create the best surface to spray the Colourant onto the leather and help it adhere properly.
There is a small airbrush included in the kit that allows you to spray the Leather Colourant, as well as the Leather Finish which will seal in the colour. Using these products as a leather spray paint allows you to achieve the same type of finish that is achieved I the tanneries.
Although the leather seemed in perfect condition, our customer wanted a change. He used our Leather Colourant Kit to spray his leather car seats from cream to black!
In the photo on the left, you can see that these leather car seats were faded, worn and stained before our customer restored them with our Leather Colourant Kit. The photo on the right shows the results, after the leather has been sprayed.
In the image above, you can see that as well as restoring the colour to the surrounding leather, the middle console of the car seat has been removed to change the colour completely.
Our Leather Colourant Kit includes one colour of Leather Colourant, but additional colours can be ordered separately when creating bespoke designs.
Sofa leather spray paint
To restore or change the colour of leather sofas, we recommend that you follow the same process as above and use our Leather Colourant Kit.
Whether you’re working on an armchair or a three-piece suite, applying the Leather Colourant as a leather spray paint will allow you to cover a larger surface area in a shorter amount of time and will also help create a smoother finish.
This tub chair has been given a new lease of life! Our customer has used our Leather Colourant Kit to change the colour from beige to grey.
In the image on the left, you can see that the seat cushions on this leather sofa were faded and worn. Our customer used our Leather Colourant Kit to not only restore the leather but completely change the colour to match the new décor.
In the photo on the left, you can see that the leather on this sofa was faded and stained before our customer restored it with our Leather Colourant Kit. The photo on the right shows the results.
Shoe leather spray paint
For spraying designs onto leather shoes and trainers, we have created a specialist Leather Paint. It can be sprayed onto the leather as a leather spray paint, or applied by sponge or brush. The main aim of the Leather Paint is for creating custom designs and patterns on leather shoes, but it can also be used to paint all other items of leather too.
As our Leather Paint is water-based, it can be thinned with water so that you can spray the paint onto the leather with an airbrush. This allows you to cover a larger surface area in a short amount of time, but also allows you to add more depth and a range of patterns to your designs.
In the first image, you can see the Leather Paint being decanted into the canister, ready to spray. The second image shows it being spray painted onto the leather over a stencil to create the pattern which is shown in the third image.
Leather spray paint summary
The way in which you paint or restore an item depends on the type of leather you are working on. If you’re unsure which one is best for you, read our Types of Leather Dye blog.
The main difference is our Leather Paint is designed for painting designs onto leather, whereas our Leather Colourant Kit is designed to restoring, or changing the colour of larger items of leather.