How and how to paint eco-leather

How to paint eco-leather

Eco-leather material is practical. Products that need to combine the quality of genuine leather with the durability and wear resistance inherent in synthetic material are perfectly made from it.

The quality of eco-leather depends on the observance of production technology. And also from the right color.

Silicone spray

Silicone spray allows not only to apply a uniform layer of paint, but also forms a protective film on the surface. It gives things increased resistance and at the same time has a coloring effect.

There are silicone coating materials that only provide protection for eco-leather. Such products are colorless, but at the same time they can update the appearance of the eco-leather product, give a little shine and increase wear resistance. Silicone is an ideal material that allows the surface to be glossy.

Spray paint for eco-leather

Thanks to the coloring substances in the spray can, dyeing a thing from eco-leather, even a large surface, has become easy and simple. Spraying the spray allows you to evenly apply coloring pigments to the product.

Coloring with a spray is convenient to use if the surface of the product is large, for example, eco-leather sofa. Spray allows you to color even hard-to-reach spots.

It is convenient to use the spray on a medium-sized product. Especially if you need to color quickly. It is enough to buy a can, shake and evenly spray at a certain distance. In some cases, the surface must first be degreased.

Aniline dyes

Usually aniline dye has a concentrated structure. When working with it often does not require re-application. Some paints require dilution with water. A small amount of the product and the sponge are enough, with which it is possible to soak the surface of the product from eco-leather.

Aniline dyes are harmless. When used correctly, the effectiveness of dyeing with this tool is very economical, since a small amount of paint will be required for a large eco-leather surface.

Vegetable dyes

To stain with vegetable dyes, you first need to determine what color intensity and tone you need to get. If you need a shade of brown with red, then extracts of mahogany wood species, a solution based on saffron and alcohol are suitable.

Alder bark gives a rich brown color with orange. A tincture of larch bark gives the product a color with an ocher hue, while maintaining the main tone brown.

How to dye ecoskin

In order to paint eco-leather, you need to carefully look at its structure, what type it belongs to. Ecoskin is a material that consists of natural components, but polyurethane is taken as the basis.

For the manufacture of eco-leather, natural components are used - skin and cellulose. The material is ideal for creating furniture, sofa upholstery, headboards. Eco-leather is also used in the manufacture of accessories and in the creation of clothes and shoes. The properties of this material include its breathable features, environmental friendliness. Such material does not emit toxic substances and products have a natural skin odor.

Skin type check

After the material of the product is examined carefully and any abrasions or paint defects are found, then you can start painting.

To make sure that the eco-leather item can be looked at a section of fabric. If synthetic material is traced at the base, then the product is not made of genuine leather.

Preparation of skin for staining

Before the painting itself, it is necessary to use a special cleaner, which, as it were, wipes the previous layer of paint, then the surface must be primed. There are several professional primer products on sale that provide a perfectly prepared surface before painting itself.

Staining technology

Paint can be applied using a special spray or sponge, as well as a brush. It all depends on the type of surface, its size and the paint itself.

If you carry out staining at home, it makes sense to consult a professional. For example, it is good to apply concentrated, saturated paints with a sponge or a special napkin. This application method is used to restore color manually.

Thanks to the sponge, the paint penetrates better and is evenly distributed on the surface of the product. In addition, the sponge is very convenient when working with small surfaces.


For example, when working with aniline dye it is necessary to use a fixative. Thanks to this product, the paint does not peel off and remains for a long time without scuffs, withstands temperature extremes. After the fixer, in some cases, a special varnish is applied, which helps to further protect the skin, to give the product a silkiness.