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    How to dye or stain a leather armor in Minecraft

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    Dyeing and coloring

    Minecraft has a lot of purely cosmetic mechanics. Colored panels, blocks of polished materials, blocks of bricks, colored sheep, etc… But one of the best and most beautiful is that of dyes.

    The dyes are 16 objects that allow you to embellish various things by changing their color. For example, you can change the color of dog and cat collars; and you can change the text color of a poster. If you are reading this article, you are probably interested in dyeing or coloring armor. For this you will need to create or obtain dyes and know how dyes work in general.

    How are dyes obtained?

    Some dyes can be found in village chests, fortresses, sunken ships and in mine abandoned; but most are made by the player himself. Primary dyes can be obtained from objects in the game world; here we offer you a list of objects and the dyes they produce. To make the dye, simply place the item on a work table.

    • Bone dust and thrush: Tinta Bianca
    • White tulip, daisy and azure blue (Rubiacea): Light gray tint
    • Wither Rose and Ink Sack: Black Dye
    • Poppy, rose bush, red tulip and beetroot: Red tint
    • Orange tulip: orange tint
    • Dandelion and Sunflower: Yellow tint
    • Blue Orchid: blue tint
    • Lapislazzuli: tinta blu
    • Allium and lilac: Magenta Tint
    • Pink tulip and peony: pink ink
    • Cocoa beans: brown tint

    It should be noted that bone dust, ink bags and lapis lazuli can be used as dyes without the need to convert them to dyes as such. In addition, other dyes can be created by combining primary dyes with each other. Green dye can be obtained by cooking a cactus in an oven, and lime green dye can be obtained by cooking a sea cucumber. Plus, making your own oven to cook these things is very simple.

    How do you dye a leather armor?

    If you already have the dye of the color you want, now you need to learn how to dye things. There are a lot of things that can be dyed, but since the article is about armor, we'll focus on them.

    If you want to know more about dyes, we encourage you to investigate all the things you can dye. For example, you can make stained glass panels so that your doors or windows look very original. Dyeing a leather armor is actually very simple, just put on the armor and dye in the color of your choice on the crafting table.

    Note that you can use more than one dye on each piece of armor. Also, you can dye the same piece of armor many times with the same colors or using other colors. For this reason, according to the Minecraft Encyclopedia, there are 12.326.391 color combinations that a piece of armor can have.

    The game will calculate the armor color using an interesting but complicated formula that takes into account the RGB value of each tint color used.


    Cauldrons are items in Minecraft made with iron. It's very easy to make a cauldron and you can put the water inside until it's full, and then use that water in different ways until it's empty.

    Cauldrons are used primarily in potion making, but they also have many other uses, including the armor dyeing process. In the Bedrock edition of Minecraft, it is possible to dye water in a cauldron by "using" the dye on it. An armor can then be dyed by "Wearing" each piece over the cauldron with dyed water.

    Also, in every version of Minecraft, the cauldron may be used to wash the leather armor and remove the color. Keep in mind that by doing so, you will have lost the dye you used.

    Horse armor

    Leather horse armor is very useful, as it is the only type that can be created on a table. These armor can be dyed like any normal armor.

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