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Enrico Giardini

Enrico Giardini
Enrico represents the fourth generation of a family devoted to the leather business. Born and grew up in the most important Italian district for footwear, now he directs its activities dedicated to the leather finishing.

Recent Posts

4 Mistakes to Avoid during the Hand Leather Dyeing Process

Hand painting is a simple leather dyeing process but at the same time it's a very delicate process, during which you have to pay a lot of attention if you want to get a good final result. Using leather dye for leather crafters, to avoid some...

[TIPS&TRICKS] Leather Edge Paint Peeling: What to do?

Peeling is one of the most worrisome and even more unpleasant problems that can happen after you finished a leather edge, but actually what is peeling? Why it happens? How can it be solved?

Leather Dyeing Techniques: Tanneries Vs. Leather Craftsmen

Leather dyeing is a step that all leather crafters will face, sooner or late. There are different techniques for dyeing genuine leather which were born as artisanal techniques to be subsequently industrialized by tanneries. In industrial...

How Natural Leather could influence Leather Dye Colors

Previously, we have talked about leather dye colors and how to choose them to get the desired shade on the leather surface. This topic has drawn attention among our readers and customers, so we decided to dig deep into this topic, bringing some...

Leather Dye Colors : Light or Dark shades?

How can you get the desired leather dye color on my leather item? You can always get what you want, but keep in mind that you can not get any color on any type of leather. You must know the differences among leather dyes for leather crafter, then...

[TIPS&TRICKS] Leather Edge Painting during Summer

What happen to the paints during summer? Temperature is one of the biggest threats to paints in general, and in particular for water-based paints. Especially when using very dense paints with a high viscosity it is easy to notice changes in their...

What is a Chrome Tanned Leather?

The chrome tanning process is the most recent leather tanning treatment. Historically the first chrome-tanning processes date back to the late nineteenth century, to be patented in 1910.

The Difference between Alcohol and Water Based Leather Dye

A very popular leather dye among leather crafters consists in alcohol mixed with coloring substances: a simple and generally quite economical formulation. One of the most popular is Fiebing's leather dye.

3+1 Features a Leather Dye Must Have

Leather dye must have three features to be functional:

  1. Penetrate inside the leather;
  2. Impregnate the leather fibers with the coloring substance;
  3. Keep the molecular structure of the leather unchanged.

Finally, leather dye can also have the...

What is Leather Dye?

Leather dye is a mixture of substances and dyes that are used for leather coloring.