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« on: January 19, 2008 03:32:15 PM »

what kind of paint do you use on converse? 
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008 11:50:40 PM »

I use[d] Jacquard Textile Paint.

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tali_llama
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008 06:32:05 PM »

acrylic stays on pretty good.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008 01:45:11 AM »

Acrylic works well, make sure no matter what you use, seal it after!
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008 11:34:06 AM »

I have a question also-
if I paint a pair of jeans colored converse with red acrylic paint, I must use a sealer? I wanna make this pair this weekend and all the stores are closed. besides, I don't know what's the name of that thing in my country.
what'll happen if I don't?

and another question- how many layers of the paint?

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008 09:12:47 PM »

For clothing, I would stick with fabric paints.  They're specially designed for cloth.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008 08:03:30 AM »

I had the perfect opportunity this week to test my painted shoes in almost all conditions. I'd painted owls on black canvas shoes with Tulip fabric paint and then sprayed ScotchGard over the painted parts of the shoes (I have a topic up on the completed projects section). Since my boyfriend hadn't seen them yet I wore them the last time I saw him, which was on Tuesday. Anyway, I didn't realize it was going to rain that day or exactly what we were going to end up doing, or else I probably wouldn't have worn them. It rained a little and I walked in it without ruining the shoes. Then we decided to take a walk on the nature trails near my house. As most nature trails go, this one was unpaved and muddy in areas. I did avoid walking in puddles and dog poo (people are so inconsiderate sometimes) so I can't say that the shoes would have survived either of those accidents. Anyway, since it had just rained a little bit, the ground and the grass was wet and stuck to my shoes. We climbed up this really steep incline where he had to practically pull me up once because I almost lost my balance, and I got my shoes thoroughly dirty (but not muddy) and thought they were done for.

I got home and let them dry overnight and cleaned them off with water and a toothbrush the next morning and they look perfectly fine. Of course, there's still a little bit of dirt on the sides but it's hardly noticeable and I wouldn't call them ruined in any way. The most important part is that the painted parts of the shoes ended up looking as good as new after I brushed the dirt off of them. So, that is how well the Tulip fabric paint and Scotchgard work on canvas shoes (meaning your Converse, too).


Oh, and to answer the other question, just paint until you can't see the color of the shoe anymore. Sometimes you'll have to paint some more because the paint will soak in and look faded, but you should be able to tell when you've put enough paint on your shoes... Just be sure to plug up the shoe with paper towels or news paper before you paint so it doesn't seep in and dye your socks/feet when you're wearing them.
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