Introduction: Chalk Board Shoes

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Everyone has been talking about chalk board paint, so I decided to see what it was all about. I wanted to try something with shoe art. I was totally amazed at the performance of this paint. It is incredible! I actually think it is possible to use chalk paint on casual shoes just like you would use shoe polish. I think the look and feel of it is much nicer than shoe polish. I was very impressed! Let me show you how easy it is.

Someone threw a box of trash out in the alley behind our house. To my advantage a pair of shoes were screaming make me pretty Sunshiine!  

Step 1: Supplies and Tools

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I used shoes with leather uppers.
 
Shoes
Black Chalk Board paint
Colored Chalk ( Pencil chalk would work best to write with but I could not find it in my area)  
Paint brushes
Small damp cloth with mild soap
1 Shallow container to put paint in
Paper or plastic to protect painting surface
 

Step 2: Wash Shoes and Laces

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Remove the shoe laces if you are using them or I replaced mine with white laces.
Wash the shoes and the laces in a washing machine with a bath towel; or hand wash.
Allow to dry.

Step 3: Paint First Coat

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Paint the first coat of chalk paint on all areas you want painted.
Allow to dry for 1 hour.

Step 4: Paint Second Coat

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Paint the second coat and allow to dry for 24 hours.
I painted mine with three coats but 2 will be OK.

Step 5: Condition Shoes

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Lightly rub the painted area with chalk to condition the surface. 
Clean with a damp cloth and mild soap. 
 

Step 6: Lace Up Shoes

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Lace up the shoes.
The shoes are ready for doodling. 

Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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This project was enjoyable to make. The hardest part was waiting! I will be posting a lot more instructables using chalk paint. It was fun and exciting to experiment with chalk paint. I see many creative possibilities with this paint. Stay tuned for more! Learn how to make chalk board jeans here:https://www.instructables.com/id/ELKTBZAH5405WFE/ .

In closing I would like to thank our instructables company, sponsors, authors, readers, and members; for making this community a great success! Many hours and hard work has been put into making this place the best DIY on the Internet. Have fun and thanks for stopping by!
Sunshiine

Comments

uptoten (author)2016-07-22

do not balphem

bajablue (author)2012-07-28

Super... especially for kids!

sunshiine (author)bajablue2012-07-28

Thanks!
Sunshiine

pecospearl (author)2012-07-28

What a whacky, fun project!

sunshiine (author)pecospearl2012-07-28

Thanks it was really wacky fun!
Sunshiine

canucksgirl (author)2012-07-27

What a fun idea for the kids! Nice job.

I'm sure even a few adults would like to doodle on their shoes. :)

sunshiine (author)canucksgirl2012-07-27

I know that I had great fun making painting them! Such a fun summer project! Thanks for sharing your thought and hope your day is colorful!
Sunshiine

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-07-27

That is an awesome idea! People draw on their pants and shoes already, it's a great idea to have it so your clothing graffiti can be erased and drawn on all over again :D

Thanks Penolopy! This was a great project! Have a nice day!
Sunshiine

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