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How to stain holster?
« on: May 22, 2018, 09:13:22 AM »
Hi, I have a few natural leather holsters made by LeatherSmithMike. I would like to darken a couple of them. I ordered a light brown stain, see:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008ROP41Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Does anyone have suggestions on how to apply the stain so I don't screw up beautiful holsters? After the stain is applied, is there anything else I need to seal the finish?

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Richard
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Re: How to stain holster?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 09:44:47 AM »
Richard,   the holster needs to be cleaned first.  There is a wax finish on them that needs to be removed before the leather will absorb the stain.   Acetone will work but this is better...  https://www.fiebing.com/shop/?item=42570 
Don't rub too hard with the cleaner or you will get spots that are darker than others.    Apply the stain with a swab or soft cloth and let it soak in to the leather.   It won't look perfect but as it dries the color will even out.

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Re: How to stain holster?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 03:49:58 AM »
Hi Mike, thank you for the information and help.

I ordered this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057YQUHQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

After doing the stain, is there anything I need to put over the stain?

Regards,
Richard
« Last Edit: May 23, 2018, 08:01:56 AM by ssb73q »
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