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Painting Leather Shoes (or other leather stuff)
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Dye Your Shoes (or other leather goods)
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Nope! I never got a response from anyone so I didn't even try! If you decide to, post the results! - JustineB20
did you ever try this? i am wanting to dye my Birkenstocks, but worried it wont work - mirandab24
Thanks for the Instructable!Since it has been a few years, I'm curious how your painted shoes have worn with time? Have you had problems with the paint cracking? Also, when your painted shoes get dirty, have you been able to clean the painted areas without damaging them?
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I want to try to dye some white Birkenstock sandals which are made of Birko Flor (soft acrylic and polyamide felt fibers with a durable smooth leather-like finish). What do you think?
Is there a way to do this with a french press? I don't have a store nearby that offers a press pot like the one you used.
Angelus sells a "neutral" dye which is the dye with no pigment, it is used for exactly what you are describing, thinning the dye out for more translucent effects. As always, practice on some test pieces, dye is always unpredictable in how it interacts with different materials.
Instead of completely changing color. What could i mix with dye to make it more translucent. Kinda like a colored gloss or pearl
I want to paint a white leather belt black. How do I deal with the edges of the belt, where the leather has been closed and rounded off? Will the paint work differently on whatever material they used? It feels like rubbery plastic. Thanks!
I'm not sure, if they have a shiny finish, then you may want to deglaze them still. If it is a matte finish, then the paint might hold fine.Nail polish remover is mostly acetone, but also has other junk in it like fragrances and stuff to make it less harsh on your hands, it might work in a pinch, but not ideal. If you have a farm and ranch store or a little hardware store around you I'm sure they'll sell it, but I don't know how rural you are. ;)
I'm painting my own bridal heels- they're imitation leather. Do I need to prepare them with acetone first or are they okay to start painting? Also why is nail polish remover not recommended? (I can't get acetone where I live/nobody ships it to rural Alaska)Thanks
You do realize the white cotton cord also has green intertwined w/ it. I would suggest trying to wrap masking tape on an angle, overlapping as you go and not too tight to make it hard to remove but just enuf to protect it from touching the black dye.
I found some dark green sandals on eBay that I love, but I want to dye them black. Unfortunately, they have a cotton cord running through them, and it is has a green and white cord running through it. According to the seller, it is not removable, and a cobbler that I spoke with said he wouldn't take on the job for fear of ruining them. I really, really want these. Do you know of any sealant for cotton cord, something that would make them white and seal them, or something to protect them while I dye the sandals black? I considered covering them up with plastic wrap comma but that alone probably won't be enough. Any ideas on a product? Otherwise, wouldn't be adverse to just dying the cotton cord black, but i would of course want the cord and leather to be even. Here's a pic of the sandals:http://m.imgur.com/a/jwZDRThe sooner and answer the better since I'm watching it on eBay :-). Thank you!
Do you think I can paint a leather jacket? On shoes the leather is equal and stays in a less motion than on a jacket... WIll it survive using or the paints will split up? I found in the Web only cases of painting on shoes, bags but what about jackets?
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