An improved version of the traditional leather dye. Pro Dye is also an alcohol based dye created specifically for natural strap leather, vegetable tanned leather and bag & case leather. Excellent coverage and superior colorfastness.
Tip: Use on top of the black leather dye, black resolene. This deepens the colour! ( en makes the surface water resistant)
|Title||Fiebing Pro (Oil) Dye 32 oz/Quart black Black 946 ml (= 32 oz.)|
*The swatches shown above are all on veg-tanned leather.
Take the right precautions (gloves etc.)!
Preparing the paint surface
With this product, Fiebing's advises Fiebing's Deglazer or Dye Prep as a product for cleaning/preparing the leather surface.
Deglazer removes old shine and finish layers.
Dye prep cleans the leather (it's like a soapy water)
Application of the paint
While the leather is still damp from cleaning (see preparation). You can apply the dye evenly with a dauber. For larger surfaces, Fiebing's sponges can be useful. We recommend to apply it in circular motions. Stripes will continue to be seen. A second layer may be applied if necessary. With each layer you apply to the surface, the color darkens.
Applying this paint does require some practice. We strongly recommend test pieces.
Diluting the paint can be done with Fiebing's Dye reducer. Sometimes it also works by slightly diluting it with water (first try on a test piece).
After-treatment of the paint surface
After painting, remove the paint that remains on the surface with a soft cloth. Rub the leather firmly. For a high gloss, you can use the product Fiebing's Resolene as a finish layer. There are several finishes possible see each product for details.
Tip: Use about the black leather dye, black resolene. This makes the color even deeper! (and makes the surface water repellent)