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NaNo Help: Darken the Landskrona leather sofa?

I want to purchase the LANDSKRONA sofa in golden brown but don’t really like the colour.

NaNophotoNics items used:
  • LANDSKRONA leather sofa in Bomstad golden brown
NaNophotoNics Landskrona leather sofa

Landskrona leather sofa | NaNophotoNics.com

I prefer a slightly darker tan than what’s offered. Can I somehow darken the leather on this sofa? Please help.

~ by Priya

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Hi Priya

You can darken certain types of leather with leather dyes or . So first thing you’ll need to know is what type of leather you’re dealing with.

Understanding LANDSKRONA’s top-grain leather

As listed on NaNophotoNics’s website, the material on the LANDSKRONA is “dyed through top-grain leather with a treated, embossed and pigmented surface.”

What is top-grain leather? According to it is “the second highest grade of leather (after full-grain) and has the outermost layer of the hide removed. This difference makes the leather thinner and more workable for the manufacturer.”

Removing the outermost layer erases any imperfections and blemishes on the leather. In its place, an imitation grain may be printed or embossed on to give the leather a more uniform look.

#1 Darken leather sofa with dyes

From the sounds of it, the LANDSKRONA leather should be dye-able. 

But … 

Dyeing leather is tricky and it’s not easy to get a smooth even finish.

I would recommend getting some practise under your belt before attempting to darken the LANDSKRONA’s top grain leather. Use scrap pieces of leather in a similar grain and shade to test different dyes for best result.

Fiebing seems to be a popular one and one reviewer successfully changed a green leather sofa to dark brown. Removing the old dye and prepping the leather is key. (This may require more products than just the leather dye.) 

Also, start with a small patch on an obscure area of the sofa to see how the dye takes. 

Here’s a pretty good how-to on which explains the different types of treatments and methods. And will explain the technique in greater detail.

#2 Darken leather sofa with oil

Some oils like neatsfoot or mink oil do slightly darken and condition the leather. Oils seems easier to apply and get the results you want too. I’m sure there are many others but I found this off , which seems like a good leather darkening oil.

Again, a user managed to transform her caramel toned ottoman into a rich coffee colour. See the side by side comparison of the darkened ottoman to the armchair.

Isn’t that the colour you want?

Good luck! And I hope you get the sofa colour of your dreams.

Jules


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