MRCC07 replied to MRCC07's topic in Dyes, Antiques, Stains, Glues, Waxes, Finishes and Conditioners.Tina: thank you very much for the reference! I checked their site out as soon as i read your post! abn: thanks for the suggestion about the finish before the paint. I think i will try that and see how i get along!
Hi there everyone! I'm fairly new to the leather world, have tooled a few scrap pieces and burned a halter noseband. Currently I'm working on some belts. What i would like to do is tool, dye, paint, and possibly antique a few. I just have a few questions about the coloring part. I have Angelus acrylics that i would really like to stick with. What kind of dye do i use under the acrylics? Spirit dye, oil dye or regular dye? I didn't know if a certain kind of dye would react with the acrylics. Also could i use any brand of dye and be okay, or since my acrylics are Angelus should i stick to that brand? Also, do i need to put some kind if finish in between the dye and acrylic? And finally, what kind of finish will work well on the acrylics? It will mostly be belts and horse tack, so it needs to be fairly strong but not waterproof. I have heard some finishes will remove acrylics? Hoping to avoid that! If anyone has any tips or opinions, they would be greatly appreciated!!