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PATIN-A BlogBased on Experience

This blog shows how to patinate correctly, gives tips for the work in the costume department, shows the newest trends and introduces products and their use. 
The main focus lies on costume distressing, leather working and textile dyeing. We show trends of the trade and aids for costume design.

Acetone - the perfect leather cleaner?

Many of our customers frequently ask us if acetone can be used for dye preparation instead of Fiebing's Deglazer or PURE 100%, as a finish remover so to speak.
Sorry, but - the answer is no!

Acetone...


May we introduce to you: Our new leather tools



A category in our shop has been filled with new life recently: leather tools.

In addition to our vast selection of Fiebing’s leather dyes and our Selzer punch pliers, we are now offering in the PATIN-A shop many useful tools round about leather working.

From premium embossing mallets to various punches and chisels, knives, bevelers, gouges and burnishing tools - virtually everything ca...


What is the right finish for my embossing work?

Antique products do one common thing, they all color leathercrafter's project while giving a color contrast between the tooled portions and the rest of the project. 

The first thing to consider when adding an antique effect is whether one should use Ant...

From predye treatment to finishing leather items - many tips for the perfect dye result.
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