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Can anyone tell me why it is suggested to use a first coat of purple or brown when dying a piece of leather black ,instead of just dying two coats of black? Does it make a difference?

Jim

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I have never heard that before but it would make sense that a primary coat of a dark but dissimilar color would produce a darker black than just black/black. 

In printing there is the term called “rich black” where one or more process colors are layed down before the black resulting in a deeper darker black.  (Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_black)

I believe the process would be the same for leather dying. 

 

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Very interesting.  Now I have to try this...  

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I use dark or navy blue before I do black....

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On 3/13/2018 at 7:14 PM, Caesar said:

Very interesting.  Now I have to try this...  

 

On 3/13/2018 at 9:40 PM, JRLeather2 said:

I use dark or navy blue before I do black....

 

1 hour ago, Jimmy McLaughlin said:

It works, I get an even deep black. I tried it with dark brown first. It seems that you get less rub off.

Jim

I'll have to try it  as well.

 

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So what would be the difference between that and just mixing some brown with the black? You're going to do two coats anyway. I sure like to see a couple of test pieces to see if I could tell the difference. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow.

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I don’t think the type of dye matters. I read  the Al Stolman  book on color. I  tried it with the brown and black Fiebings oil dye. 

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