Saturday, February 6, 2016

DIY . How to Dye Leather Boots



In this video, I show how I dyed my leather cowboy boots. This is the second time I've done a DIY leather dye job and the process was quite straightforward. I am loving my "new" boots!

Here is what you need:
- A large workspace - a tiled floor works well
- Bedsheets, garbage bags, paper, or puppy pee pads to cover the workspace
- One Tarrago Color Dye Self-Shine Kit (contains instructions, 25ml preparer, 25ml dye, small sponge, and small brush)
- One Fiebing's Leather Dye Kit (contains 118ml dye and cotton dauber) - this is a penetrating dye but it doesn't say that anywhere on the packaging
- Waterproof gloves
- Mildly abrasive scrubber sponge
- Small foam brush
- Old washcloth

Step 1 - Prep the leather by using the "Preparer" included in the Tarrago kit. Work the product into the leather by buffing it in with a mildly abrasive sponge.

Step 2 - Apply a thin coat of the Fiebing's Penetrating Leather Dye right after preparing the leather (do not wait for the leather to dry). Use a small foam brush to apply the dye to large areas and the dauber to apply the dye to nooks & crannies. When the bag is somewhat dry to the touch, apply a second coat. Let dry for 24 hours.

Step 3 - Apply a thin layer of the Self-Shine Dye included in the Tarrago kit. Work the product into the leather with a sponge in a circular motion. Use a small foam brush to apply the dye to large areas and the small brush included in the Tarrago kit for the nooks & crannies. Wait a few hours and apply a second coat. Touch up the bag with the small brush as needed.

My DIY on How to Dye a Leather Bag links:
Video
Blog post
OOTD Update

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer!

1 comment:

  1. best work boots are of many kinds.Different users have different purpose to put on boots. But both hard workers who perform field works and also the official people can put this on.It will be stylish as well as protective to the feet.

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