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« on: December 03, 2006 11:52:06 AM »

I really want to paint some Converses I bought (plain white, but I'm in love with converse!!) I have a couple of bottles of paint that looks like this :



What do you think ? Thank you in advance !!
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2006 12:38:58 PM »

I've used that kind of paint (not that brand, but that kind) on shoes before, and it worked well.  Much of the "fabric paint" out there (like Scribbles) is acrylic paint packaged in a squirty type of bottle. 

BUT one time I decided to paint a pair of white Chucks black.  I'm glad I started with just the tongues.  By the time I was done with the tongues, they were so stiff that I knew I didn't want to continue with the rest of the shoes.  They would have been horribly uncomfortable--nasty-stiff and not breathable.  If I were to try all-over color again, I'd use a dye.  I'd use paint to put designs on the shoes, but I wouldn't coat them with paint.

My two cents.  I hope they help.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2006 07:24:05 PM »

Mixing acrylic paint with fabric medium would make it more fabric friendly and will eliminate the stiffness.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006 07:40:11 PM »

Mixing acrylic paint with fabric medium would make it more fabric friendly and will eliminate the stiffness.
I'll have to try that someday.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006 05:04:34 PM »

Thanks!  Grin I think i'll use the fabric medium and thanks Bigmouth for sharing your story about shoe tongue stiffness  Smiley because like, i'm gonna paint the hole shoe soooo I DON'T want any stiffness Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007 04:49:40 PM »

Is that dollar store paint? lol.
That's what I used. Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2007 10:00:10 AM »

If you are intending to paint the entire canvas shoe I would try "Simply Spray" fabric spray paint. 

http://www.fabricspraypaint.com/

I have used it on a variety of fabrics (cotton, canvas, even wool) and the results are remarkably flexible and pliable.  Since it is a spray it would also work for small stencils on a canvas shoe I would imagine.  It would not work well for intricate, small designs but should give decent coverage for larger areas.   

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