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« on: July 12, 2010 06:12:09 AM »

I am super, duper happy with this recon job.  Someone recently gave me a wallet that I really liked except for the color.  So a few coats of acrylic paint later, tada!

The paint went onto the leather so well.  It seem pretty durable and so far no cracks.  I don't want to put a finish on it til I see how it wears, since I prefer it matte and don't care for any shine at all.

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010 06:20:45 AM »

wow, what a difference!!!  I like it much better now too!!

coincidentally I just received a purse that is pretty ugly...maybe this would be a solution
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010 06:43:35 AM »

I used good ol' Apple Barrel paint from Walmart, 20404 Black.  It's like 2 bucks for an 8 ounce bottle that will be more than enough for a purse.  The leather just drank it up, in a good way.  Did not leave a single stroke mark in either coat.  I was amazed at how well it worked.  Makes me wanna dig through my closet and see what else I can paint black!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010 07:47:56 AM »

Instead of paint I wonder if you could use black shoe polish?
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010 08:23:54 AM »

I don't see why black shoe polish would not work.  It might need a few coats, but then so does paint. I tested the paint out first on an inside part, actually inside the edge of one of the CC slots, so it would not show if it didn't work but was the same material as the outside.  It dried very fast and didn't rub off at all, so I was good to go!  Good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010 04:54:45 PM »

Nifty, although I have to admit that I think I would have left it blue.

I'd be worried about using shoe polish that it would rub off, but maybe I'm just naive about the way shoe polish works.
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010 03:17:50 PM »

I was considering painting a leather bag of mine
and came here looking for advice and found your post!  Grin woohoo!
It's been a few months now... I'm curious, how is the paint holding up?
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