How and how to paint dermantine

With dermatine, a practical and inexpensive material that successfully replaces genuine leather, unpleasant things sometimes happen: the paint is washed off, and scuffs appear on the product. And immediately, to the chagrin of the owner, the attractive appearance of the thing is lost.

Do not be upset! Dermatin can be restored. To paint leatherette at home is easy. In this case, you can not only restore the surface in the problem area, but also repaint the whole thing and completely transform it. We will tell you how to do it right in order to return things a second life.

How to color dermatin

First of all, you need to choose a suitable tool for painting. A variety of substances can be used to stain leatherette.

Spray paints

Spray paints help to easily carry out the painting procedure. Their advantage is color. Many shades tucked into cans allow you to choose a shade that is ideal for the color of the item being painted. Equally important is the opportunity to purchase glossy or matte paint. Aerosols can be used to repair most leatherette items.

The sequence of actions when painting dermatin with aerosol paint:

  • Vigorous mixing of paint in a spray can. To do this, you need to shake its contents properly for a couple of minutes.
  • Apply paint by spraying it from a spray can onto the surface to be painted. Wait 3 to 5 minutes and repeat the application, creating a 2nd coat of paint. For durable and reliable staining of the leatherette, you need to cover it with two or three layers of spray paint. After the procedure, dry the stained dermatin for 12 hours.

Reference! When calculating the number of aerosol cans required to work with leatherette, keep in mind: when covering a dermatine of 2-3 layers per 1 sq. Meter of leatherette, 1 can of paint is consumed with a volume of 520 ml.


Special impregnations can not only paint the surface, but also give the material a water-repellent property. Therefore, impregnation is often used for applying not only to scuffing, but also to the whole thing.

Impregnations are most often used when processing shoes. They also performed well when interacting with other things. If the impregnation bottle does not have a sponge specially fixed on it, you can apply the dye with a brush, swab. You can also use a spray bottle, which is filled with impregnation. In order for the result of painting to be of high quality, at least 2 layers of the substance must be applied. The period between application is at least 30 minutes.

Important! To remove impregnation from the surface of the dermatin, use a cotton cloth soaked in acetone.

Surface paints

It is possible to stain dermatin reliably with the surface application of acrylic paint. In addition to a diverse range of colors, acrylic paints like consumers such qualities as:

  • Strength. Dermatin stained with acrylic will preserve the brightness of the paint for a long time.
  • Plastic. Due to the special flexibility of acrylic paint, cracks do not occur on the dermatine painted for it for a long time.

Important! When working with acrylic paint, keep acetone handy. If it thickens, add a few drops of acetone to it and mix it properly.

It is convenient to work with acrylic paint on the palette. You can squeeze it on a regular wooden board. Wet the sponge in the paint, then apply it to the leatherette. The paint is applied in several layers, a break between application - 15 minutes.

Artificial Leather Dyes

Manufacturers today offer specially designed dyes for artificial leather, for example, water-based elastic dyes. They are applied to dermatin with a brush or small sponge. The interval between applying the 1st and 2nd layers is 2 hours. After processing the material, leave the product to dry completely for 1 day.

How to color dermatin at home

When working with any coloring agent, the rules for staining dermatin must be observed. Experts advise when paying attention to the following points:

Surface cleaning

In order not to be disappointed in the results of work, you need to take care of thoroughly cleaning the artificial skin before painting. Dirt and grease left on the leatherette will become an undesirable layer between the dermatin and the dye. Subsequently, because of this, it will begin to exfoliate from the material. For cleaning, we will first use a soap solution based on laundry soap, then wipe the dried surface with a cotton swab dipped in medical alcohol.

Material testing

Before doing work, you need to study the recommendations for caring for a particular type of leatherette, as well as instructions for working with the dye. In addition, it is useful to test the dye in a small area of ‚Äč‚Äčleatherette. This will not only establish the compatibility of the dye with artificial skin, but also make it possible to see the color of the colored dermatin after drying. Note that when dry, the painted surface becomes lighter.

Drying out

Take your time doing the work! Let the material dry completely. During the work, drying should be carried out several times: before painting - after cleaning things from dirt and dust, in the process of painting - after applying each layer of the coloring matter, and at the end of the work.

This is important to consider when staining dermatin.

When painting dermatin at home, the advice of masters involved in the coloring of artificial leather should be taken into account:

  • Dry the product after the procedure in a natural way. It is not allowed to place painted things on heating appliances, or to use household appliances to speed up drying.
  • Do not touch the leatherette with your hands after cleaning. Invisible to the eye spots left by the fingers will appear after coloring. If you need to interact with the surface prepared for painting, use medical gloves.
  • Perform work in a ventilated area.

Coloring the dermatine, taking into account the rules set forth by us, will allow your clothes, shoes, and bags to look like new.