Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beautiful Pacific Northwest
• Horses: 0
You can use leather dye. Maybe. If it doesn't work, it will look even worse than the banana-cream-pie you have now.
The trick to dyeing leather is to make sure that ALL glaze, dirt, oils are completely removed from the surface. There are leather deglazing products out there that effectively strip everything off the leather and give you a raw surface to work with.
To get an even finish, I've heard a lot of people swear by making sure that the surface of the leather is slightly, uniformly damp before applying the dye.
I second Speed-Racer: don't expect miracles. If it's really cheap leather, it won't take the dye at all. Some really cheap leather is almost painted on. Hard to tell from the pic. Try the dye on a very inconspicuous location before letting loose on the whole thing.
Maybe just cover it with a tush-cush?
Why? Why would any saddle-maker make a banana-colored saddle?