Can you dye brown leather boots black??

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  1. I have a pair of brown leather boots that I never wear. I bought them about two years ago, and they were pretty expensive, but brown shoes don't really work with my clothes so they've just been sitting in my closet. I should have bought black boots in the first place, but is it possible to dye them now?
  2. Check out, I have used them to dye boots 3 times and they do an excellent job.
  3. Thank you for the website. I think I'm going to try to do these ones by myself but I'm bookmarking that site.
  4. In case anyone is curious how this actually works, I dyed the boots this morning. It took longer than I'd thought it would but it worked very well. First I used deglazer to strip off the top coat, then did three coats of black dye, then put on that nice shiny top coat.

    I would probably not recommend doing it yourself since it took me a couple of hours but its already cold here and these are my only fall boots so I wanted to wear them right away.

    Here's a before and after shot of my boots!

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  5. Wow, that worked well! What products and supplies did you use? I'd love to know for future projects that I'm sure I'll come up with!
  6. I used Fiebings leather deglazer first and rubbed it all over the boots with a paper towel. Then I did three coats of Fiebings black leather dye, and used these wool dabbers that came with the dye. In between coats I let them dry for 30 minutes. Then the shiny top coat is Fiebings Resolene top coat, I put that on with a paper towel as well. I bought all the stuff from Tandy leather.

    If you try it make sure you wear gloves and do it outside. Its a really messy process. The dye is really runny, like water.
  7. Wow! Nice work. Love the black.
  8. Can you get the stuff over the internet? :smile:
  9. Yes you can, I bought all the stuff online from Tandy Leather.
  10. Thanks!
  11. great job!! can we see some mod pic??