Shoe Antiquing - Page 23
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I originally contributed to this thread under a different UN when it first started. Since then I've had to create another account because I was inactive for about 2 yrs. And forgot my account information.
1. Stripped shoes using Angelus Deglazer. I didn't condition shoes as I should have. A step I skipped because I didn't have any leather conditioner.
2. Painted the shoes using Angelus leather shoe paint. Something different than dying. Three layers of dark mocha brown, 2 coats of medium blue two coats, and then two coats of Navy.
3. Polished dark mocha with Meltonian shoe cream. Navy in coats of Neutral coat of Meltonian.
4. Steps I will eventually get around to doing soon is conditioning the shoes. Then applying multiple layers of matching shoe creams and polish to achieve a nice shine.
5. Clean up blemishes and soles with sole polish.
6. Buff, buff, and buff.
Started off as a pair of Mezlan's in medium brown.
This is my first attempt at painting shoes. I have several other pairs that I will change colors. Practice makes perfect.
I welcome feedback, comments, and suggestions.
Tony I like the spectator look of the shoes. If you have other pairs you are attempting i would highly recommend getting into the dyes. they are a lot harder to work with and takes a lot more practise but the results will work out better over time. You will get a better shine out of dyes as they penatrate the leather, also you get a natural patina over time or through different polishes. The angelus paint basically acts like painting a canvas. Still the result came out great for a first attempt. keep it up.