Leather Fresh Dye

Leather Fresh is a colour refresher (dye) for scratches, worn, or faded leather. Leather Fresh is ideal to refresh colour damages on car leather, furniture leather, leather garments and handbags. Do not use on porous leathers unless colouring the entire surface - it can make the surface appear patchy. It can be sponged on or sprayed using an airbrush.


Always test any products first on a hidden area to test for colour match!

Firstly, clean the leather thoroughly and prepare the surface. Use Mild Leather Cleaner for normal degrees of soiling or Strong Leather Cleaner to remove heavier dirt (where the leather has been neglected for many years). Cleaning prior to treatment ensures the paint bonds to the surface well and ensures durability. Use Leather Cleaning Brush to effectively remove all ingrained dirt. Cleaning removes dirt but for long lasting results you should also de-grease using Leather Cleaning Spirit.

Use a sponge to apply the colour evenly, working from seam to seam. Dry afterwards with a hair dryer. On small spots, a one application is sufficient. Apply multiple thin layers and dry each layer using a hair dryer.

A day later, after it dries, apply Leather Protector. It gives the leather a good sheen and helps blend the repair. It contains antioxidants, which stops the leather's decay, and its UV filters protect the surfaces of old and valuable leathers from bleaching and fading. Also keeps the leather supple.

46 standard colours and prepared special colours according to sample or manufacturer name.
Find car leather colours for Leather Fresh Dye in our Car Leather Reapair category.

Application: Repair & Recolour
Application Area: Bags & Cases, Car, Furniture, Leather Cloth, Saddle, Shoes & Boots, Steering Wheel
Leather Type: Artificial leather, Pigmented leather

Tips and tricks for the application of Leather Fresh Dye!

  • Always check first in the concealed area whether the color also fits correctly before you continue to work on large areas.
  • Leather Dye is only suitable for recoloring small areas!
  • Leather Dye is a color refresher for damaged areas. At most, damaged areas are color refreshed from seam to seam. Healed surfaces will not be improved by color refreshing. Only clean and maintain such surfaces.
  • Leather Dye can also be applied with a spray gun. The result is then more even, especially on very large surfaces.
  • Unevenly applied Leather Dye can be evened out with the Leather Sanding Pad before applying another coat.
  • Different Leather Fresh colors can be mixed with each other for color matching. However, you need a good color sense to do this.
  • For localized touch-ups, Leather Dye can also be applied to synthetic leathers and plastics.
  • Always dry the Leather Dye with a hair dryer. It speeds up the process immensely. If you let it dry without a hair dryer, you usually smear the previously applied layers.
  • Always work only at normal room temperatures! Especially in cold temperatures, the Leather Dye does not dry well enough, and working in clammy temperatures is no fun.
  • Take enough time for the work. Color refreshing of leather can only be done quickly by professionals. If you take your time, you will get better results.
  • For selective filigree work, Leather Dye can be applied with a mini-brush.
  • Particular care must be taken with seams that differ in color! These can be masked with masking tape for protection.

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June 30, 2020 00:00


Take your time and do many thin layers with blow dryer between layers. Next day polish with leather wax and voila!

September 30, 2017 00:00

Great for treating steering wheel

Wasn't expecting much, but it treated the worn spots on my leather steering wheel very well. It won't make it look brand new, but it's definitely an improvement.

August 1, 2018 00:00

Good product

We followed the instructions to the letter and it covered the scuffs well.How long before it wears off only time will tell..

March 12, 2021 00:00

Works great

Great product. Even the darkest of scuffs was covered with a few layers of application.

September 11, 2018 00:00

It saved a Herman Miller, Eames Lounger with Aniline Leather

Die Medien konnten nicht geladen werden.  I used Colourlock Leather Fresh dye to restore this badly cat damaged 35-year-old and irreplaceable Herman Miller, Eames Lounger with Aniline Leather and Rosewood plywood. First I cleaned the leather with rubbing alcohol and did some light sanding. I was afraid to sand too much knowing if you sand too much there’s no turning back. Then I wiped it clean and applied Colourlock Leather Fresh dye with the sponge applicator. A few minutes later I went to rub it in with a new white cotton rag and was surprised there was absolutely no transfer of black. I was so delighted with the dyed finish I haven’t put a top sealer or conditioner on it yet. I couldn’t be happier with the way it looks and how it restored this irreplaceable treasure of mine.I used color F034 black dye.

