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Topic: what type of paint should you use for leather?  (Read 429 times)
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« on: March 04, 2008 01:11:18 PM »

Hi everyone,
I have a leather case for my ipod, and I like it a lot, but it's black, and kinda boring. So i was thinking about painting it. I figured I could use nail polish remover to remove most of the finish, but then i was wondering if there's a specific type of paint I should use or not use to paint on the leather. I've never done anything like this, so any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008 02:05:19 PM »

I've painted on leather with both paint pens (the smelly kind) and acrylic paint, Liquitex- not craft acrylics. I did no surface prep except wiping it down with a damp cloth to make sure any surface dirt was removed. Ten years later the acrylic is crackled a bit but still intact, the paint pen looks great. Fabric medium for flex might have improved my paint stability over time.

I think wiping leather with acetone would do more harm than good, it might dry out the leather severely making it crack.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008 03:35:33 PM »

ok, thanks for the tips, i thought taking off the finish my help the paint adhere, but if you think it would harm it then I'll take your word for it
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