How to Darken Leather????
   

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

How to Darken Leather????

This is a discussion on How to Darken Leather???? within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • How to darken shoe leather
  • Secret to darkening cowboy boots

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-14-2008, 06:59 PM
  #1
Yearling
How to Darken Leather????

Well, I've been trying to darken a bridle I got a while ago for forever. Right now I'm using Hydrophane Leather Darkening Oil but it only seems to darken it 1/10 of a shade each time I use it. I've had the bridle for a few months and use the darkening oil whenever I have time but it just doesn't get darker.

Also, right now I have it a decent shade but there's still a red tint to it that I can't stand. Any advice on how to get rid of the red??

Thanks in advance for the help!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    11-14-2008, 07:06 PM
  #2
Showing
What I've done is to actually dye a bridle I needed to match a saddle. Kelly makes a leather dye that you can get at a shoe repair shop or possibly at Walmart.
     
    11-14-2008, 07:07 PM
  #3
Super Moderator
Otherwise...oil it and put it in the sun...
     
    11-14-2008, 07:13 PM
  #4
Yearling
For the Kelly's Leather Dye what kind would you recomend for an Oakbark color? Or maybe even a shade darker?? Do you know if it would get rid of the red tint?

Farmpony, I'd do that exempt the sun is gone until spring.... Lol! It seems like all winter long we are living in darkness.

Thanks both of you for the advice.
     
    11-14-2008, 08:32 PM
  #5
Green Broke
When a leather is tanned a specific color, there isn't much you can do to darken it after oiling unless you want to use a dye like people have mentioned. Certain brands of Oakbark just have a reddish tint to it, especially the cheaper ones. I have an HDR oakbark bridle that's a medium brown, but the edges have a reddish tint.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
leather vs synthetic snowangel. Horse Tack and Equipment 4 07-31-2008 12:25 PM
How often do you oil a leather saddle? Harley's mom Horse Tack and Equipment 12 07-25-2008 07:30 PM
Has anyone ever dyed leather? blossom856 Horse Tack and Equipment 4 07-06-2008 12:59 PM
Leather conditioner crisisbill Horse Tack and Equipment 2 06-09-2008 03:50 PM
Leather Open Front Jumping boots, Hind leather ankle boots Painted1 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 9 11-07-2007 11:58 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0