May 30, 2017 00:00

Works great for recommended uses.

Color match very close, covered well although 30 ml doesn't go too far. A little dull when dries but with some leather polish after drying, the chair looks just like new. Don't expect the dabbing with the included applicator sponge to leave much texture, it does not. But to fill in scratches and small defects it works great. No color transfer after it dries. Works very well for intended uses; will not fill in or retexture large defect, only will allow a color blend.

August 14, 2016 00:00

very good item well pleased with purchase

Magic in a bottle worked a treat on my black e46 leather seats colour match was perfect hides small imperfections and scratches on the leather well the 30ml goes a long way and it's a very straightforward processClean the leather thouroughly ,apply due to provided sponge and apply to seat leave to dry (or speed it up with a hairdrayer ) multiple thin coats work bestIv used this dye on my leather gearknob is well with great results and no dye has transfered to my skin or clothes

August 6, 2016 00:00


I have 3 dogs and 2 cats and a white leather couch that I was about to throw out - replacement couch would have been 3,000$ - this was quick and easy and gave my couch new life!! Awesome product!

November 3, 2018 00:00


Worked very well on my car seat bolster.Great product

March 2, 2020 00:00

Will be purchasing again! :)

So easy to use! My whole couch looked like the 1st picture and now my whole couch looks like the 2nd picture!! 100% better. Absolutely will be buying again.. but since I have 3 leather couches, I will be purchasing the bigger bottle next :) thank you!!

