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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September 3, 2016 00:00

Great product, easy to apply and the result is outstanding.

Great product, easy to apply and the result is outstanding.Used this on my steering wheel which was dry, cracked and very faded. The Colourlock dye has sealed the surface and made it look like new.Highly recommended for anyone with similar problems.

February 23, 2019 00:00

Saved my reclinervcouches from trash!

amazing!saved my sofa set and looks almost new again

February 10, 2017 00:00

Very Pleased!

Worked great on my leather sofa. I did have to put a couple coats on, but it worked very well.

June 5, 2017 00:00

great product

Used it on my cowoy boots/ piece of leather was chipped offrepair doesn't even show that it needed to be repaired

August 22, 2016 00:00

Very impressive coverage- matches well and easy to use

This repair was on a Porsche Cayenne bought second hand. Beautiful seats, but had started to wear and with little time, wanted to find a quick fix! I did not have time to use the product exactly as recommended and just used 2 coats in hot weather, without any sanding. The depth of colour and lustre was such that it did a let's say 80% repair job very quickly. I am confident with proper usage, this percentage would be 95% or higher. Would definitely recommend

October 15, 2016 00:00

... my desk chair as it was in a very poor condition and even though I thought it cannot be ...

I was looking for a leather paint for my desk chair as it was in a very poor condition and even though I thought it cannot be fixed I looked for a leather paint on amazon. After reading the reviews I decided to pick this product. I am very satisfied and it exceeded my expectations. Very good quality, it dries almost instantly and it also adds a hint of polish. I would definitely recommend it!

September 25, 2016 00:00


This was purchased for my husband who wanted to revitalise a rather worn looking leather jacket. He has used the product and is delighted with the results. He chose the black option, and this product works well. Recommended.

October 8, 2017 00:00

works as described!

This item has work out great, had a large round worn out/faded/defective looking 4 inch spot on the armrest of my expensive leather sofa that looked horrible and embarrassing especially when I had guests over feared I needed to buy a new sofa BUT after about 3 coats this has totally filled in the faded area, good colour match and blemish has disappeared! would recommend!

October 1, 2016 00:00

Amazed and happy - good as new

I am amazed at how well this product worked. I have a lovely Ital Sofa pit group, but the problem was, that the store had been unable to get the matching ottoman that fit, so they dyed a copper colored one they had in the store. So, after years of use, the copper began bleeding through, and the ottoman didn't just have a few glitches, it was a mess.At first I didn't think it was working, but I wasn't doing it right. You need to use a lot and dab, rather than wipe, and I used several coats. The ottoman is as good as new, and I feel very pleased with myself, as I am not the crafty project type, but anyone can use this.

March 8, 2017 00:00

Five Stars

Great paint and how easy to apply! My steering wheel and gear knob look better than new!!!

Recommended Products for Leather Fresh Dye

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.
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