Color Up Your Converse Logo! Make Em' Last!




About: I'm a 15 year old kid who loves to make stuff with his hands. I hate having to pay someone to fix something, that why i like to fix it myself!

Are you tired of your old Chucks? Need to "Spice Them up?"

Okay then! I will teach you how to change your Converse logo (the Star in a circle on the side) into whatever you want! This will barely cost you any money as well. Well? Lets get started!

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Step 1: Pick Out Your Logo

Okay You now need to find a logo that you would like on the side of your shoe. I chose the famous Gears of War logo. You can choose whatever you want though, it would probly be best if it was circle form though.

Step 2: Remove Boring Old Logo!

Okay you got you old Chucks out, now you need to remove that boring old Converse All-Star logo. I kept trying different ideas on how to do this.

I Tried:
-Scraping it off
-Paint thinner
-And Painting over it

In the end i painted over it with white paint. This worked the best. Do not worry about this comming off, i will tell you how to prevent it later.

Step 3: White Circle.

You now have a white circle. Now you need to put your logo on it! I did this by useing Bic-permant markers. But you could paint it or what ever you want . Don't worry that it might wash off, well fix that in the next step.

Step 4: Clear Coat!

Okay now that you have your amazing design, you need to make it last. To make it last you need to clear coat it. (you can get clear coat for like 4 bucks at any hardware store). Now tape al around the circle and spray it with 1-2 coats letting it dry in between.

Step 5: Done!

Remove tape and inspect. If you are satisfied then your done! If not satsified...sorry! Im not sure if you can remove clear coat!

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    gotta do this but with an USSR hammer and oz(<-- this is how it's called? in spanish it's) :D or maybe an Applesque pear :D

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    10 years ago on Step 5

    haha mint m8 in england if you order something stupid from mcdonalds you get a 'special order' sticker i got two and stuck them on my converse they looked well goo!! until y mum chucked them out!!

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    10 years ago on Step 4

    Won't this make the surface really shiny? Im planning to do this with my trucker hat!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Cool idea but in my mind i think the logo is the best part of the shoe... just my opion but its a really good idea... i do some crazy stuff with my chuck's im tryin 2 use adhisive spary and tin foil 2 mine... O_o


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Sweet! I wore Chucks for years, and wish I'd had the sense to do this to the logo. Looks awesome, and the clearcoat is a smart touch.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    My sister got bored of her white Chucks, so I bought her a load of fabric paints and she went crazy with a mural (she's a pretty good artist). They lasted surprisingly long, too. I wouldn't do this with mine though, I have brown ones with a suede patch.


    yeah i wanna buy some white one and draw on them, but you cant really clear coat the whole thing. But i donno. I may find another way to make em last.


    Actually they had this promotion outside of the store where i bought my converse. They would paint your chucks for free. It was a long time ago, but I think they were using regular fabric paint that you use a brush with. The design lasted until I outgrew my shoes without fading too much. It lasted even when I fell in a lake (don't ask its a long story).


    haha my design was my name in graffiti writing. Uh I don't really remember all that well how I fell in the lake, but I was balancing on some algae covered cement on the edge of the lake trying to unsnag my fishing line and I slipped in. That lake was really foul and disgusting too, it was not a good experience.