Although not as pure and as natural as full aniline, this type of leather still retains some of the characteristics of aniline leather. After the hides are aniline-dyed, they are sprayed with a slight protective topcoat. There might be an additional color added as well, to create a two-tone or other look. Some of the natural markings might show through the topcoat, so wrinkles, scars, and bites may be visible as in aniline leather. While semi-aniline leather is indeed more protected than a pure aniline leather and while the color will probably be more uniform, this leather is still at risk for fading or staining.