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I have recently started to stock Tarrago Shoe Colouring Creams in our shop, and the feedback from customers who have bought this product is very encouraging. I've used it to restore scuffed and tired-looking shoes and leather goods, with excellent results. The pigments seem to be extremely intense and durable - even better than the late-lamented Tuxan range. It's available in a range of twenty colours (which covers most needs), from T Colledge & Son.

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am i right in saying this company also do a permanent leather dye, if so does anyone know anythink about it, ie, what colour range and if it is any good, we often get asked for other colours apart from the punch range, which is only blk, brown and navy,,i know lady esquire do a colourent in many colours, but is it a permanent dye? i dont think it is,,,

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I know lady esquire do a colourant in many colours, but is it a permanent dye? I don't think it is,,,

 

Lady Esquire is not a dye, but a paint type product that remains on the surface of what it is applied, Tarrago is the same but better, Tarrago also do penetrating dyes in Black, Brown & Navy. & the same colours for suede products.

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As far as I can tell, the colouring cream is available in 21 colours (Colledge don't stock the Steel Grey), although the numbering on the jars goes up to 51(??). They have a product called 'Self Shine Colour Dyes' in a range of about 69 colours, but this looks more like a paint, rather than a penetrating dye.

 

If you're looking for a true penetrating dye (spirit-based), the best I've ever used is the Fiebings range, available in 30 colours from Abbey Saddlery, or in a smaller range from Le Prevo. Of course, these have to be used with care, because the original colour of the leather will modify the resulting colour when dyed (for instance, put red dye on green leather, and you'll get a shade of brown!).

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don't they do a colour neutralizer for the base coat? i thought they did :?

 

i agree, the tarrago is a much better colourant than lady esq, it's a much better range of colours too, especially metallics and pastels. the finish is better too and promises not to crack.

 

the normal leather and suede dyes are fantastic, much, much better than punch which is useful as coloured water compared to the tarrago and which we have difficulty getting to give a decent colour!

 

we bought quite a few of the liquid bottled polish in a few different colours that have never sold though except for the usual suspect; black.

 

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Fiebing's have a product called Dye-Prep which opens the pores of the leather and makes it more receptive to dye . . . but it is only suitable for leather that has not previously been dyed. They also have a Deglazer, which removes the surface finish from leathers that have been spray-dyed. If a leather has been dyed with a proper penetrating dye, I don't think there's anything that will shift it!

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