experiences with dyeing suede shoes.

sarasmith3269

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Does anyone have any actual experiences dyeing suede shoes?

Ive scoured the boards, Ive seen contemplations, Ive heard the short answer yes, and the short answer no, but I have not heard any explanations as to what happens.

Please post if you have had any experience dyeing suede...regardless if it was good or bad.

Thanks!
 

Vodkaine

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There is plenty of posts like yours.. the search engine might help.. Suede is totally OK for any dyeing treatment.. satin too, but velvet is NOT AT ALL.. it could cost less than 20$ to have it done by professional cobblers.. remember you only can go darker than the original color so think about the right shade and of course, be careful =)
 

sarasmith3269

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hmmm...maybe it was the wording I was using, but I couldnt find one person who actually did it.

:shrugs:

ill keep looking!
 

JetSetGo!

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You can look in the other forums to for people's experience dyeing suede. It does not have to be CLs. I know most people in CL advise against it.
 

babyb0o

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it can be done... louboutin uses the best quality suede which is probably why most cobblers are hesitant to dye them.
 

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shouldnt a higher quality suede mean it would be more durable for dying?
indeed =) The thing is just that they would not like to take the risk to ruin such a pair of shoes.. you know .. "Oh miss.. you wanted a nice teal on your white satins.. well the result is.. errr.. mhh.. what kind of color is birdy poo to you ? kind of teal somehow right ..? " =):P
 
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I had to have areas of my para la cruz redyed black (backs of heels from rubbing) and it turned out great. My cobbler said she's had problems with other cheap suede but not his. Hth!