Fold a soft cloth inside the red emery pad. Apply the leather prep to the cloth generously. Next, apply leather prep to the red emery pad. Proceed to rub onto the leather surface while wet to start removing the leather color. Repeat this process until all of the color has been removed enough to give a good adhesion with the new paint that is going to be applied in step 2. You should be able to just see the leather hide itself once the color has been removed sufficiently. Any repairs that are required to be carried out, like fillers or tears, should be done at this stage, before proceeding to stage 2.
Apply some colorant to an applicator pad and wipe in to form a base layer, this is just to act as a primer coat, so it does not matter how it looks at this stage. Next apply more color to the sponge applicator and apply with a stippling motion to the surface to get a fantastic even covering layer. Between coats you can lightly sand with 1200 grit paper to remove any imperfections. 2 to 3 coats should be all that is required to re-color your areas. It is best to apply thinner layers of color giving you a natural look and feel. Use a hair dryer between coats to thoroughly dry the painted layers. If you wish to use a spray gun you can spray this after you have wiped on the first coat.
Apply the lacquer to a sponge applicator and stipple this on, dry with a hair dryer and between each coat, 3 coats will be all that is required. Once you have applied 3 coats of clear sealer, lightly polish with the 3000 grit paper to give a beautiful smooth soft-to-the-touch finish to your newly restored leather item. If you wished to use a spray gun you can spray this on without the need to stipple.