How Do You Dye A Leather Purse?

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How Do You Dye A Leather Purse?

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Dyeing leather isn’t a highly complicated process, but it does require some planning. Make sure you have the right materials before beginning the process of dyeing your leather purse. Make sure the purse to be dyed is a vegetable tanned item. Vegetable-tanned leather is compatible with the widest variety of dyes. Generally, vegetable-tanned leather is dry and stiff, like cardboard, and is lighter in color. If it is not a vegetable tanned purse, make sure the dye to be used is compatible with other types of tanned leather. Remove any surface dirt or dust from the purse. If the purse was dampened during cleaning, make sure it dries completely before beginning the dye process. Stuff the inside of the bag with newspaper or another material so it holds its shape and doesn’t bend or move during the dyeing and drying processes. Apply the dye to either all or parts of the purse (as you prefer) using a brush. Completely cover the areas to be dyed and make sure the color is applied evenly for a

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