How to Dye Leatherette Table Tops

Updated February 21, 2017

Leatherette is a type of faux leather that will accept dye as well as genuine leather. If you are dyeing a tabletop, use dye that intended to brush on faux leather. Test the dyeing method on a small area of the tabletop to make sure you like it before you dye the entire table.

Clean the leatherette table by wiping it with a soft cloth dampened in clear water. Work until the tabletop if completely clean.

Let the leatherette table dry completely.

Mix the dye according to the manufacturer's instructions. This normally consists of adding water to the dye.

Dip a foam brush into the dye.

Brush the entire surface of the leatherette table until it is evenly coated in dye. Work to even out the dye before it dries.

Let the tabletop dry completely.

Things You'll Need

  • Cloth
  • Faux leather dye
  • Foam brush
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