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Painting on leather Answered

We'll I am about to make an instructable on painting and sewing with a leather jacket, my problem is I went to the art store and they did not have acrylic based paint markers, they only had oil based, the worker said that oil based would work fine but I am skeptical, Will oil based pain tmarkers work on leather?

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excessive.insurgence (author)2010-11-13

why dont you get acrylic paints? i used that on mine just get sand paper and rub it on the spots you want to paint and take a brush dipped in water and get the leather slightly wet so the leather absorbs the paint better (to prevent cracks) and then paint over those spots with the acrylic.

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AnarchistKid (author)2008-02-22

just use the damn little paint markers, they work PERFECTLY!!!!!!

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jtobako (author)KentsOkay2008-02-21

Sharpies aren't oil based, and all the paints there are acrylic base. But they do specify vegetable tanned, a chrome tanned leather might not have a problem with oils...

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KentsOkay (author)jtobako2008-02-21

Keep looking, they have oil-based leather paint.

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jtobako (author)KentsOkay2008-02-21

Where? Not on the page you linked to.

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KentsOkay (author)jtobako2008-02-21
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jtobako (author)KentsOkay2008-02-21

Yes. And checked the index under 'Paint'.

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KentsOkay (author)jtobako2008-02-22

*scratches head* They must have discontinued...

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AnarchistKid (author)2008-02-21

yup,i used them all over my vest, they work fine

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