Angelus Leather Dyes

Great price, easy to use, fabulous results!

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USE FOR: Dyeing smooth leather. When you need permanent and TRANSPARENT COLOR on your smooth leather goods.

USE ON: Smooth Leathers like saddles, tack, shoes, belts, purses, knife sheaths, etc. It also works great on wood and gourds! (For suede or nappy leather use Angelus Suede Dye.)

Product Details 1+
3 oz. bottle $3.95
16 oz. Special Order $12.20
32 oz. Special Order $16.80
Gallon Special Order $60.00

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2 Jet Black
4 Neutral
10 Army Tan
11 Mahogany
14 Brown
15 Chocolate
17 Cordovan
18 Dark Brown
19 English Tan
21 Lt. Brown
22 Lt. Brown 'A'
23 Medium Brown
24 Orange
28 Suntan
29 Tan
40 Blue
41 Lt. Blue
42 Navy
43 Turquoise
44 Blue Jean
47 Purple
50 Green
51 Kelly Green
60 Burgundy
62 Oxblood
64 Red
65 Winetone
72 gold
75 Yellow
91 Bismark Brown
92 Brandy
93 Brick
94 Honey
95 Russet
96 Spice
97 Coffee
173 Jade
192 Rose
193 Lt. Rose
507 Special Black
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Angelus Leather Dye is a permanent liquid dye used for changing the color of all smooth leather items. This dye is guaranteed to penetrate leather and form a lasting color which will not peel, crack, or wash off. Excellent for use in manufacturing or re-coloring saddles, tack, shoes, belts, purses, knife sheathes, etc.

Each bottle of dye comes with one wool dauber and the box can be converted into a holder for the bottle while you work.

Note: Color 507 (Special Black) has additional ingredients that allow the dye to penetrate hard and/or difficult leathers.

16 oz., quart, and gallon dyes are available by special order only. Depending on where we are in our ordering cycle the lead time can be anywhere between 1 week and 8 weeks.


Dyeing Leather

Let's get started!

Note: It is always best to do a test application on a piece of scrap material or hidden area of your piece before you begin!

Step 1:
Prepare your leather for dyeing. Remove any oils, dirt, and/or existing finishes from your piece with Angelus Leather Preparer and Deglazer. Using a cloth or pad saturated with the Preparer, rub in a circular motion to remove the finish. Allow the leather to dry completely. If the leather has cracks or scuff marks, you may carefully sand with fine sandpaper to smooth them out and/or seal cracks with a leather sealer to prevent overpenetration.

Step 2:
Apply a light coat of Angelus Leather Dye with a wool dauber. Let it dry and then rub the leather surface with a soft clean cloth. This will remove any excess dye and will also remove any lint that may have come off of the dauber. If a darker shade is desired you may apply further coats of dye using the same procedure as above, working your way up to the desired shade. (Note: for lighter shades you can dilute Angelus Dyes with Angelus Dye Reducer before applying to your piece.)

Note: If too much dye is applied, Angelus Leather Dyes can leave a green metallic look to the leather. This is called the "Bronzing Effect" and is caused by an excess amount of pigment. The solution to this is to saturate a rag or cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and wipe down the leather. This should restore the leather to the look of the dye color you used.

Step 3 (optional):
If a top coat is desired, once your piece is dry, apply a light coat of the Angelus Acrylic Finisher of your choice (from High Gloss to Matte finish). Apply 1-2 coats, allowing the leather to dry between coats.

Step 4 (recommended):
After any dyes and finishes are dry, condition the leather with Angelus Leather Conditioner. Conditioning will provide better wear and scuff resistance to your piece.

More tips for dyeing leather:

  • Take time to prepare the leather well. Finishes, glazes, oils, dirt, etc. can stop the dye from penetrating.
  • Shake or stir all products well before use.
  • Allow dyed and refinished articles to dry overnight before wearing.
  • Do not apply finish over a waxed or siliconed leather.
  • Do not attempt to dye dark leathers very light.
  • Sand all scuffs and cracks with fine sandpaper.
  • Prime all sanded scuffs/cracks with a sealer.
  • Do not attempt to cover in one application. Two light coats are better than one heavy one.
  • Do not use Acetone or Lacquer Thinner to thin dye products. They may not be compatible with the dye.
  • Wear gloves and use only in a well ventilated area.
  • Dyes are meant to permanently dye articles, so take care not to splash or spill.
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Angelus Leather Preparer and Deglazer is an all-purpose cleaner and stripper for leather articles. Product can be used to de-glaze factory finishes from shoes, purses, holsters, saddles, etc.

**Because this is flammable, we can only ship them by UPS SurePost, UPS Ground and FedEx Surface, only to the continental U.S.

Product Details 1+
5 oz. $3.95
16 oz. $11.40
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5 oz.
16 oz.
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Formulated for use with Angelus Leather Dye for diluting, mixing colors, and cleaning.

**Because this is flammable, we can only ship them by UPS SurePost, UPS Ground and FedEx Surface, only to the continental U.S.

Product Details 1+
4 oz. bottle $2.95
Product Details Qty
4 oz. bottle
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This dye works very well. I diluted it with denatured alcohol from Lowes and was able to lighten it up. I make doll clothes and match colors.
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8 of 8 users found this review helpful.

After a rough winter wrecked the color of my light brown boots this dye turned them into a new pair of black ones. Easy to use!
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6 of 6 users found this review helpful.

I just dyed a rather tired leather lazy boy chair. First try so I was prepared to scrap the chair if it didn't work far from it the result is sooooo impressive. Yes it took a few coats but in about two hours including prep I have a chair that looks like new and the leather still feels soft even before I do a finishing wax treatment. The chair back and sides are p.u. too and the dye has worked just as well on that. Really pleased!!
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5 of 5 users found this review helpful.

very good though very toxic ! wish the color range was a bit more wider!
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4 of 5 users found this review helpful.

Been using it since the 70s and it's still great.
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4 of 4 users found this review helpful.

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