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post #481 of 490
New question:
What type of brushes would you recommend for working with alcohol based dye? I seem to remember reading badger somewhere, but am looking for more input.
Thanks
post #482 of 490
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Originally Posted by ClosetEvolution View Post

New question:
What type of brushes would you recommend for working with alcohol based dye? I seem to remember reading badger somewhere, but am looking for more input.
Thanks

Badger is good if you can find it for a good price but it can be expensive. Some of the soft synthetic brushes are good also and easier to find
post #483 of 490
Allen Edmonds that got a change. The client didn't care for the lighter toe so wanted a different look.

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post #484 of 490
@Yellowevo84
Thank you. I hope to start experimenting end of this month or beginning of next. I've read through this thread once already, any final tips before I purchase equipment?
post #485 of 490
quote name="ClosetEvolution" url="/t/45530/shoe-antiquing/480#post_8533805"]@Yellowevo84
Thank you. I hope to start experimenting end of this month or beginning of next. I've read through this thread once already, any final tips before I purchase equipment?[/quote]

Prepping the leather properly is key to a good job.
post #486 of 490

So many good works here! Hope to post my own here soon:D

post #487 of 490

After some lengthy PMs back and forth wirth @Yellowevo84 (many thanks for your time), I got my shoes to a nice dark brown without too much red tint. However, in sunlight, there is an ugly yellow undertone to them. Would this indicate that the dye didn't penetrate deep enough? I haven't used cream or wax yet because I've been using alcohol to lighten the color in certain areas and then conditioning again to blend and even out the color. Is there anything I can do short of applying another layer of dye (which will make the shoes much too dark again), or should I just use cream polish and hope that covers up the ugly yellow?

 

These shoes were second-hand Allen Edmonds that I was going to replace anyway, so I'm treating this exercise as a training session.

post #488 of 490
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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

After some lengthy PMs back and forth wirth @Yellowevo84
(many thanks for your time), I got my shoes to a nice dark brown without too much red tint. However, in sunlight, there is an ugly yellow undertone to them. Would this indicate that the dye didn't penetrate deep enough? I haven't used cream or wax yet because I've been using alcohol to lighten the color in certain areas and then conditioning again to blend and even out the color. Is there anything I can do short of applying another layer of dye (which will make the shoes much too dark again), or should I just use cream polish and hope that covers up the ugly yellow?

These shoes were second-hand Allen Edmonds that I was going to replace anyway, so I'm treating this exercise as a training session.

This could be a sign the dyes didn't penetrate enough or the shoes were not stripped enough. There could be many reasons and why we all say that you learn through trial and error. Once you put on polish it will change things.
post #489 of 490
This was an intersting change as a lot of tones and textures put into the leather.

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post #490 of 490
Ordered my alcohol based dyes and denatured alcohol yesterday. Already got my Decant and Dubbin Graisse. My adventure into custom patina will soon begin!
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