Universal Acrylic Dye

Changes color, even from white to black. Repairs scratches and worn out shoe edges. Renovates colors. Because of its self-shine capacity, any posterior finished is required.

  • For leather, synthetic leather and canvas.
  • Available in different formats.


Tarrago Universal Acrylic Dye is a water-based color dye specially formulated to dye or change the color of smooth leather, synthetic leather and canvas shoes and garments. It also repairs scuffs, scratches and other little defects. Its high covering capacity allows changing any color, even from black to white. Its finish resists to frictions and doesn’t get cracked. Its shiny finish doesn’t need any polish after application.

  • Fast drying.
  • Self-shine finish.
  • Available in different formats: 125ml / 500ml and 5L
  • Wide color range with matt and metallic shades.




Gives color

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How to use


Leather: Rub with a used green scrubbing fiber (e.g. Scotch Brite) or a cloth soaked in Tarrago Conditioner, in order to remove any previous finish.

Synthetic Leather: Apply Tarrago Conditioner with a soaked cloth over the surface.

Canvas: Wash the shoes with water and soap. Apply one or two coats of Universal Acrylic Dye before being totally dry, following the instructions to dye leather shoes.

Dyeing or restoring color

Leather or synthetic leather:

1. Stir the dye container with an application brush until the color is completely homogeneous.

2. With the application brush semi-drained, apply a small amount of product to a sponge and paint the joint between sole and leather, sewn, scrapes, trim pieces, etc.

2.2. Place one or two coats of dye on one end of the sponge. Rub gently in a circular way over the entire area, adding another coat of product if necessary.

Repeat this process until the sponge is nearly dry. Without adding more dye, you can tap with the same sponge over the surface dyed to match the color, without attempting to cover transparencies.

Once dry the 1st layer, apply a second one following the same process to match the color. Apply a third coat if necessary.

3. Once finished dyeing, rinse the sponge and the brush with water to avoid them to dry out. Optimal drying time is 6 hours.


After have applied 2 or 3 layers of Universal Acrylic Dye, you will check that the quantity used has been minimal, so the final result will be as a dye and not as paint. Leather will remain soft and flexible and the dye will never get cracked or peeled. In 6 hours, the color will be totally solid and resistant to dry and damp frictions.


Can the Tarrago Universal Acrylic Dye be diluted with water?
Yes, it can be diluted with water. But we recommend using the Self Shine Neutral Base for a better result.
Can I advance the drying time with a dryer?
Yes, you can dry with a dryer between layers. Please keep a distance of 15 cm.

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