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Hello all: I am currently working on a DIY project that has been troubling me for a while now. My objective is to take two individual strips of leather and glue them together, and give the outside layer a glossy surface finish, creating a full wrist sized bracelet that is supposed to be sewn onto the cuff of a normal hoodie. The leather is supposed to be sewn onto the hoodie permanently and never removed. Meaning the leather strip applied will need to be 100% waterproof. for 20+ years. Essentially no coatings or chemicals made for leather are both 100% waterproof and durable enough to protect the leather of consistent water abused when laundry is done biweekly on average. so in conclusion I have turned to the Liquid Latex solution that is used for making stretchy clothes, and never breaking. my question is A) has anyone used liquid latex on leather that was painted with acrylic paint, and then once the latex dried with a glossy finish, you bent and manipulated the leather and saw the paint crack beneath the sealed surface of liquid latex? B ) I want to clean the leather before painting it but i don't know if any chemicals will cause the latex to not stick to the leather, as i have seen posts on here of people using liquid latex specifically to protect areas of their leather and then peel the liquid latex off of the leather surface afterwards, I'm hoping to apply a few coats of this stuff, and once dried I hope god himself cant pry it off of the leather. does anyone know if it works well or not? C ) I have noticed some different brands of latex around and i didn't know which one would work best on leather. any recommendations? D ) If I end up applying the latex to the rubber and it works great I don't know if I should puncture the seal and sew the leather strip to my sweater afterwards, or possibly glue the leather together, paint it, sew it to the sweater. then tape off the part of the sleeve i don't want the latex touching, and then the coat the leather so the sewing thread stays in place and is protected. thank you for all the help it means a lot as i have no clue what I'm doing thus far, thanks! I attached photos of the project below.
Cassie00 posted a topic in Getting StartedHey y’all!! I’m looking to start a horse tack painting business, and I can’t find much information on the painting part specifically for tack. I don’t want to make my own tack, I just want to buy it wholesale and paint it. I know I need leather paint, the tack needs to already be tooled and all that, but what else do I need to know? Somebody mentioned today at my work that I couldn’t paint already made tack because it was oiled? Is that true? If it is, is there something I can do about it or somewhere I can buy already tooled tack that hasn’t been oiled? All I can find is tack blanks that haven’t been tooled and haven’t been made into the whole piece yet.I painted a tooled belt using regular acrylic paint and have worn it almost daily for a couple months, it it still looks great other than where the buckle holes are. Any help I can get would be great! Thank y’all in advance!!
I recently received a little bit from SS, no where what I should have. I've got a lot of projects to get finished up. Bottom line is I can't afford the stuff from the leather stores. Amazon has a 18 color, 2 oz bottles for about the same as 2 bottles from the leather store. The Brand is Apple Barrel. As long as it's acrylic paint I WANT to assume that it will work. I know it will probably need thinned a bit, which is good it last longer. And I want to do some fading anyways. Everything will get covered with several coats of Super Sheen. I finished one the knife sheaths with poster paints and super sheen melted the paint. What a mess. Any help (or donations) is welcome. Thank You Kindly, John
Leather edge treatment, edging paint.
PhillyRock posted a topic in Leather and LaceIf this is the wrong section for this, PLEASE let me know. I looked around in other areas and didn't find anything similar. Lot of Water based edge treatment. Includes colors to mix EVERY color you may ever need. Base colors included are: Light brown, Dark brown, Blue (black and green based), Orange, Yellow, Red, Steel blue, Wine/Merlot, Clear, White, Grey, Aluminum, Green, Ocean blue, Tan/Beige This is a water based edge treatment, add a little to thin it out or set the bottle in warm water (with cap off) to thicken it up. This is a very forgiving edge paint. Directions: Apply liberally but evenly, let dry then sand with 280 grit, wipe clean and apply again for a smooth finish. Photos are included to show you just how smooth your edges can be with very little effort. Asking $50 for the entire lot including shipping. ($250-$280 when bought new)
Finisher on top of Angelus paint?
Wossname posted a topic in How Do I Do That?I recently made a plague doctor mask in 3/4 vegtan and painted it with several coats of Angelus white paint. I see that Angelus makes its own finishers (I'm eyeing the satin), but was curious if folks have their own favorite to use? This is my first painted piece; I'm used to dyeing stuff. This is a costume piece that will be worn indoors, and mainly needs to be protected from convention wear-and-tear. It doesn't have to stay pristine, but I don't want it to get prematurely dinged up, either. Photo included, with bonus cat (his name is Dexter and he is my "assistant").
Painting on leather jackets
HanTark posted a topic in Leatherwork ConversationHey guys, Curious what paint is best used for painting on leather jackets. I have a client who wants me to do this and I've never done it before.... Thanks!
How well does acrylic leather paint wear?
maritimemoose posted a topic in How Do I Do That?Hello folks! I've occasionally used acrylic leather paints, usually for small accenting. I would like to do a bit more, however I am concerned that no matter how well it's been applied and sealed that it will not simply last long on an item that will see a lot of wear like belts, wallets and purses. I've seen some mind blowing leather work out there with whole purse flaps hand painted and always wondered how they fare down the road. I would hate spend extra time (that could be used painting dye on by hand) and charge more for a hand painted piece that will start to wear off in a year, and I'm sure a customer would not be happy with a 400 dollar purse flaking within a year. Does anyone out their that professionally specializes in using acrylic leather paints have any advice or links? Thanks for your time! Cheers