For a proper preparation, apply the Tarrago Preparer with a used green scouring pad similar to the one found on a Scotch Brite in order to remove the dirt, shoe creams and protectors on the leather which would prevent proper application of the dye.
Stir the bottom of the bottle of dye with a paintbrush until the dye is an even color
With the paintbrush, apply the dye to the crease between the sole and the leather, any stitches, scratches or detail work on the shoe
Apply one or two brushstrokes on the end of the sponge
Rub gently and in a circular motion across the entire surface, reapplying a single brushstroke of dye if necessary
Touch-up any uneven areas by gently rubbing an un-dyed corner of the sponge over them to even out the surface
Once the first coat is dry, apply a second coat in the same manner as the first. This will help even up the surface color of the dye.
A third coat may be necessary for deeper colors
Each package comes with 1 0.8oz. bttle of dye, 1 0.8 oz. bottle of preparer, and applicator sponge.