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jsangl posted a topic in Dyes, Antiques, Stains, Glues, Waxes, Finishes and Conditioners.Quick question guys.. I’m dying some veg tan with Fiebing’s Pro dye and I have put some neetsfoot oil on, but now I’m looking for some clarification.. Should my next step be resolene (50/50 mix) and then a conditioner (such as leather balm w/ atom wax) or should it be the other way around? I’m not looking for a high gloss, just something to give my dye a bit more of a richness and not rub off on clothes or furniture (making a messenger bag/briefcase). Also, may be a dumb question.. After application of resolene, how well do you find that your leather takes conditioners down the road? My mind tells me the acrylic would inhibit it, but I don’t have the experience of working with it to know. So.... edjamuhcate me, fellas! Thanks for the help!
Greetings, The search tool on this forum has proven to be an invaluable resource for me as I prepare to jump into leatherworking. Thank you all for the time and sharing of knowledge. I am looking to purchase dyes and finishes for my first round of leathercraft projects. I will be making a wallet to start, using 3/4oz veg tanned leather. I would like some of the quirks/imperfections in the leather to show through the final product; using woodworking as a comparison, I want the look of a deep stain as opposed to multiple coats of paint. Looking at the Feibings line, do you recommend I purchase Regular Dye or Oil Dye? What sort of finish do you recommend for wallets? Does the type of dye determine the type of finish? When are conditioners or a product like Bick-4 used? Cheers!