4 Replies to “The Leather Element: Side-by-Side Comparison of Leather Top Coats”

  1. This was really great. Each piece of leather in the Top Coat video appeared to be a different color, was this do only to the Top Coat applied or were some of the leather strips dyed?

    Also, since resists were mentioned at the end of this video, I would like to see a video specifically about using it. I have been experimenting with it, but have not had very good results from the process. The resist always seems to allow what I consider to be too much of the antiquing to be absorbed by the leather, no matter how fast I remove it.

    By the way, I love the video’s that you have produced and this set if very much complimentary and very much appreciated.



    1. Doug,
      Thank you so much for the comments! Made my day!
      I completely agree with you on the resist! I have yet to find one that works like I, and you evidently, think it should. I am sorry to report that I have yet to find this. Nice timing though! I just received some Fiebing’s Pro Resist samples and have two samples drying on my table right now. It looks like this may be close! I’ve tried one sample with Antique and am pretty happy with it so far.
      I would love to do a Leather Element where I can finally say “I found a resist that works!” Give me a few days on this one and let’s see what happens when I apply some dye.

  2. What about acrylic resolene? I would love a pros and cons of each top coat and finish! I live in a very rainy city, and as much as I love leather balm, it seems not to perform as well in the elements as some other options.

    1. Hi Adam,
      Good call! We’ll get that on the idea board. I’m the with you on that one. I love the Leather Balm but it isn’t a sealant and that may be the best route with your weather.

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