Paint on Leather Shoes, Old Hand Bags Or More For Very Special Holiday Gifts! Staff Pick of the Week: Angelus Leather Paints!
Each week, our art staff will pick an art supply to talk about, letting you know what the product does, why you'd want to have it in your supplies and what to think about when you purchase it. If you're curious to learn more about any art supply or product. Let us know by sending us an email at this link. We'll be sure to do a feature on it.
This week, our art staff pick is: ANGELUS LEATHER PAINTS!
What can you do with it, and how does it stand out?
This paint can be used to paint leather, shoes, canvas, and fabric. I think it's especially cool when used to rejuvenate items you may already own - like this leather bag I bought at a yard sale! It's advantage over typical acrylic paint is that it is self leveling - meaning the paint layer sits smoothly on the surface.
Any tips or techniques for using it? Likes/ dislikes?
I love the range of colors that these paints come in, and how smoothly they stay on leather. They pretty much come in all the colors of the rainbow, plus metallics and fluorescents!
To get started, I recommend prepping your surface with the 'Angelus Leather Preparer & Deglazer', which you can apply with cotton balls. This cleans the surface, helps remove factory finish if there is one, and allows the paint to adhere properly.
This paint works best in multiple thin coats, allowing the paint to dry in between coats. (Don't worry, since it's acrylic based it doesn't take too long!)
One tip for using: The paints come with a brush attached to the cap, which could be helpful for covering large surfaces - but I recommend getting another brush to use as it may be easier to hold, and give you more control over the amount of paint you're using.
Do we stock it regularly, or is it a special find?
Yes, we stock it all the time!
Link to buy it on our art supply site:
You can request it in a curbside pickup order by clicking this link.
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