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How to dye Recolour your seats, steering wheel and upholstery with our car leather paints!

Leather is a particularly fragile material that can deteriorate more or less quickly depending on certain factors. Among the elements that affect the integrity and quality of leather are: temperature variations, regular friction, and lack of maintenance. Depending on the quality of the leather and these various factors, the leather can degrade more or less quickly.

To prevent premature wear of this material, it is advisable to use the appropriate products to maintain its original appearance. That's why Sofolk offers a wide range of car leather dye products to restore the original brilliance of your vehicle.




Only suitable for touching up small depigmented / discoloured areas
Lightly sand and degrease before application
21 colours available
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Gives a very satisfying appearance, very close to the original touch
Direct application without hanging prefixes or fixatives, using a sponge or brush for hard-to-reach areas
Can be applied on the leather seats of your car but also on the door trim.
Available colors: UNLIMITED
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Very high quality leather paint with fast drying
Very high scratch resistance. Remarkable adhesion power
Integrated varnish
Compatible with leather, leatherette and PVC
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Greatly enhances the penetration of Pigment Dye into the leather
Highly recommended for oily leathers
Makes recolouring much safer
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What is a leather dye?

Dyeing leather typically refers to the process of coloring or recoloring leather throughout its substance. This is the case with aniline leather and the sheepskin used in club chairs.
The leathers selected by car manufacturers are predominantly pigmented. Therefore, if you wish to recolor your car's leather interior, you will need to order our Pigment Recolorant, which is perfectly suited for this purpose. This surface coloring product easily and durably covers and conceals stains and visible defects.

Why perform a leather dye for cars?

Being particularly fragile, leather is a material that must be used with care. Despite all precautions, leather tends to get damaged over time and lose its luster. To remedy this, it is advisable to use the most suitable products to restore all the beauty and suppleness of the leather. In order to effectively recolor your seats and various leather parts of your vehicle, Sofolk offers you various products today to ensure that the leather in your car is always in good condition. 

How to properly dye your leather seats?

To achieve the best possible result when dyeing your seats, it is essential to follow several steps. To help you in carrying out this operation, we present here all the steps you should follow.

1- Clean and prepare the leather

Preparing the surface is a crucial step. Before proceeding with a dyeing operation on your leather seats, it is first necessary to thoroughly clean the surface you wish to recolor. The cleaning step is imperative for the dye product to adhere maximally and for the final result to be as optimal as possible. To ensure your seats are perfectly clean, do not hesitate to use our products specially designed for cleaning leather surfaces.

2- Repair the leather

After thoroughly cleaning the areas to be recolored, you may proceed to renovate the various areas to be dyed. Indeed, over time, it is not impossible that your leather may be scratched, torn, or holed in some places. If you wish to dye your seats, take the opportunity to repair the different leather parts of your car.

3- Recoloring the seats

Once your seats are perfectly clean and repaired, you can begin the dyeing step. For this, we offer different products perfectly suited for all types and colors of leather. Indeed, our wide range includes various car leather dye colors. If you do not find the color you want, you can use our color chart or send us a sample. We can then offer you a tailor-made product to restore the original appearance of your leather seats.

4- Protective Varnish

To ensure that the recoloration of your car's leather is as durable as possible, it is important to think about finishing touches. For this step, Sofolk offers a wide range of protective varnishes to ensure that the color of your leather seats lasts as long as possible. A good finish will help prevent premature wear of your seats and discoloration of the various leather parts.

5- Rehydration of the leather

It is important to nourish the leather about 30 days after renovating your car upholstery so that it becomes supple and comfortable again.

Which products to use for recoloring car leather seats?

Temperature variations, friction, sunlight, and lack of maintenance are the main factors that lead to the degradation of leather over time.
Fortunately, leather is a fabulous material that can be easily recolored!

Our leather recoloring products

With Sofolk, car leather renovation has never been easier! For the recoloration of car leather seats, we have provided our customers (both individuals and professionals) for over 30 years with our Leather Pigment Recolorant. This product is applied just like traditional paint, on any non-velvety leather, without the need for a primer or color fixative.

Depending on the shade of the color, one to three coats may be necessary. Our recolorant has the advantage of not hardening the leather while preserving its grain. The raw materials it is made of are the same as those used by tanners!

For good adhesion and durability over time, you must nevertheless follow the instructions provided in the user manual, and properly maintain your car leather. Our recolorant allows you to repaint your seat in its original color or another color of your choice. Thus, it is perfectly possible to change the color of the leather from black to beige!

What to do if your car's leather is worn?

Is the leather on the driver's seat worn from friction, cracking on the outer edge, or losing its finish and some of its original color? With our Pigment Recolorant and Repair Paste, the leather of your car seats suffering from cracks or scratches will look like new after receiving the essential layer of Silky Varnish.

Can the color of leather seats be changed?

To meet everyone's needs, we have designed recoloration products that allow you to achieve the best possible result. So, if you wish to change the color of your seats, this is entirely possible with our leather dye products. For instance, if you want to dye your brown leather seats black, Sofolk products guarantee a quality result. For the best outcome, follow all the application steps closely and respect the drying times.

Opt for our car leather dye kits

To simplify the dyeing of your leather seats, Sofolk offers complete kits to easily perform this operation. From cleaning to finishing, including repair and dyeing, you can choose all the necessary products to achieve the most optimal result. By choosing a car leather dye kit, you ensure that you have all the products on hand to restore the original look of your seats. With Sofolk, you will once again enjoy the comfort of your seats while rediscovering the beauty of your vehicle's interior.

Depending on your needs, you can adapt the composition of the leather dye kit to your liking. To make driving your car the best it can be, choose the products you need and select the necessary quantity to perform the entire leather dyeing. By opting for the complete Sofolk dye kits, you are assured of having quality products to keep your seats in perfect condition. If you have any doubts about the steps for applying the products, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or use our forum for more information on using our products.

With Sofolk, renovating your car leather has never been easier!

Useful links

FAQ Degrease the leather  FAQ Leather dye  FAQ Silky leather varnish  Tips for renovating leather without coloration  How do I paint on leather?  Is it possible to change the colour of leather?  How to recognize real leather?  BMW leather colour codes  Send Color sample  PORSCHE leather colour codes  Car seat: choice of colour  What should I do if my leather or leatherette sticks or stinks after a renovation?  Renovating leather steering wheel 
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