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How to Darken Undyed Leather

post #1 of 7
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So I picked up an undyed leather belt and a bracelet while on trip to Mexico, I was wondering how I get it to darken, similar to the belt at the top of the page here. (http://www.corterleather.bigcartel.c...wallet-gallery)

I also just bought some Obenauf's LP for my Frye Brando Engineer Boots and was wondering if someone would mind describing how to apply it.

Thanks in advance for the help.
post #2 of 7
Conditioner and wear. Exposure to sunlight, elements and raw denim will produce an amazing patina after a little while. Don't stick it into a closet and wait for a patina to develop and don't polish it (unless you're into that sort of thing.) *We also have a 'quick questions thread' for instances just like this.
post #3 of 7
Just give it a good rub down with the Obenauf's LP, that alone should darken it up quite a bit, works great on vachetta leather which is also undyed, other option is to let it sit in the sun and just wear the hell out of it.

And to apply the Obenauf's LP is a no brainer, just clean the surface and apply with a dry flannel cloth, remove any excess and afterwards just let it sit so the oil with absorb itself to the leather.
post #4 of 7
afaik, to get results like on the corter site: first leave it out in the sun for a day or two. apply neatsfoot oil. use often. it will evolve over time.
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Conditioner and wear. Exposure to sunlight, elements and raw denim will produce an amazing patina after a little while. Don't stick it into a closet and wait for a patina to develop and don't polish it (unless you're into that sort of thing.)

*We also have a 'quick questions thread' for instances just like this.

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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post
Just give it a good rub down with the Obenauf's LP, that alone should darken it up quite a bit, works great on vachetta leather which is also undyed, other option is to let it sit in the sun and just wear the hell out of it.

And to apply the Obenauf's LP is a no brainer, just clean the surface and apply with a dry flannel cloth, remove any excess and afterwards just let it sit so the oil with absorb itself to the leather.

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Originally Posted by wiru View Post
afaik, to get results like on the corter site: first leave it out in the sun for a day or two. apply neatsfoot oil. use often. it will evolve over time.


Thanks for the help, ill put it in the questions section next time.
post #6 of 7
Time is generally the best way. A little oil or leather food or whatever once in a while is acceptable, I guess.
post #7 of 7
just scooped up some obenaufs oil and lp for a new pair of redwing 8131's and my corter goods setup. i've heard very good things about it.
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