My dye arrived at 3 PM yesterday. An hour after the notice said it would arrive. Hell, considering UPS' normal handling of packages, that's right on time.
I tore into the box right away and looked at the dye. I'd never done this before, so I was leery of the chemical smell from the dye. Nope, none of that. It was water soluble too. Rinsed out my paint brush with no problem. Really impressed with that.
The dye is from Spain, so the instructions are very international. It was funny reading the English version. Gotta love syntax errors :)
In any account there isn't much to it. Because I was dying synthetic leather, I didn't have to 'scrub' the shoe clean. I could also skip the primer sealer that is supplied with the dye. I swabbed the shoe with alcohol and then applied the dye.
It went on smooth but streaky for its first few coats. I expected that.
After the third coat, it began to sheen up and look real good. In between coats I waited 45 minutes, just for safe measure.
I put on a total of 4 coats, minus minor touchups I had to do when I removed the tape. The instructions said to let them 'stand' 24-48 hours, then I will be able to buff them and polish them. Neither of which I will be doing.
This is great! Not only do these shoes look swell, of the .8 ounce bottle, I still have 4/5 this of dye left! That's tons! This stuff can dye canvas, leather and synthetic. Oh.....! I'm very impressed with this dye. If I ever have to buy more, I'm sticking with this brand.
I may go for the red ones next. I can do those in half a day. Would you believe I don't own any red dress shoes!? I know! What kind of girl am I?
For all those that were concerned, don't fret. There will be breeches talk tomorrow :)