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How to change Gucci Jordaans from burnished to brown


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Hi all.  If you were asked to change Shoe A (burnished) to Shoe B (brown), what would you do?  I'm thinking Pro Dye Dark Brown, but not sure.  Also, would you use only dye?  dye, and then acrylic, acrylic only?  Finish?  etc.  The color on B is not totally opaque, but close to it.  Thanks!

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My way would to first use Angelus deglazer & preparer then when dry apply Angelus leather dye the penetrating type two coats or more until your happy with how it looks, finish with Saphir brown shoe cream to seal dye in and condition leather, polish to your heart's content. I've just finished a pair of gents Chelsea boots they turned out lovely.

Just out of curiosity what are people charging for a shoe/boot dying service?  I charged £30 for the boots I mentioned. 

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Thank you.  I began with Fiebings Pro Dark Brown, reduced.  Not sure if it is the correct color.  After 2 coats, it is still a bit light.  There is one spot on the toe that is darker.  Should I dye around that, or re-deglaze that part hoping to get a little of the dye off?  I'll order the Saphir Brown she Cream.  Thanks.  Oh, I work more with making suede dye colors from pigments, so I don't know the market for this type of dying work.  Thanks again.

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If they are still to light perhaps it's because you have reduced your dye. Put a coat of non reduced dye on and see how they look when dry. No need to deglaze if you've done that to begin with that's just to take the factory finish or polish off and to prepare leather to take the dye. You could go with the acrylic dye but I find sometimes it can look a bit unnatural but it would work. 

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