Discover our exclusive selection of products for stripping and staining all your shoes. Our products can only be applied to smooth leather shoes. Products specially designed to create exceptional patinas on your leather shoes. You can use strippers and stains to create patinas at home. Patinas are in-depth changes to the colour of your shoes. Leather stripping and dyeing products give you the opportunity to give your shoes a makeover. Camouflage stubborn stains in your favourite shoes, or give a cherished pair a new lease of life. It's all possible with Saphir shoe dyes. French dyes offer the possibility of permanently transforming leather. Unlike simple renovations, which simply hide imperfections.
Prepare leather with paint strippers
Preparing the leather with strippers is a fundamental step in the process of restoring and repigmenting your smooth leather shoes. Expertly formulated leather strippers penetrate deep into the pores of your shoes. They carefully remove old layers of dye. They should only be used on smooth leather and not on suede shoes. Their crucial role is to remove the original patina from the leather, leaving a canvas ready for re-dyeing. This initial step is essential to ensure that the new patina adheres evenly and permanently to the leather of your shoes.
Create a patina with our leather dyes
Leather dyes are specially designed to tint your favourite shoes and give them a new lease of life. Our selection includes dyes and accessories for easy dyeing of your shoes at home. The dyes can be adapted to all types of leather for a professional result that everyone can afford. Dyeing shoe leather with our dyes is easy thanks to the applicator supplied in each box. The precision of the applicator and the quality of the dye pigments give a long-lasting, brilliant finish. Saphir French dyes offer a wide range of colours. They can be mixed to create an infinite palette of colours. You can create a palette that reflects your needs and desires. You can apply several layers of dyes to create shades or intensify the colour as you wish. The dyes shown are tested in our workshop and approved by our shoemaker and skate artist. Leather stains are highly pigmented to give full coverage. They come in liquid form so they can be absorbed quickly by the leather in your shoes. Because they are absorbed by the leather, shoe dyes can change the patina permanently.
Tips for using patinas
The first step in creating a patina is always to strip the shoe. This step removes the existing patina and creates a new base for the next stain. However, the application of strippers requires a certain amount of care and knowledge of the type of leather you are treating. Before starting, test the stripper on a small, inconspicuous area of the shoe. This test allows you to see how the leather reacts. Once you have confirmed that the stripper is compatible with the leather, apply a thin layer using a chamois cloth over the entire shoe. Apply the stripper until the leather is matt and discoloured. Once you've removed the old patina from your shoes, you can apply the leather dyes. We advise you to consult our lesson for details on the art of glazing like a pro. Our lesson is available in our "Guide and Advice" category. Each new patina must be followed by a leather care. Caring for the leather with the right care and polishing products will nourish the material and protect the new patina. You can also apply a glaze to your leather shoes to make the new patina shine. Glazing can be done with shoe gloss paste and will make your creation even more beautiful. For suede shoes, you can revive the colour using suede renovators. You should apply a waterproofing spray for shoes to preserve the shine of your renovation.