Leather Dye Pro
Alcohol based dye used for dying leather
- Added oil keeps the leather soft
- Great penetration and coverage
- Excellent colour fastness
- Mixes easily to produce other colours
Leather Dye Pro is an alcohol based leather dye that penetrates into the leather giving it a strong coverage of colour in just one application. The product dries quickly and can be used to dye both the top and suede side of leather.
It comes in 19 specially designed colours to suit all kinds of projects and these colours can be mixed together to allow you to match any colour you like.
NOTE: This product can be used to restore the colour to faded leather but in these instances, we class it for professional use. If you're looking for a product to use as a consumer to restore the colour to leather, then we recommend using our Leather Re-Colouring Balm.
The Dye Pro is colourfast once dry but we do recommend finishing all projects with a leather finish for best results. These can be used to enhance the appearance of the dyed leather, but also to provide protection.
Our Leather Dye Pro is suitable for all absorbent types of leather.
Coverage & Shelf Life
Depending on the thickness and absorbency of the leather you are dying will alter the coverage. 500ml of Dye Pro should dye roughly 2.5m².
Store in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.
Store between 8°C and 30°C.
Once opened, use within 3 years.
Shake well before use.
Always pre-test on a scrap piece of leather, or an inconspicuous area first.
Apply the Leather Dye Pro to a sponge, dauber, or your preferred method of application and rub into the leather in all directions to ensure an even coverage (or spray from all angles if using an airbrush). It will take roughly 1 hour to dry naturally. It is not recommended to dry the dye off with a hair drier as it can cause the dye to migrate, causing it to dry patchy. Further coats can be applied it required.
Buff with a dry cloth to remove any excess dye, then finish with your desired finish; Natural Finish, or Leather Finish.
- Dark Blue
- Light Blue
- Dark Red
- Lime Green
- Medium Brown
- Light Brown
- Dark Brown
How many coats are required?
This varies depending on the thickness of the leather you are dying.
Without diluting the dye, on average one or two coats should be enough to ensure good colour coverage is achieved. You can apply further coats, allowing to dry before applying the next until you are happy with the colour.
If you dilute the dye with Dye Reducer, the number of coats will vary depending on how much it has been diluted by.
It is important to always buff the leather with a dry cloth to remove any excess dye before proceeding to the finishing stage.
What is the difference between Leather Dye WB and Leather Dye Pro?
The Dye Pro is alcohol based, therefore it has a quicker drying time, and will give faster penetration. This is because the alcohol opens the pores of the leather, allowing the dye to soak in quicker.
The Leather Dye WB is water based and so is environmentally friendly. You will still achieve great penetration with this product, however, it will take slightly longer to dry.
The colour is too bright for my liking, can this be made duller or weaker?
Yes, if the colour is too bright for your project, you can use Dye Reducer to weaken/ lighten the dye. This can be mixed at any ratio (only when used to weaken or dilute your dye) to reach your desired colour. As this dilutes the dye, additional coats may be required in order to achieve your colour.
The dye is drying patchy, is there a way to overcome this?
Yes, mixing the Dye with Dye Reducer at a ratio of 1:1 will reduce the strength of the dye, and so reduce the amount of dye being absorbed into areas of the leather when you rub it in. Using this method you'll apply several lighter coats of the dye mixture, but it will help reduce the patchiness of the leather when it dried.
The best way to achieve an even coverage of dye is to apply it to the leather using an airbrush, as this will ensure an even amount of dye is applied to every part of the leather.