Monday, November 7, 2011

Dyeing Process

So, I have reached the dyeing process.  I wanted to dye this bill in black.  Since Tandy Leather Factory rolled out their new product under the label 'Professional Water Stain" product.  So, Dennis Guerra, manager of the Austin store was nice enough to let me take this product for a ride so I could post the results here.  Well, it worked out better than I expected for sure.  The child proof cap was a bit more difficult to maneuver.  The product can be applied by a sponge or piece of wool scrap.  The interesting thing is the suggested application process.  It does require to apply the dye by rubbing it into the leather.  As you apply the dye, it will appear as if the dye will streak due to lack of coverage......but wait a minute.......the dye actually gets better with time!

I would also recommend that you buff the leather project once the dye appears dry.  In the second picture shows the results of the buffing.  As you can tell there is very little residual on the scrap.  The project does come out a bit better and shiny when the buffing is completed.

So, I have decided to dump my Eco-Flo products (sorry) and move onto the Professional Water Stain.  Next, the Professional Satin Sealer.......stay tune!

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