Fiebings Leather Dye is recognized throughout the world of leather crafting as the best alcohol-based, deep penetrating dye on the market. This alcohol-based leather dye gives a permanent color change and flat finish to leather projects. Leaves leather soft and has excellent penetration and color depth. Can also be used on wood fro craft projects. Dries uniformly. Burgundy dye comes in a 4 ounce bottle.
Color: Burgundy
Manufacturer: Weaver Leather, LLC
Size: 4 oz.
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by WayneChicago >> See more reviews

COUPLE OF POINTS

Used this to dye some Coach leather goods that I own and I just wanted to make a couple of meaningful points. A little goes a long way, andf this small bottle will dye a ton of leather things. So, if you are on the fence about getting one or two bottles, get one. It runs a tad darker than you'd think. So, medium brown, like I got, is very brown. Hard to explain, but I'm just letting you know if you are on the fence about going lighter or darker, go lighter. Like the other reviewer said, this stuff is very hard to get out. Once it dries on the leather, it dries firmly and does not rub off. You could buy the leather cleaner tp prep the leather befor applying this product, but I did what many online sites mention and used baby wipes, pre-moistened and unscented. They work wonders on all leather and it's a good tip to use them. Then, once dry, apply this dye. The dobber they give you with this small bottle is very excellent for small areas (less than a few inches across) or for piping.edging. For larger surfaces, you;ll want to buy a few cheap disposable foam paint brushes. Don't for a second get this on your hands (it takes a week to come off totally), on the floor, or even in your sink My stainless steel sink got some from my washing up, and it;s still there a month later. No amount of ammonia and scrubbing seems to take it off, but some Soft Scrub and elbow grease has it improved. And it stains instantly, so best to do this outdoors. I also use Leather Honey for general mosturizing and care, and I've written a review of that product, it;s colorless, odorless, and is slightly oily, it is like clear honey when you put it on, and I like it, too, very much. Enjoy! .Leather Honey Leather Conditioner, the Best Leather Conditioner Since 1968, 32 Oz Bottle

My furniture looks new again!

I used this product to dye 2 large leather chairs that were very worn due to pets. I am very pleased with the results for the price. Our chairs look new again & will give us many more years of use! Thanks for selling such a quality affordable solution.

Amazing Dye!

I made a big mistake. I asked my 9 year old son "If you could only get one thing for Christmas, what would it be?". I was expecting the answer to be "An Xbox 360" since he had been wanting one for a year. I already had one wrapped and under the tree, so I thought this was a safe question. Boy was I wrong! His answer flabbergasted me. "A teal baseball glove." A WHAT? Now, it is important to note that my son is a very good baseball player. His dad was a very good baseball player and has worked with him. He plays on a team and it is the one thing that he loves more than video games. I just wasn't expecting an answer like this in the middle of winter when he hadn't touched a baseball in months. I asked him why teal? There is a baseball video game. One of the players has a teal baseball glove. It is apparently awesome. So this began my search for a teal baseball glove. After searching high and low on the internet and in real life I discovered that teal baseball gloves do not exist. I found one that was manufactured several years ago, but it is no longer made and a very expensive collector's glove now. It also was teal & black. He wanted solid teal. So I found myself in a bad situation. I had asked a 9 year old what the one thing he would want for Christmas was and he had given me a very good answer. He asked for something simple. Something that would encourage him to play outside, with other kids. (He is shy and baseball has helped tremendously with that). So there was only one thing I could do. Dye one. I searched for info online and found a baseball glove collectors forum where they were discussing dyeing gloves for restoration purposes. They recommended Fiebings's Leather dye. I googled their website and found that they didn't have a teal dye, but they did have Turquoise and Aqua. The Aqua looked closer to teal on their color chart. I sent an email to their customer support and explained my project. A very friendly person emailed me back and we discussed my project and he recommended a stripping product to use before dyeing and a sealing product to use afterwards. Very helpful customer service. I got a very light colored glove from Play it Again Sports. This glove had the kid's name written on it 50 places with sharpie. I was skeptical about the dye covering it, but it worked amazingly. You cannot tell that there was ever anything written on it, and it looks like a brand new glove now. The dye was very easy to use. It took only about an hour to dye the whole glove, including using the stripper and getting into all the little nooks and crannies. I forgot to buy some gloves, and ended up getting quite a bit on my hands. Of course I was dying a baseball glove. If you were dying something flat you could probably do it without gloves. The bottle said that rubbing alcohol would take the dye off, but I didn't have any. It wore off in a few days. On Christmas morning my son was SO excited. He still believes in Santa, so I boxed it up and wrapped it with the same paper his gifts from me and dad were in. Then I put a note from Santa in his stocking explaining that when Santa told the elves what he wanted they didn't have any teal leather, so they couldn't make him one. So Santa had called me to see what else he might like and I had offered to dye one for him. Santa then explained that he had sent me one of his old gloves and the supplies to dye it and I had done him a huge favor by doing the work. I would definitely use this product again. It made Christmas morning an amazing experience!

