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turning brown bridles black
my question is, if i paint my dark brown bridle with that black raven stuff (so technical arent i lol) anyway, if i do that will it stain the leather or just coat it??
the reason i ask is that my best pair of leather reins are dark brown and i would prefer them to be black so i can use them on my new bridle on sunday.
if that wouldnt work, is there anything that would?
It'll just coat. Leather is sealed after its dyed to keep the original color in. As far as I know, there's nothing you can use that will permanently dye finished leather...I was wondering the same thing about a brown saddle I got years ago :P
ah ok fair enough :) thank you :D
I regularly dye light oil tack to match a burgundy saddle I have (one of my saddles).
I start with a leather stripper. It is really an alcohol base product made to prepare leather to accept dye. The dye I prefer is made by Kelly and I get it at a shoe repair shop. I use two coats then let it sit for an hour. I then use a clean cotton rag to remove any excess and oil it up. I've had no problem with the dye coming off in my hands.
Warning: this is my personal experience and although I've done this many many times I can't tell you what your experience may be. I start out with a very good leather product and take care to strip it properly before applying the dye. I've done this with new and well used reins, saddlebags, and headstalls.
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