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Unread 02-10-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Painting boots??

Hey everyone. This year I was able to convince a bunch of friends to come to a con with me, we are going as batman villains. One of my friends is going as poision ivy but can't find any green thigh high boots, she asked me about painting a pair of black ones green, but I've never tried. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Unread 02-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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i wouldnt go from black to green but white to green and it depends on the material
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I agree that white to green would be easier and smoother. Any suggestions for paint for any materials? I'm not sure what hers are made out of.
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the material is the big factor, is it leather or pleather or those gogo boot material plastics? you can usually tell by feeling them...

if its leather or pleather:http://turtlefeathers.net/text/angelus/paint.html
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I've painted black boots blue before with no problems. It's all dependent on how many layers of paint it'll take. You've got a few choices really. You can use acrylic paints (which is what I did), use the aforementioned Angelus paint or you can buy Meltonian Nu-Life Color Spray. We used the last in theatre to paint shoes all the time. You will need to prep the boots by rubbing them down with rubbing alcohol to remove the finish on them so the paint will stick.

You will need to do touch ups no matter what you use though, so keep that in mind. We used to respray shoes every week at the theatre.
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Perfect! Thank you all so much. I think this can work, and they are pleather so thanks again for all the advice.
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