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05 Jan 2011 - 15:5647769
Painting shoes/ rubber/ leather
I've always had issues with paint chipping off shoes, in particular the soles. I first looked into using a sealant but it's hard to find one that will work on rubber and similar materials without leaving a shine.

So I was wondering if perhaps I should try the approach of using a different type of paint. I've been using acrylics which doesn't withstand a lot of wear and tear, particularly on soles of shoes as walking just scrapes it off. I use Hammerite metal paint when painting on metal but do you think this could be used safely on rubber/leather/pvc and other materials? Or how about the type of paint used for home decorating? I assume it would be stronger than acrylic. Someone on Cosplay.com even mentioned painting their soles with tyre paint used on car wheels 0_o But I assume this only comes in black and I don't know how easy it is to get.

Any suggestions?


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05 Jan 2011 - 16:0247770
Well if the shoes are leather I have learnt that the only spray that cuts it for me is Nu-Life leather spray paint. I use it with superhero boots that require it. the spray itself is pretty good on things like faux leather as well. catch 22 is you can only get it off ebay as its american but if you want that really pro look and if you want it to stay use Nu-Life it comes in all colours as well.

theres a link if your intrested.
http://cgi.ebay.com/MELTONIAN-NU-LIFE-COLOR-SPRAY-4-5-OZ-/150419433816?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item68c647a666

as for rubber spray, pretty much the same deal, if we had a wall mart in england I would say go get the proper rubber spray designed for it but it would be an internet job as well

Hope this helps.


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05 Jan 2011 - 16:0847771
That leather spray is helpful for when I can't find boots/ shoes the right shade of colour, thanks =)


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05 Jan 2011 - 16:1147772
For leather you could use leather dyes. http://www.leprevo.co.uk/dyes.htm Obviously choose the colour your base shoes carefully so you don't end up trying to dye black shoes yellow!

For other materials, I haven't tried this myself but I think flexible vinyl paints like this one might be worth a test.


05 Jan 2011 - 16:3247773
Quote Pez:

For other materials, I haven't tried this myself but I think flexible vinyl paints like this one might be worth a test.


I might try that on soles, ta!


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05 Jan 2011 - 18:5747786
In the past I've use the tarrago leather paint which is amazing and comes in a million different colours. As for the rubber souls I've used liquid latex sealed with isoflex. Not sure how well this combo last in the long time but it survived well when I tried it hope that helps


07 Jan 2011 - 23:3347963
We had a bad experience with acrylic spray paint on rubber boots, so as a warning - don't try that! It left the boots tacky and they picked up all kinds of fluff as well as picking up the print from some newspaper O_o and sticking together.

I've had good experience with the Dylon shoe paints on leather, it seems to flex pretty well with the leather if you give it a decent buffing with the sanding sponge that comes with it (it gives the paint a better surface to adhere to). Rubber though - can't advise on that.


10 Jan 2011 - 20:4148130
I've heard good things about Plasti-Dip for use on both rubber gloves and gas masks, and as it seems to be able to withstand being stretched for someone to actually wear it over their head I'd think it'd be fairly durable on shoes also. They only have very basic colours, unfortunately.


16 Apr 2011 - 23:0754265
Does anybody have any experience using a brand of leather paint called Angelus? I've found some online for £10 a bottle, I just wanted to know if it was any good before buying it. I only need it for one pair of shoes, if anybody knows of a better idea for these please do let me know. A friend suggested I use shoe polish, but I thought that might not last very long? The shoes are leather (or faux-leather) and burgundy, I was hoping to make one black and one a little more red to use for a Harley Quinn costume.


29 Apr 2011 - 13:4855001
Bumping instead of starting a new thread!

So I have these shoes. They are the perfect design for a costume I'm working on, but they're completely the wrong colour (they need to be red - couldn't find an affordable pair that looked right anywhere). I'm debating whether to paint them or attempt to make shoe covers - I think painting would create a better look but I'm worried about them chipping or remaining sticky after painting. They're made from that stiff pseudo-leather stuff that's usually used for cheap shoes - does anyone have any experience with painting onto that stuff?

Pic for reference:



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01 May 2011 - 01:1455194
Quote Sillabub:
Bumping instead of starting a new thread!

So I have these shoes. They are the perfect design for a costume I'm working on, but they're completely the wrong colour (they need to be red - couldn't find an affordable pair that looked right anywhere). I'm debating whether to paint them or attempt to make shoe covers - I think painting would create a better look but I'm worried about them chipping or remaining sticky after painting. They're made from that stiff pseudo-leather stuff that's usually used for cheap shoes - does anyone have any experience with painting onto that stuff?


http://www.dylon.co.uk/products/shoe-products/shoe-and-accessories-colour/

This is the shoe paint I mentioned earlier in the thread - it works fine on imitation leather as well as normal leather. I've used it on imitation leather and it came out nicely, that would be my personal recommendation. They don't end up tacky at all and I've never had a problem with chipping.


01 May 2011 - 01:4555195
Cheers! I shall check it out


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