Posted 2012-08-15 3:45 PM (#146372) Subject: Leather stain for saddle?
Location: Northern CA
Hi all, I just got my new custom saddle in and the color is aweful. It is supposed to be a medium oil but looks light. Well the leather color looks orange! So, since I cannot return because it was custom made, where can I purchase leather stain and what brand of leather stain can I use to darken it? A lot? This is going to need more than just Neatsfoot oil a hundred times ya know what I mean? I woul like it to look more brown/ rust in color. Any saddle makers out there? what is the proper way to do this all? It has an oil on it already.
Posted 2012-08-15 5:10 PM (#146373 - in reply to #146372) Subject: RE: Leather stain for saddle?
Location: high desert, CA.
There is a really knowledgeable guy on Horsecity.com, Leatherwork forum, who could probably tell ya what will work, and what will cause it to be blotchy or ugly. I have used his suggestions in the past for fit and suppling a leather saddle I was given so look him up.http://forums.horsecity.com/index.php?showtopic=47096823
Posted 2012-08-21 4:37 PM (#146503 - in reply to #146372) Subject: RE: Leather stain for saddle?
Location: Memphis, TN
We have a Tandy Leather store here and the people there are always very helpful.
I bought a breast collar to match my saddle about a year after I got the saddle. Well the breast collar did not match, it was lighter in color, even though it was the same mfg color code. Guy at Tandy store looked at it and told me to soak it in Olive Oil and place outside in the Sun. Well in about 3 hours it turned the exact color as my original saddle.
They have many dye kits, just be careful as previous posting have warned.