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22 Jun 2009 - 16:0516002
painting wellies
I'm a bit stuck! I have a pair of boots which are perfect except the colour. They are currently black but need to b dark brown, material wise they are very much like wellington boots.

Does anyone have any suggestions that wont flake?


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22 Jun 2009 - 16:5316003
So they're kind of rubbery, yeah?

I found this thread on coscom and they recommend using something that contains either latex or plastic. Maybe something that's designed for priming pipes or something? Homebase or B&Q would probably be your best bet.


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22 Jun 2009 - 17:0016005
I think someone suggested using Citadel (warhammer type stuff) paints from Games Workshop to paint shoes but I'm not sure. I'll have a hunt around and get back to you. Otherwise I would at least give them a bit of a sand first maybe to help the paint adhere but I'm not sure. Let me have a hunt ^__^


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23 Jun 2009 - 09:4416018
Quote Missytetra:
I think someone suggested using Citadel (warhammer type stuff) paints from Games Workshop to paint shoes but I'm not sure. I'll have a hunt around and get back to you. Otherwise I would at least give them a bit of a sand first maybe to help the paint adhere but I'm not sure. Let me have a hunt ^__^


that was probably me that suggested that. It works fine for leathery type shoes, but I've not tried it on rubbery shiny ones


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23 Jun 2009 - 16:3016033
Oh no, Ive had this problem too to make green wellys gold!

We tried acrylic paint because its plastic baised!
Didnt work

Tried a primer on it, then spray paint,
That also didnt work.

The only thing i could think would work would be sort of sticky vinyl covering? Like the sticker stuff you get get for your psp and ds's and that.
BUt i think you want only get in america?


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23 Jun 2009 - 21:2016052
I'm a guy that has had alot of problems with painting wellingtons. It became quite a saga too. I'm not what exactly you can use.

Don't use any spray paint. It won't work. It never actually dried properly when I tried it. Ended up doing to Expo in them as well. Not a good idea. The painted stained my bag, a tube train, my friend Zelos Wilder (her white trousers and white shoes got a nice red stripe on them), the floor of Cafe Manga and even my bedding. Those who know me know how much of a pain in the ass it was.

I paint I got came from an art shop so I could have been the wrong paint. Although trying to fix them using a primer didn't work either.

If you can find a label or something we could find out what could be used.


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23 Jun 2009 - 22:0016057
I know there are 'Tyre Black' type paints available for painting onto car tyres to make them look new again (find it in places like Halfords and car accessory shops) - which proves there are certain types of paint which will stick to rubber.. But finding it in brown might be a bit harder. ..I wonder if you could mix some ordinary medium brown paint into the 'Tyre Black' to turn it into a dark brown version. That might work.


24 Jun 2009 - 11:2316083
Quote Ice-climber:
I'm a guy that has had alot of problems with painting wellingtons. It became quite a saga too. I'm not what exactly you can use.

Don't use any spray paint. It won't work. It never actually dried properly when I tried it. Ended up doing to Expo in them as well. Not a good idea. The painted stained my bag, a tube train, my friend Zelos Wilder (her white trousers and white shoes got a nice red stripe on them), the floor of Cafe Manga and even my bedding. Those who know me know how much of a pain in the ass it was.

I paint I got came from an art shop so I could have been the wrong paint. Although trying to fix them using a primer didn't work either.

If you can find a label or something we could find out what could be used.



what type of spray paint did you use? after a bit more digging i've come across some latex/plastic based ones, did you try those?


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24 Jun 2009 - 12:0316085
Quote GunstarVixen:
Quote Ice-climber:
I'm a guy that has had alot of problems with painting wellingtons. It became quite a saga too. I'm not what exactly you can use.

Don't use any spray paint. It won't work. It never actually dried properly when I tried it. Ended up doing to Expo in them as well. Not a good idea. The painted stained my bag, a tube train, my friend Zelos Wilder (her white trousers and white shoes got a nice red stripe on them), the floor of Cafe Manga and even my bedding. Those who know me know how much of a pain in the ass it was.

I paint I got came from an art shop so I could have been the wrong paint. Although trying to fix them using a primer didn't work either.

If you can find a label or something we could find out what could be used.



what type of spray paint did you use? after a bit more digging i've come across some latex/plastic based ones, did you try those?


I used a brand called Marabu Do It Colorspray. It just says it's a 'satin matt resin lacquer'. Doesn't really say what it contains.


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24 Jun 2009 - 15:5916094
When we used spray paint it flaked, we hit the boots together and it all came off, it was quite pretty

I asked in BNQ and Halfords, but they looked at me as if i were mad :S
And just sent me to the primer again.
The boots were trying to do are gold! for the flash! opp.


There must be something out there!


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25 Jun 2009 - 20:5316170
paint them with acrylic and coat them with a thin layer of isoflex roofing primer.


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