Do you think dyeing leather items like your ratty old leather couch or beat-up high school leather jacket a pain in the bottom? Well, you’re wrong. Dyeing leathers isn’t only very easy to do, it’s also quite rewarding. Dyeing leather can serve as a fountain of youth for your old leather items. It’s also a practical thing to do, for leather is naturally durable and reusable; the only sign of age and wearing for leather is its fading color, and leather dyeing can easily solve that. Dyeing leather can be an aesthetic in its own right. For example, imagine your home dcor changing for one reason or the other, and all of a sudden you’ve ended up with an emerald couch and a burgundy wall. Instead of going through the trouble repainting your wall, how about just taking advantage of the aesthetic powers of dyed leather and dye your couch into a black couch that can fit in any part of your house?
There are some tricks, however, to dying leather. First of all, the leather has to be properly prepared. All of the finish has to be removed so that you can get the best result. Next you need to prepare the leather dye. If you want your couch or item to be black, you might not want to automatically dye the couch the black color. Instead, you should start with a lighter color and then work your way up to the black. Say you have a white couch and you want it to be black. You would first want to dye it a color darker than white, such as green. Then something darker than green, like dark blue. It is only then that you would dye the leather black. If you use black leather dye without darkening the fabric, you might not get as dark of a result as you want. By dying it shades at a time, you will end up with a deep, dark color that is sure to be exactly what you are looking for.