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Tanning Chemicals Reference Chart



Tanning Chemical Type of Tan Other Materials Amount Needed to Tan
2 Deer capes or 4 Fox skins
Color of Hide After Tanning Leaching of Chemicals
by Water
Usages Special
Characteristics
McKenzie Tan Brush On Tan Salt, McKenzie Ultimate Acid,
Baking Soda, McKenzie Relaxer/Degreaser
8 Ounces White No Hair On Tan Soft, Stretchy Leather
Krowtann 2000 Soak Sodium Bicarbonate 8 Ounces White Yes In House Tanning Sets Hair, Pliable Leather
Ammonium Alum Alum Tan Tanning Oil, Salt, Pickling Crystals 1 1/2 Pounds White Yes Hair On or Hair Off Tanning, (can add brighteners and silver toners to alum). Sets hair, but skin will shrink. Firm but pliable leather.
Potassium Alum Alum Tan Tanning Oil, Salt Paste Tan
Can be re-used
White Yes Hair On or Hair Off Tan Sets hair, but skin will shrink. Firm but pliable leather
Aluminum Sulfate Alum Tan Tanning Oil, Salt, Pickling Crystals 2 Pounds White Yes Hair On or Hair Off Tan Sets hair, but will shrink. Firm but pliable leather
Bark Tan
Quebracho
Vegetable Tan Tanning Oil, Salt, Pickling Crystals 2 Pounds Pale Brown Very Slow Hair Off Tanning, Cow hides, Dyeing Tanned Hides Dense, Firm or Solid Leather
Curatan® Oil and Mineral Tan Salt, Pickling Crystals 8 to 10 Ounces Light Buckskin Slow Hair On or Hair Off Tan Soft, Stretchy Leather
Tannium® Chrome Tan Tanning Oil, Salt 1 Pound Pale Blue or Green No Hair On or Hair Off Tan, Garment Tan Soft Leather
LUTAN® FN Alum Tan Tanning Oil, Salt, Pickling Crystals 1 Pound White Very Slowly Hair On or Hair Off Tan, Garment Tan Soft, Stretchy Leather
Liqua Tan Syn Tan, Synthetic Tan Salt, Pickling Crystals 2 Cups Cream No Hair On or Hair Off Tan Sets Hair, Firm Leather


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