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Unread 04-14-2017, 10:11 PM   #1
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Painting cloth shoes?

I'm looking to replace some knee-high canvas shoes I had for a casual Flash cosplay. They were damaged and I had to throw them out.

I previously bought a pair in white and spray painted them bright yellow with a fabric paint. I was hoping to buy the same ones I bought before but they're not available in white. Most of the colors they have available are pretty dark.

Does anyone have any experience painting dark shoes a bright color? What brand of paint would you recommend? Thanks a bunch!
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Unread 04-15-2017, 06:35 AM   #2
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Paint white first, maybe even two coats, then your color. Yes, it will be stiffer than if you only painted one coat but so long as you use fabric paints it'll still work.
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I recently painted my Sailor Neptune shoes (which I found originally black at a thrift store for burger money) a pretty green ... I had a bad experience previously coloring shoes using fabric paint, so I tried acryllic paint and I thought it was a lot better.
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Fabric paint is acrylic paint, with a special additive to keep it flexible once dry. Yes, there are good and bad paints in all price ranges, and of all types.

A Liquitex opaque acrylic is going to be significantly better than a Walmart house brand fabric paint, even without the additive (which you can buy Fabric Medium and mix it in yourself) but this is also reflected in the price.
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Fabric paint is acrylic paint, with a special additive to keep it flexible once dry. Yes, there are good and bad paints in all price ranges, and of all types.

A Liquitex opaque acrylic is going to be significantly better than a Walmart house brand fabric paint, even without the additive (which you can buy Fabric Medium and mix it in yourself) but this is also reflected in the price.
I bought similar paints actually, the same brand which was possibly the best we had there. I think my problem is my feet are large and it stretches and looks bad.
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