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Unread 01-23-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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Good Turquoise Shoe Dye?

I'm currently working on finishing an Anti-Spiral Nia outfit, and I got a pair of (Fake) suede shoes of a very light beige color (Since I couldn't find a white pair) and needed to just dye them.

I ended up using a flebing's dye in turquoise, but...It came out a steel grey/blue color and not at all what I was wanting! I could put on another coat, but I run the risk of the shoes being too dark, although they will be more blue in color, but still not what I'm wanting.

I need something that will come out a bright and bold turquoise, and I have no idea where might be a good place to purchase some.

Reference color here --> http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...oftheStars.jpg
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Unread 01-23-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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Because the shoe is synthetic, you will probably not yield the results you want with a dye. A leather dye is not going to penetrate the polyester fibers and will only give you some surface staining, which it seems you've already discovered.

My advice would be to skip dye and paint the shoe with either floral spray paints or fabric paint. You might want to sponge it or dab it on rather than brushing, so that it works into the fibers rather than sitting on top of them.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 01:00 PM   #3
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I was JUST fixing to look into that! I hope Hobby Lobby has a turquoise fabric paint or I will be very sad.

Would it be okay to just paint over it with the fabric paint as it will cover the staining?
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Unread 01-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #4
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I use Angelus Leather Paint not that I have a place to order it for cheaper.
http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/10144517-AA.shtml

Here an example of my shoes going from bark brown to light pink.
http://www.warpaintandunicorns.com/2...-finisher.html

The nice thing about this paint is you can mix to what ever shade you need.
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