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  1. mandalore697's Avatar
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    Dec 5, 2006, 11:20 AM - Paint for shoes/leather? #1

    How can I paint some boots/shoes so that the paint won't crack? Is there a specific kind of paint for footwear/leather?

    Thanks

    Dan
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    Dec 5, 2006, 12:17 PM - Re: Paint for shoes/leather? #2

    Go to Tandyleather. They have paints specifically for leather.
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    Jan 19, 2007, 12:53 AM - Re: Paint for shoes/leather? #3

    use a leather deglazer first to remove the sheen. It's mostly acetone but I've never tried using pure acetone. There are a few different brands of leather paint. Nu-life is one. Spray the boots in several very fine layers. It usually takes 1 1/2 cans to cover a pair of boots. I've painted several boots for folks both TK and Zam. The original tk boots were black painted white.

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