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Unread 02-02-2013, 09:37 AM   #1
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[HELP?] Spray painted my leather boots!

I got a pair of black "leather" cowgirl boots for my Yoko cosplay.
I wasn't really sure how to go about painting them white, but my friend had told
me she spray painted hers? So, I gave it a shot, I used regular spray paint and put at
least 4 layers on the boots. They still don't look very white.. and the paint is already chipping off in some places?


Should I have used a different time of spray paint? Or is there another method I should
go about?

I KNOW, I'M A NOOB. But help would be greatly appreciated... thanks.. (; ^ ; )/

(Before the 4th layer and chipping...)
http://i45.tinypic.com/10rln68.jpg
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Unread 02-02-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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Try using this instead

http://turtlefeathers.net/text/angelus/paint.html

:3 I used it for my Tomoe Mami boots.
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Try using this instead

http://turtlefeathers.net/text/angelus/paint.html

:3 I used it for my Tomoe Mami boots.

Thank you! I'll give it a shot. ^-^
Do you possibly have a photo of the boots so I can see how it turned out?
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Thank you! I'll give it a shot. ^-^
Do you possibly have a photo of the boots so I can see how it turned out?
Sure thing!

http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/...i/DSCN1383.jpg

The yellow part is what's painted :3
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Unread 02-04-2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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Oh wow! That'll be really helpful for colouring over secondhand boots! Did you use the primer and sealer on yours?
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Unread 02-04-2013, 01:11 PM   #6
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Seconding the Angelus leather paints. The reason for the chipping is because regular sprau paint isn't mean to be applied to surfaces that are going to flex. Leather paint is, which is why it is better to use. With leather paint, you don't need to prime or seal, although using their sealer will help with the life of the paint on the leather.

From my experience, even after a good day of walking, if you even have any wear on the paint, it will be minimal. After an entire weekend in a pair of painted boots, the creases in the toe area needed a little touching up, but it wasn't bad. I did a lot of crouching and moving around in them, and I didn't seal the paint, so I wasn't surprised.

I don't have any close-ups of my painted boots, but here's a picture of them:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2962803/
I painted both the beige and the white (except for the the top white part, which is fabric).

I've since painted another pair of boots with the same stuff, and had equally good results. I've used it for painting leather belts too, when I needed different materials to match in color.

I have to warn you though - since you already spray painted the boots, the leather paint won't work as it should unless you get the spray paint off first. The leather paint needs to be applied directly onto the boot material, not on top of a layer of paint that is going to chip. Unfortunately, I'm not sure of the best way to remove spray paint from leather, but I'm sure there's a way. Hopefully someone else can chime in on that.
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Reviving this thread since I've been searching for some information on leather paint and this is the most I've found thus far!

I'm in the process of trying to make a spandex body/zentai suit into one that looks like leather/pleather instead of the stretchy matte texture the suit currently has. Would these Angelus paints work for this sort of thing? I'm going for jet black, so coloring shouldn't be a problem... I'm just curious as to how this paint would adhere to something like spandex.

I've also considered the spray-on pleather look that some automotive aerosol cans claim to provide, but again I'm not so sure how this'll work on spandex. Thanks for any and all advice available!
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Aineedyuu, have you considered making the body suit out of "wet look" spandex? It looks close to pleather (smooth surface). http://www.spandexhouse.com/products...id%20Colors%29

Leather paint just means it sticks to leather and flexes with it, I seriously doubt you want to use it on spandex. I've seen tutorials to get a textured look of leather on solid surfaces by layering paint colors, but depending on what blend of spandex you have, dyes might not take to it either.
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I'm going to revive this thread one last time..Does anyone know how those paints work on man-made leather? And if white paint from turtlefeathers, would cover up a black or dark brown boot well?
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