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Saphir Ligthening Base Shoe Dye 50ml
  • Saphir Ligthening Base Shoe Dye 50ml
  • Saphir Ligthening Base Shoe Dye 50ml
  • Teinture française Noir SAPHIR

Saphir Ligthening Base Shoe Dye 50ml

Allows you to lighten a liquid dye to the desired shade before applying to your smooth leathers. Suitable for thinning multiple dyes. Tested and approved by Monsieur Chaussure. Details
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How to use this product.

Precautions for use: the dye is never applied alone on the leather, it is always diluted in a coloured dye.

On leather that has been cleaned beforehand with a scraper to remove dust and a milk to remove stubborn stains, you can use the stripper to remove the old patina of your shoe in depth. To apply the color remover, use a lightly soaked polishing cloth on the entire shoe. Allow a few minutes to dry between each application to allow the product to take effect.

To obtain the new patina, you need to mix a coloured dye and a lightening dye code in a container. The more lightener you add, the lighter the new stain will be. We advise you to test a piece of paper to find the ideal shade for you. Once you have found the desired colour, you can spread the mixture thinly over the entire shoe. Repeat the process several times to achieve an even finish. As soon as you like the new patina, you should apply a colourless cream to intensely nourish the leather and prevent cracking.

You can also make it shiny with a yellow shoe polish to enhance the shades of the patina.

Close the bottle of lightening dye after use and store it in a dry place.

12 reviews  /  4.5 stars

The rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

We collected nearly 12 reviews from verified buyers.

Bénédicte R. Verified buyer Brest, Mar 28 2023
Perfect for suede shoes

Useful for lightening another stain color

Carole G. Verified buyer Cambronne Les Clermont , Dec 13 2022

Perfect transaction!A big thank you?

Patricia P. Verified buyer vierzon, Sep 20 2021


Evelyne L. Verified buyer CHOMERAC, Apr 23 2021
great product

Very effective. Only one regret. Not having ordered a bigger bottle

Lionel R. Verified buyer Lyon, Dec 13 2020

Practical for adjusting a shade.

Jean-jacques D. Verified buyer Paris, Nov 05 2020
lightening dye

the result is average

Frédéric R. Verified buyer Nice, Oct 08 2018

In particular, it allows you to take fewer risks by tinting in a more gradual manner

Ousmane D. Verified buyer BOISSISE LABERTRAND, Aug 28 2018
good product

very good product and fulfilled its function

Florian H. Verified buyer ouveillan, Jun 22 2018

To lighten your colors, nothing better

Vincent L. Verified buyer Le Mesnil-Esnard , Mar 06 2018
Brightening Saphir tint

Description 100% exact advice in store at the top.

Mathieu J. Verified buyer Jun 16 2016
Good product

Good product, use with care.

David C. Verified buyer Jun 10 2016
Product that does its job

Product that does its job


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Saphir Ligthening Base Shoe Dye 50ml.

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  • Colour range : All Colours
  • Category : Care Products
  • Materials : All Materials
  • Type : Liquid
  • Volume : 50 ml
  • Use : Dyeing
  • Quick Access : The Workers' Choice
  • Weight : 0,80 g
  • Length : 6,3 cm
  • Width : 5,1 cm
  • Height : 12,5 cm

Saphir Ligthening Base Shoe Dye for Patina Design 50ml

The lightening base Teinture Francaise shoe dye by Saphir (50ml) lightens the colour of any Saphir liquid dye for smooth leather, suede or nubuck.

This lightening base shoe dye is intended to be mixed with your other dye colours when they are too dark. It should never be applied alone to the leather during the dyeing process. This Teinture Francaise leather dye is a favourite among lovers of fine leather items who want to give a personal touch to their leather shoes, wallets, belts or bags. The dye is sold in a set that includes a pair of latex gloves, and a cotton wick applicator.

We recommend using this lightening base shoe dye only on leather that has already been washed with a leather cleaner. If you are dyeing leather that has been colour-stripped, there is no need to apply a leather cleaner as this will cause excessive drying. This shoe dye is made solely for the purpose of mixing with other dyes and must never be applied directly to leather. To lighten a leather colour, you must first remove its colour. Keep in mind however that colour removal is a harsh process that could permanently alter the appearance of leather. The lightening base must therefore be mixed with a dye that is too dark, before being applied. As with all other dyes, you can apply the mixture on faded-out areas using a rubbing action to restore the beauty of the leather, or to change its colour altogether. Always remember to test the dye beforehand on a section of the leather to get an idea of the final result since leather can react differently to dye from one item to another. Also ensure that your working area is well-ventilated. Once you are satisfied with the colour of your dye, apply a fine and even coat over the entire surface and allow it to dry for at least one hour. You may then wish to apply several layers in order to obtain a livelier colour, but be mindful of the one-hour drying time required after each coat. When the desired colour is obtained, you should proceed with a full leather care treatment. This is an important stage because the leather will need nourishing after it has been dyed in order to preserve its beauty. You can proceed with a neutral shoe cream if you have obtained the desired colour, or a tinted shoe cream if you want a deeper patina hue. For shoes and small leather accessories, you can complete the care treatment by applying a shoe polish to shine and waterproof the leather.

Store your Saphir Teinture Francaise lightening base shoe dye in a cool, dry place to ensure a long shelf life, and remember to tightly close the bottle cap.
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12 shades
Actual shade
Dark Brown
Navy Blue
Dark Green
Base Yellow
Medium Havana