Because black is darker than brown, dyeing brown leather black is fairly easy. Changing the color of leather is achieved through the process of staining rather than actually dyeing the material.Know More
To stain leather black, black dye such as TRG, newspaper, a scrubby pad used for cleaning, gloves and the leather are needed. The newspaper and gloves are used to protect the work surface and the dyer's hands. Most color dyes come with a preparer solution and application sponges. Before starting to stain, the leather needs to be clean and dry. It is also important that it be real leather and not patent leather or suede.
The first step is to work the preparer solution into the leather with the scrubby pad. Cover all parts of the leather thoroughly and evenly with smooth strokes. Scrubbing too hard can damage the leather, and gentle pressure is all that is needed. Once the preparer solution has dried, the dye is applied to the shoes in layers until the desired effect is achieved. Thin layers are preferred, as they are easier to build upon and create a smoother, more even appearance. For best results, the layers should dry only a minute or two in between coats, and the leather should dry for a full 48 hours before being used.Learn more about Dyeing
Carpet dyeing should be left to the professionals, according to Phoenix Brands, the manufacturer of Rit dyes. Proper application and setting of carpet dye requires high temperatures, high pressure, special chemicals and surfactants.Full Answer >
Aniline-dyed leather is treated with soluble pigments and contains no sealer, paint or insoluble dyes. This type of leather still looks like skin and has visible pores and other imperfections. It is not waterproof. A similar product called semi-aniline leather has the same rustic appearance but has a sealed top layer, which protects it from moisture and stains.Full Answer >
Carpet dye is available for purchase from AmericolorDyes.com, AutoDetailingWarehouse.com and Amazon.com as of 2015. AmericolorDyes.com and Amazon.com list both home and automobile carpet dyes for sale, and AutoDetailingWarehouse.com sells auto carpet dye products.Full Answer >
To dye your suede shoes, you'll need a toothbrush, a dye that is specifically designed for suede, protective gloves and fabric or paper for stuffing the shoes. Dream a Little Bigger recommends Fiebing's Suede and Roughout dye for dyeing suede.Full Answer >