Dyeing Leather & Finishing Leather

How to Dye Leather

Learning how to dye leather is easy. Read Chuck Dorsett's four tips on how to dye leather.

How to Dye Veg Tan Leather

A Beginner's Guide On How To Dye Vegetable Tanned Leather.

What are the Different Types of Leather Dyes?

Out of all the options out there, how do you know which option is the best leather dye? The guessing games stop here.

Applying an Antique Finish to Leather

Chuck Dorsett antiques his leather project with Fiebing's Antique Finish (50-1930), available from Weaver Leather Craft Supply.

Applying a Leather Finish

Chuck Dorsett applies Fiebing's Leather Balm with Atom Wax (50-2189) to his leather project and buffs it for a rich, soft, velvety luster.

The Leather Element: Antique Finishes

In this video, Chuck goes over antique finishes and how we can use them to enhance the look of our leather. The primary goal of an antique finish is to age the leather and make it look broken in and well-loved. Antiques are also a great option when you want to make your stamping and tooling stand out! There are so many different ways we can use these finishes to take our projects to the next level. If you have a question or idea for a Leather Element, comment below! And be sure to check out weaverleathersupply.com for supplies and project inspiration.

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Burnishing Leather

Burnishing our leather edges is going to slick the edges of our leather project. Just look at the edges of a holster, knife sheath or a high-end handbag. We will notice gorgeous, rounded edges that are slicked, and many times have an Edge Paint or edge coat added. A leather burnisher is an easy tool to purchase and will add a professional level to the edges of our leather project.

Learn more about burnishing leather.

Learn Airbrushing Basics

Get started with the basics in this introduction to airbrushing leather.

Shading with an Airbrush

Add dimension and visual interest to your leather projects with these airbrush shading techniques.

Airbrushing Leather

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial to learn helpful tips and techniques for painting your leather with an airbrush.