The answer is yes!
Alcohol dyes are harsher on leather and can also leave leather feeling stiff. Dyeing leather with an alcohol dye can be a slightly more tedious process as you have to clean and prepare the leather to prevent any rub off or discoloration after dyeing. On the other hand, oil dyes (such as Fiebing's Pro Dye) provide a softer finish that doesn't require as much maintenance.
Additionally, oil-based leather dyes will yield more consistent results when it comes to maintaining color tones over time, while alcohol dyes may morph and present differently than what was originally intended. You may even use this to your advantage when designing unique leather projects!
Another tip: For best results, dip dyeing is recommended over daubers when using oil-based leather dyes.
When browsing the digital shelves for your perfect dye, don't forget to consider both alcohol and oil-based leather dyes to determine which one best fits your leather project's needs.
After all, there are benefits to either option!
Which Dye Will It Be?
No matter what leather dye you choose, there will be benefits to them all. Alcohol and oil-based leather dyes each have their own distinct properties that can add a unique flair to your leather project.
If you're looking for the best leather dyes on the market, Weaver Leather Supply has a robust selection of both Water-based Dye (LeatherColors™) and Pro Dye to choose from. With a wide range of vibrant color options, choosing a few for your next project will be a breeze.
So don't be overwhelmed by all of your choices; research the different types and invest in the one that best fits your needs - because with such an amazing variety of leather dyes at your disposal, you really can't go wrong.
The leather dye world is your oyster and there are plenty of options out there to explore. Once you know which leather dye is best for your leather project, it's time to roll up your sleeves and make some leather magic!