- Nov 1, 2003
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Has anyone here ever re-dyeing their shoes to a much darker colour? What are the best leather dye products available out there?
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Try looking here...(its an antiquing process but you may be able to applty the concept to what you want) http://www.styleforum.net/cgi-bin....2;st=22 Other's may have better information. JJFHas anyone here ever re-dyeing their shoes to a much darker colour? What are the best leather dye products available out there?
Ooops...FIH, I was the one who started asking A. Harris about his antiquing technique. I'm hoping to do a lasting, permanent colouring job to a pale brown shoes and thinking to experiment with re-dyeing.
You will need De-Glazer, Feibings Dye, a couple of daubers and some newspaper. Take out the laces, stuff shoes with newspaper tightly. With a rag, deglaze per instructions on can. Wearing rubber gloves, start applying dye with dauber at toe (I start above the welt), working quickly across the shoe from left to right. Let dry overnight, rub out the first coat and re-apply. After a few hours, start applying polish - 2 or 3 coats.Has anyone here ever re-dyeing their shoes to a much darker colour
Apparently you can bleach (strip) out the color, even black, with acetone (ending up with some dirty grey). Then you can apply either burgundy or navy and you will end up with something like this:You can only dye darker. Going lighter requires paint.