How to Dye Faux Michael Kors Outlet Online Leather

January 23 [Wed], 2013, 10:47
There are many faux leather items on the market today, from couches to
Michael Kors Outlet Online shoes. Though faux leather, also known as vinyl or pleather, comes in a variety of colors, you may find yourself with a second-hand jacket that doesn't go with any of your outfits, or a sofa that needs a makeover to go with your renovations. Faux leather pieces large or small can be dyed with air-drying aniline dyes that are made for use on leather and vinyl.Does this Spark an idea?Other People Are ReadingHow to Dye LeatherHow to spray paint vinyl or simulated leatherThings You'll NeedFaux leather itemTarp or drop clothGentle detergent (such as Woolite)4 cups waterBucket2 clean clothsBlue painters tapeAniline dyeSponge or sponge-style brushRubber glovesShow MoreInstructions Dyeing Large Items With Aniline Spray1Prepare your work space. Position the drop cloth on the floor, and center your faux leather piece on the cloth.2Dilute 1 tsp. gentle detergent in 4 cups of water in a bucket. Dampen a clean cloth in the mixture and clean the surface of your faux leather piece. Allow to air dry.3Using the blue painters tape, cover any parts of the item that you don't want to dye. Cushion zippers, decorative studs and furniture legs should be covered.4Put on rubber gloves. Apply the spray dye following the manufacturer's instructions, spraying in smooth even coats. Catch any drips with a clean cloth. Allow to dry.5Apply additional coats of dye as needed until desired color is achieved. Your spray product may require a day between applications.6Remove tape and gently wipe down the faux leather item with a damp cloth.Sponge Dyeing for Small Items7Dilute 1 tsp. gentle detergent in 4 cups of water in a bucket. Dampen a clean cloth in the mixture and clean the surface of your faux leather piece, paying special attention to seams. Allow to air dry.8Place the plastic drop cloth on a flat surface, and center your small item, exposing the first surface you wish to dye. For example, if you're dyeing a jacket, you may want to do the armpits and underside of the collar first and work on the less detailed surfaces later.9Put on rubber gloves and prepare the dye according to the manufacturer's instructions.10Apply the dye by dabbing with a sponge, gently working into detailed areas such as seams. For smoother surfaces, dye can be applied in smooth even coats. Dab any excess with a clean cloth. Allow to air dry.11Apply additional coats as needed until you've achieved your desired color effect.Tips & WarningsAlways perform a patch test with the aniline dye on a small, hidden part of the faux leather, such as the underside of a cushion or the armpit of a jacket.Faux leather that is white or a light color offers the widest range of dyeing options. If the original color is a dark brown or black, keep in mind that the color change will be minimal or appear highlighted.When dyeing an item like a cushion that you must turn over, set the item on one side, then repeat all the steps on that side after doing the first side.When dyeing a clothing item like pants, be prepared to dye each part of the item separately so that the legs do not stick together.Spray dyes are a great time saver for large pieces, and brush-on dyes are best for detailed items.Always ensure proper ventilation when using aniline dyes.Always wear rubber gloves when working with any dye to avoid staining your hands or Michael Kors Outlet causing a skin reaction.
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