FAQ Catgories

PREP  
Using one of our Deglazers or Preparers is the safest way to prepare leather. Product can be applied by using a rag, sponge, applicator pads, cotton balls, or Q-tips. Wipe down the desired area and allow the product to completely dry. This will remove the factory paint/finish, leaving a clean surface that Paint or Dye will best adhere to.
In order to prepare patent leather you will need high grade sandpaper and adhesion promoter. Lightly sand down the patent with the sand paper. After giving it a even sand, you apply two to three even coats of adhesion promoter allowing the shoes to dry between coats.
In order to prepare vinyl you will need high grade sandpaper and adhesion promoter. Lightly sand down the vinyl with the sand paper. After giving it an even sand, you apply two to three even coats of adhesion promoter allowing the vinyl to dry between coats.
In order to prepare foams you will need high grade sandpaper and adhesion promoter. Lightly sand down the foams with the sand paper. After giving them an even sand, you apply two to three even coats of adhesion promoter allowing the foams to dry between coats.
When working on suede or nubuck, leather preparer is not needed nor recommended. You must make sure the material is cleaned thoroughly before any dye is applied.
Adhesion Promoter is a product (usually aerosol) that is used to allow paint to adhere to non-leather surfaces such as rubber, plastics and more.
Although Leather Preparer and Acetone can both be used for the same purpose, Acetone has much stronger chemicals which can harm or burn leather due. Leather Preparer is a safer alternative which will not harm leather when applying.

 
PAINT  
The essential way to apply the paint is by preparing the surface first then applying two to three light coats then applying two thick coats. Make sure that the surface fully dries between each coat.
To prevent brush strokes make sure to use a clean quality paintbrush and apply long light coats spreading the applied paint thoroughly along the shoe evenly.
To prevent cracking you must prepare the surface properly. Preparation is key in achieving quality results.
To protect from scuffs and scratches be sure to apply finisher to your work when done. Even light coats are preferred.
Paint can be tacky if you apply on a surface that isn’t prepped correctly or on fake leather.

 
DYE  
To protect from scuffs and scratches be sure to apply finisher to your work when done. Even light coats are preferred.
Leather Dye on suede will cause it to get stiff. If you do Suede Dye on Leather dye it may not be strong enough or full of enough pigment for you.
Yes you can mix dyes to make other colors but that can have adverse results. A normal color mixing like with paint can be very strange with dyes.
This is a matter of preference but we like with a paint brush or airbrush. The paintbrush will be ruined after application though.
To prevent the dye from bleeding you can brush it after it has dried and then use any of our Water & Stain Repellents on top to seal it in. Some people even mix acrylic finisher with water and airbrush it over to finalize it.

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