Sem Sure-Coat --- note that this is a waterborne product --- dries a couple shades darker and looks a little different if spraying or brushing + number of coats.
If you are spraying, especially with an airbrush, it is recommended to add some sure-coat reducer to thin the colorant for maximum atomization.
Directions for Sem Sure-Coat recoloring of leather: clean with Sem plastic/leather prep --- spray over leather liberally and scrub with gray pad and wipe dry with lint free cloth. add Sem crosslinker (increases adhesion and aids resistance to general household cleaners) to recolorant according to directions on bottle. spray or brush in light coats. If brushing, use foam brush and do not be in a hurry to achieve coverage. Let dry in between coats. If spraying, spray in light mist coats, again not being in a hurry for coverage. Have adequate ventilation (fan is good) to dry completely between coats. If you do not have spray equipment, check out the economical power pak sprayer (good for sure-coat). (refer to recommended reducer mentioned above)
All of this is not difficult work and you can definitely achieve a professional result.
An actual excerpt from our detailed training manual.
TEXT DIRECTIONS FOR LEATHER REPAIR
Supplies needed: SEM plastic/leather prep, grey cleaning pad, Pro #1, Pro #2, Pro #3, Pro #3 thin optional, graining material, pointed and trowel knives, strip palette, backing fabric, heat gun and “fixer”™ tool, cold block & hard yellow plastic, #400 & #600 sandpaper, airbrush or foam brush, SEM colorants.
Light scratches --- all surface light imperfections Pro #1
Deeper scratches or small gouge Pro #2
Deeper cuts, tears, holes etc. in leather Pro #3
Classic Coat by SEM for leather or vinyl only!!!!
Use the same cleaners and preps mentioned on left, depending if you are spraying leather or vinyl. Since these are aerosols, there is, of course, no crosslinker additive or reducer.
Not for hard plastics_______________
Note: All prices in US Dollars
before & after pictures of leather repair and recoloring.