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Dying a Leather Bag

Make an old leather bag new again with DeSerres’ leather and vinyl dye. This water-based dye is ideal for quickly rejuvenating a tired garment or accessory. Can’t find the perfect bag to match an outfit? Why not make one to match instead!
Materials:
  • DeSerres leather and vinyl dye
  • DeSerres leather and vinyl cleaner
  • DeSerres leather and vinyl top coat (matte or glossy)
  • Leather or vinyl bag or accessory
  • Paintbrush
  • Cloth
  • Sponge
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Gloves
  • Apron
Instructions:

How to refresh your fashion with leather dye

Step 1: Protect your table, clothes and hands from becoming dyed before you begin. Use a drop cloth or sheet of plastic on your table, and wear an apron and gloves. Using masking tape, painters’ tape or washi tape, mask off anything you don’t want dyed on the bag (buckles, zippers or other metal parts).

 

Step 2: Prepare your bag by washing it with DeSerres Leather and Vinyl Cleaner. This solvent-based cleaner is specially formulated for leather and vinyl and will remove any greasy residue, allowing the dye to better adhere and saturate the surface.

 

Step 3: Use a paintbrush to paint the edges and crevices of your bag. Brush strokes will show on the finished bag, so it is best to only use brushes on small, hard to reach areas. Apply the dye with a cloth or sponge.

 

Step 4: If applying more than one coat, let the dye dry between applications. For best results, apply one coat working left to right, the second coat working top to bottom. Repeat this step as many times as needed to achieve the colour you want. Applying several thin coats is best for a uniform colour. Leave the bag to dry for 24 hours.

 

Step 5: Once dry, apply either a matte or a glossy DeSerres leather and vinyl top coat to protect your bag.

  • This project should be done in a well-ventilated area
  • Test colours on a small area (inside or on the underside) to make sure it is what you want
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