This is a super quick tutorial on how easy it is to paint your leather shoes! I'll throw in a link to the products I used below the video, and a few other pointers as well.
- Make sure the item you are painting is clean first.
- If you are wanting to paint a patent leather or your item has a "finish" on it, you may need to remove that in order to change the color (Angelus carries products for removing finishes)
- To create that patent finish or a different finish than just "matte", you will need to buy an additional product (Angelus carries a full line).
- If you are choosing a pearlescent or metallic finish, you are going to need a TON of coats. If that sounds tedious, you can shortcut by painting first a non-metallic version of that color. EX: If you want to paint a leather wallet silver, you can first paint it gray, and THEN start coating with silver. You will need less coats that way than if you layer a billion coats of silver
- Let dry for at least 24 hours before you wear or use your item.
Other perks of painting your items, beyond saving some money from not buying something new, is the customization that it offers, plus it's better environmentally to reuse and "upcycle" your fashion instead of tossing and repurchasing!
Have you tried this? Let me know it went for you!