Originally Posted by Liberty Valence
If I want to dye a saddle black (and the leather is proper leather...not that cheap Asian junk), does the saddle have to have a flat, natural finish or can I do it with any kind? (will it work with saddles that are shiny?)
If the Saddle has the shiny stuff on it, you cannot dye a saddle, some shiny stuff can be washed of with only warm water as it is water soluble, they other kind cannot be removed very easily.
I have seen a few attempts at dyeing a Saddle and I would not recommend it, take it to a Saddle repair shop or a Cobbler shoe repair place for an opinion, especially because of the shiny stuff.