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Fills cracks and holes
Fluid Leather
Fluid Leather is only recommended for damage where a filling is necessary. For scratches and general wear-and-tear on the colour surface we recommend smoothing the surface with the COLOURLOCK Leather Sanding Pad and refreshing the colour with COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh. The surface of COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather is smooth and shiny after drying. To hide the repair, apply COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh in the respective colour to the area. This covers the gloss of the COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather. Lightly dab the COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh several times with a sponge on the repair and dry with a hair dryer between layers until the desired covering is achieved. Degrease the repair area with COLOURLOCK Leather Cleaning Spirit in order to remove care product residue. Before starting any repairs with COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather, smooth rough areas and scratches with the COLOURLOCK Leather Sanding Pad  For hardened leathers, use COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather before any treatment with COLOURLOCK Old Leather Softener. This oily treatment would reduce the adhesion of the COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather. PROCEDURE Fill the damaged areas with COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather and spread evenly with a spatula. Leave to dry for 1-2 hours, depending on the amount used. Repeat the procedure until the repaired area is as full and smooth as possible. COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather cannot be sanded dry. This would damage the repair.We recommend using the COLOURLOCK GLD Pen to smooth the repair. The GLD Solvent slightly dissolves the surface of the COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather and provides a smoother finish.Open the lid of the COLOURLOCK GLD Pen and press down the felt tip several times until it is moistened. If the felt tip gets too moist, remove the excess quantity by cleaning it with a cloth. Smooth the repair area carefully with the moistened felt tip. When the repair area is wet with GLD, an additional treatment with the COLOURLOCK Leather Sanding Pad can be done to smooth the repair area. Always work with a small amount of GLD to prevent the repair area from becoming too dissolved. Using GLD, a repair can be adjusted to achieve the best possible result.Professionals can repair the graining on a work area using a Repair Grain. Usually, old leathers are smooth and do not need a new graining.The tip of the COLOURLOCK GLD Pen can be removed and reversed when worn. Especially when working on a new colour, it is necessary to change or turn the felt tip upside down.Finally, repairs with COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather must be recoloured with COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh to balance differences in colour and gloss. In order to cover the COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather sufficiently, the COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh should be dabbed onto the area several times and dried between the layers with a hair dryer. After 24 hours treat the leather with Leather Protector.  A HOLE WITH MISSING LEATHER Holes should be reinforced before repairing by gluing a thin piece of cloth underneath the hole with COLOURLOCK Leather Glue. Cut out a small piece of the original leather from a hidden area and adjust its shape according to the hole. Use the COLOURLOCK Leather Glue to glue it onto the piece of cloth and the edges of the hole. Close the visible rims with COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather. Leathers with big tears must first be examined in order to decide whether it would be better to replace the weak leather. Especially long tears in old and rough leathers, or in areas of high use, are often irreparable or not durable enough after a repair. We recommend the repair of tears only on stable leathers and only if the tear is no larger than a few centimetres.Procedure: Minor tears which are not under tension should be provisionally glued with COLOURLOCK Leather Glue from edge to edge. Then close the tear with COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather, as explained.Tears under high tension should be backed by thin cloth. In the case of very large tears and/or very rough leathers, it is advisable to sew the leather with a thin but strong thread. Place a seam every 3-4 centimetres with the starting knot on the leather's reverse. Cover the thread with COLOURLOCK Fluid Leather.If the leather is not too rough, drill a small hole to the right and the left of the tear (approximately 2-3 millimetres) and sew with a round needle. Lay the knot underneath and pull the tear together. Tears in areas of frequent use should always be replaced by new leather when they are too large; the same is true for weak or hardened leathers. In cases like these, it is more advisable to replace the leather.
Available Sizes
Leather Sanding Pad
The Leather Sanding Pad is ideal for:  Smoothing rough areas before applying COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh or COLOURLOCK Liquid Leather. Cleaning greasy areas on nubuck and suede. Careful sanding during professional colouring in the workshop. Amount: 1 piece. One pad is sufficient for a complete set of furniture or car interior.; Pack of 5 Application Rub the leather gently with the pad in a circular motion. Avoid gouging and deep scratches. Both faces of the pad can be used. It can be washed out with water.  Before colouring nappa leather, the surfaces should be sanded carefully. Our Leather Sanding Pad is ideal for this step.
Leather Cleaning Brush normal
The Leather Cleaning Brush is ideal for:  Using with the Mild or Strong Leather Cleaner to remove ingrained dirt Using with the COLOURLOCK Cleaner for Artificial Leather to remove ingrained dirt from vinyl or plastics Brushing up nubuck and suede Wet pre-cleaning of greasy areas before washing with LEDER FEIN Leather and Fur Wash Concentrate Polishing shoes and boots with COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver Amount: 1 piece. One brush is usually sufficient for cleaning a car interior or a set of furniture multiple times.With its durable bristles and high-quality wooden handle, the Colourlock Leather Cleaning Brush is great for removing dirt and stains effectively and gently from leather car seats, sofas, chairs, clothing and handbags. It can also be used to clean Alcantara and other Textile materials as long as it is used gently.
Brush Size
Smooth Leather Care Kit with Cleaner & Protector
Ideal for leather furniture or leather car seats.Firstly, clean the leather thoroughly before refreshing the colour or applying care products. Use COLOURLOCK Mild Leather Cleaner against normal degrees of soiling or COLOURLOCK Strong Leather Cleaner in extreme cases (where the leather has been neglected for many years, for example classic cars languishing in garages and barns). Cleaning prior to the treatment prevents dirt sticking to the leather's surface when applying colour or care products. Our COLOURLOCK Leather Cleaning Brush effectively removes ingrained dirt. For surface care, we recommend our COLOURLOCK Leather Protector. It contains antioxidants, which stops the leather's decay, and its UV filters protect the leather surface from colour fading and will make the leather soft and supple once more.The kit is usually sufficient to treat a complete car interior or set of furniture multiple times. The Cleaner should only be used on soiled areas, while the Protector should be applied to all surfaces. In the event of extreme soiling, a larger amount of Cleaner might be necessary, but this is very rare.  Application Always test any products first on a hidden area in case they affect the colour!COLOURLOCK Leather CleanerThe Leather Cleaner gently cleans all kinds of smooth leather. Apply Cleaner to the Cleaning Sponge and press some foam out of it. Clean the leather and remove dirty foam with a slightly moistened cloth.COLOURLOCK Leather ProtectorUse COLOURLOCK Leather Protector as soon as the leather has dried after cleaning or colour refreshment, ideally on the following day. Apply with a soft cloth and let dry without polishing. One application is sufficient. Strained surfaces (heavy use or in sunlit areas) should be treated every three months. Clean first to avoid dirt or stains.These products are also suitable for "Cool Leather/SRT (SunReflective Technology) Leather"!
Cleaner mild or strong