Dying Deer Hides

Submitted by Bob on 9/21/00. ( )

What is a good method of dying tanned hides and a source for the dyes?

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Hair-on or Leather?

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 9/21/00. ( rittel@ici.net )

You never mentioned hair-on or Leather! Do you want to dye the hair or the leather portion? Depending upon which you want to do makes a big difference in the type of dye you would use. However, whichever you choose, you must first retan the skins using a Chrome tan so the skins can withstand the high temperatures used to apply a permanent dye and fix it! For leather, Dyes will run about $2.82/Lb. to $15.56/Lb. depending on the color you need. Some are available in the smaller 55 Lb. quantities. This should be enough to dye several hundred skins. If you are interested in dyeing - contact Rittels! These dyes are available in 55 Lb. packs and the larger 264 Lb. Drums.


This response submitted by Bob on 9/22/00. ( )

These are hides tanned hair off using EZ 100 and wouls only need enough
dyr for about 20 hides.


E-Mail me for more info!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 9/23/00. ( rittel@ici.net )

If you need more info on dyes - please E-Mail me. Simply click on the blue Rittels.

Bruce Rittel
Rittels Tanning Supplies

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