Dying florentine?

aerinha

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antone have experience with redying florentine? Considering buying a cheap stained natural flo and fixing it up to be a travel bag. Looking for tips and advice. TIA!
 

YankeeDooney

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antone have experience with redying florentine? Considering buying a cheap stained natural flo and fixing it up to be a travel bag. Looking for tips and advice. TIA!
I just saw pics of a Natural Flo Leather Stanwich that was beat up and stained. A woman used Angelus Acrylic Leather Paint on it. Transformed into a lovely pink Stanwich. Amazing!
 

YankeeDooney

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antone have experience with redying florentine? Considering buying a cheap stained natural flo and fixing it up to be a travel bag. Looking for tips and advice. TIA!
Not Florentine but I saw a gal on YouTube dyeing her Brahmin bag. Brave girl. Check out The Brahmin Handbag Babe.
 

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I just saw pics of a Natural Flo Leather Stanwich that was beat up and stained. A woman used Angelus Acrylic Leather Paint on it. Transformed into a lovely pink Stanwich. Amazing!
Hello fellow Looney, lol! I saw that same post as well! I would shy away from any paints though, even those made for leather. There WILL eventually be cracking and peeling happening. I would suggest a dye instead. I've had great success in dying natural leather! It just sucks it right up. Let it dry, add a coat of leather conditioner and let dry completely and you're good to go! Try to find a bag that hasn't had any protectant put on it that would stop the dye from penetrating the leather and make it blotchy. Good luck!
 

YankeeDooney

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Hello fellow Looney, lol! I saw that same post as well! I would shy away from any paints though, even those made for leather. There WILL eventually be cracking and peeling happening. I would suggest a dye instead. I've had great success in dying natural leather! It just sucks it right up. Let it dry, add a coat of leather conditioner and let dry completely and you're good to go! Try to find a bag that hasn't had any protectant put on it that would stop the dye from penetrating the leather and make it blotchy. Good luck!
LOL! Yes, we are all over. I agree. I would be afraid of a fully painted bag although it might be a fun project to try on an inexpensive bag. On another note, I have seen some stunning tattoos on bags. Folks have painted designs to camouflage a stain. Pretty nice looking designs.
 

aerinha

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Hello fellow Looney, lol! I saw that same post as well! I would shy away from any paints though, even those made for leather. There WILL eventually be cracking and peeling happening. I would suggest a dye instead. I've had great success in dying natural leather! It just sucks it right up. Let it dry, add a coat of leather conditioner and let dry completely and you're good to go! Try to find a bag that hasn't had any protectant put on it that would stop the dye from penetrating the leather and make it blotchy. Good luck!
What brand of dye do you use? Although with a second hand bag there is no way to tell if it was protected or not n
 

aerinha

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LOL! Yes, we are all over. I agree. I would be afraid of a fully painted bag although it might be a fun project to try on an inexpensive bag. On another note, I have seen some stunning tattoos on bags. Folks have painted designs to camouflage a stain. Pretty nice looking designs.
I thought about doing a fancy spot on it to cover but the worst spot is on the back.