by Shann Reviews >> See more reviews

Turned an Old Purse Into New

**UPDATE** In my original review, I say that you don't need a Deglazer or a sealant. I was using the purse in the winter months, so it never rubbed off on anything. I put it in the closet now, and this week, I took it out in the rain for the first time. I am also having it over my bare shoulders for the first time. When I sweat, the dye gets on my skin. Also, whenever the leather cracks, I can still see the red underneath. I also keep noticing tiny red spots I missed. It's not entirely necessary to buy all 3 products, but it will most definitaly give you the best, most professional-looking results. I now plan on buying the sealant to prevent the dye from rubbing off when it gets moist. ***** A few months ago, I found a red Kate Spade purse at a thrift store that had very faded and discolored red leather, but other than that, it was structurally in great condition. I decided I would save it by dying it black. The Fiebings Leather Dye package claims that before you dye leather, you should buy their Deglazer product to strip the previous dye or color off. Once I read that, I held off for about two months while I waited to have the extra cash to spend on the Deglazer product. I finally decided that I would just go ahead and see how well the black dyed the red leather. I decided that in the worse case scenario, it looks terrible and I can buy the deglazer product to remove it all over again. I cleaned the area with leather wipes (Available in most automotive sections.) and began dying it...and it worked great! Keep in mind that there is a huge possibility that this stuff is going to drip...Everywhere. My hands are black. My desk is still black even after using a Magic Eraser. Be careful when you are dying. Keep in mind that a little dye goes a long way. I had to put tape over top of the purse sections I did not want getting dyed. Thankfully, when it got on the Kate Spade metal plaque, it came off with some brass cleaner. I also used a very small and thin paint brush to reach the little nooks and crannies that the applicator could not reach. I have added a couple photos to this review. One of the finished product, and the second photo is of the inside zipper so you can see what color red the bag originally was. This was my first time ever dying leather, and I will continue to do this for the rest of my life. I can't tell you how many times I have seen once-expensive leather couches and chairs at yard sales and thrift stores where the color has been faded. Looking back, all it needed was a new coat of leather dye, and it is good as new. This one purse used probably 1/3 of the bottle, so there is still plenty left for me to keep around in case I need to dye anything else. I will be re-purchasing Fiebings brand in the future if I ever need any other colors. I highly recommend it.

by Mailliw Sugna >> See more reviews

it made burgandy leather black.

I wanted to change the color of some of my awesome danner boots. its works great, but wear gloves, lay down newspaper and don't do it in the nude, the stuff is messy and gets everywhere.

Impressive results but beware. . .

If you go to Tandy's website you'll see stern warnings about not using this product to refinish leather furniture. It's a proper caution and I suspect Tandy got tired of dealing with angry customers ruining their furniture. That said, I had some pretty impressive results redoing my leather couch, but it may well be that I got lucky. My ten year old sofa was sun bleached, something I can't do a whole lot about. It also had an odd finish that wasn't analine nor any type of hard glaze. I suspect it was some type of latex coating, which in time faded to the natural light beige of the original leather. Making it even more difficult, I had used a refinishing product that was basically a latex coating that lasted barely a year before it flaked off. This dye is a true stain, not a coating. It will literally soak into the leather to color it. It also had the advantage of dissolving some of the existing latex finish that I couldn't remove so it blended in well with it. I applied it in small 16" square sections and worried initially that there would be streaks or marks where I started each block, but the dye penetrates very evenly thruout. I used a rolled up shop towel dabbing the dye on with the tip, using it like a mop and scrubbing it in horizontally and then vertically. It dries to the touch in about 15 minutes and you can sit on the leather in a few hours, but the dye solvent softens the leather which allows it to stretch so, so it's best to wait a day or so. The solvent also reacts to some types of foam making it expand some. I used a leather lotion after the dye dried. The reason for the warnings on Tandy's website is that you can not expect your efforts to result in a perfectly even color similar to when it was new. There are areas in the leather that will take up more or less stain than others so prepare to lower your expectations. I used one bottle of the tan with two bottles of Med Brown so it's a fairly dark shade which will minimize any unevenness in final color. Three bottles, or 12 ounces, was just enough to do the top and side of the seat cushions, the face of the back cushions, the front lower base and both arms of a 82" couch, but I didn't need to do the back and one side. Rubber gloves and plastic dropcloth is a must as this stuff is wickedly messy. Also be sure you have ventilation as the fumes are pretty strong. Best not to do it all in one day. So, if your leather is the type that absorbs water instead of beading it off, this would be a cheap experiment on the underside of one of the cushions to see if it would work for you. Use a dark shade similar to what you have and you may be surprised at how well it works. Just be prepared for an uneven color spread. Tell yourself it looks antique. For me it was a last resort before calling Goodwill and buying another sofa. Am very happy with how it turned out.

