How to {spray} paint shoes

Monday, December 5, 2011

So, I really wanted to title this post "you can spray paint anything," But I figured that is just a "Duh" comment. Any DIY'er knows you can seriously spray paint just about anything! I had this epiphany while I was shopping in my local Hardware store. I saw a can a spray paint that was specified for vinyl and I thought to myself "hey, I can spray paint my patent leather pumps with this!"  So.... that is exactly what I did!! I have never heard of anyone using this method but I figured I'd give it a shot. My shoes were wrecked, so no harm if it didn't work. Below you can see how bad of shape my Steve Madden's were in. They are my most comfortable heels, so they have many miles on 'em and thankfully many more miles to go! I am so very pleased with the results that,  A) I wanted to share it but, B) I'm gonna do it again. The next time I try this, I am going to get either a pink or blue can of paint to test out.

Let me know what you think?


Here are a couple before & after's. As you can see they were pretty torn up before.

I sure know how to wear the heck out of a pair of heels.... but I was able to mask the illusion :D

Now, here's how I did it:



I started by stuffing my shoes with plastic grocery bags. I then put masking tape over them to keep it all compacted.




This is the spray paint I used, notice it says for Vinyl... who says it won't work on patent leather?


I went outside with one my my puppy's potty pads (they have many uses) and proceeded to experiment.


Finally, I put on a few coats and it worked pretty darn well! Now, they're never going to look brand new, but if your not inspecting them with a microscope, you can't detect any imperfections.

P.S. I did this project a few weeks ago and they paint is still in place with not peeling! It was a success!!

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