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marner1
« on: January 27, 2005 08:45:47 AM »

What do you use to prepare leather shoes or purses for paint"; and what type of paints should be used?  Also, what product should be used over the paints to preserve?  Thanks!!!  Undecided
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ellemm
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2005 09:28:42 PM »

does anyone know what sort of paint is best to use on leather?
i hope so!
thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2005 01:08:10 AM »

I use Jacquard Lumiere here is the link http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/lumiere/
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coccyx
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2005 09:05:07 AM »

Cova Color acrylics work beautifully on leather and fabrics.  Just paint them on, then finish up with a sheen product to seal it in and make it look a little shinier.  I've also had good luck with the cheap acrylics you can find at places like Wal-Mart for painting on leather for non-wearables.  The cheaper acrylics tend to chip, but if you seal it with something, it might not be as bad.

Cova Colors and Super Sheen are available at Tandy Leather

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danajill
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2005 08:31:17 PM »

http://www.ehow.com/how_15424_paint-leather.html


that explains a lot,personally i only painted a sparrow once on a leather purse...i used acrylic and i never lacquered it or whatever...it held up...also i dont know if "leather bleach" is necessary (i try not to use things i dont already have!)
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ellemm
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2005 06:27:20 PM »

thanks so much guys Smiley
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the_naked_doll
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2009 07:53:49 AM »

On a soft leather coat (not the hard leather, the buttery soft kind) I have used the cheapy wal-mart colors and they never chipped. I'm not going to guarantee anything, but I thought I would share the story.  (I painted this HUGE white mermaid on a old school nineties-style leather coat.)

Also, on another board that I just clicked off of and can't find the link to, someone painted a pair of adidas shoes and to prep the leather she used extra strength nail polish remover.
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