Awesome

I've had a brown leather double reclining sofa & love seat for about 3 years. After remodeling & redecorating my home, I decided I wanted black leather furniture. While surfing the internet using key word black leather, I came across a blog by a woman who dyed an old leather chair. The before & after were amazing. I really didn't want to go through the process of selling my comfortable furniture & buying new, so after much research and numerous testimonials on this product I thought "I can do this" & I did. I followed all the instructions provided by the manufacturer first using their deglazer, dye then the resolene finish. I have new black leather furniture for less than $100 that looks better than it did the day I bought it in brown. If you don't wear (nitrile or laytex) gloves & get this dye on your hands it will take more than a week to remove it depending on the saturation. Other surfaces will be permanently stained if not cleaned IMMEDIATELY. I used a plastic drop cloth and took my time and the effort paid off. It took me about 4 hours to completely do the love seat and about 6 hours for the sofa using soft rags. I suggest that if you use this product for a larger project like I did, complete the dying process in direct daylight so you can be sure you've covered the surface completely. Also, I dyed the furniture over a month ago and there hasn't been any rub-off on clothing, etc. I will soon try to post some before and after pics of my furniture. I have to admit, I talk to people about my dying project and their reaction is "oh, oh cool". Then I show them the pics and the reaction is "WOW"!

by Lisa Tucker >> See more reviews

Great dye!

I have a leather jacket with an orange stripe running down the sleeves. I love the comfort of the jacket but did not love the orange. I thought I would try leather dye. To my amazement it completely dyed the leather black. There is no indication that it was ever orange. It matches the rest of the jacket. I am so happy I get to keep the jacket and did not have to pay for a new one. It's so easy use too! A 6 year old could do it.

Highly recommend, but beware. . .

If you go to Tandy's website you'll see stern warnings about not using this product to refinish leather furniture. It's a proper caution and I suspect Tandy got tired of dealing with angry customers ruining their furniture. That said, I had some pretty impressive results redoing my leather couch, but it may well be that I got lucky. My ten year old sofa was sun bleached, something I can't do a whole lot about. It also had an odd finish that wasn't analine nor any type of hard glaze. I suspect it was some type of latex coating, which in time faded to the natural light beige of the original leather. Making it even more difficult, I had used a refinishing product that was basically a latex coating that lasted barely a year before it flaked off. This dye is a true stain, not a coating. It will literally soak into the leather to color it. It also had the advantage of dissolving some of the existing latex finish that I couldn't remove so it blended in well with it. I applied it in small 16" square sections and worried initially that there would be streaks or marks where I started each block, but the dye penetrates very evenly thruout. I used a rolled up shop towel dabbing the dye on with the tip, using it like a mop and scrubbing it in horizontally and then vertically. It dries to the touch in about 15 minutes and you can sit on the leather in a few hours, but the dye solvent softens the leather which allows it to stretch so, so it's best to wait a day or so. The solvent also reacts to some types of foam making it expand some. I used a leather lotion after the dye dried. The reason for the warnings on Tandy's website is that you can not expect your efforts to result in a perfectly even color similar to when it was new. There are areas in the leather that will take up more or less stain than others so prepare to lower your expectations. I used one bottle of the tan with two bottles of Med Brown so it's a fairly dark shade which will minimize any unevenness in final color. Three bottles, or 12 ounces, was just enough to do the top and side of the seat cushions, the face of the back cushions, the front lower base and both arms of a 82" couch, but I didn't need to do the back and one side. Rubber gloves and plastic dropcloth is a must as this stuff is wickedly messy. Also be sure you have ventilation as the fumes are pretty strong. Best not to do it all in one day. So, if your leather is the type that absorbs water instead of beading it off, this would be a cheap experiment on the underside of one of the cushions to see if it would work for you. Use a dark shade similar to what you have and you may be surprised at how well it works. Just be prepared for an uneven color spread. Tell yourself it looks antique. For me it was a last resort before calling Goodwill and buying another sofa. Am very happy with how it turned out.

awesome leather dye!

I had bought a pair of Alegria shoes on sale, but they were in an ugly bronze color. So I resolved to use leather dye to dye them black. Very easy process, dauber does drip a lot so be careful. I only used one coat. Prepped with a baby wipe, as other reviews suggested. Product did have a brown sheen in the light, but when I used the Fiebings Resolene topcoat, then Mink Oil over it, shoes came out a deep black with a nice sheen. Can't wait to try more items with this product!