Jump to content

Recommended Posts

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 sleave i don't want thew 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.

 

0?ui=2&ik=323ee21eaa&attid=0.2&permmsgid=msg-a:r-4401618973812258658&th=1809ff35638294ca&view=fimg&fur=ip&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ-HEU4cf1GexJ4Db_OAuZNir1DdT_lgqsOTTlhMrs4moIZFZrepIWGlgb1TlSmEnFFZ07G_BUSpBQgwKrmNNESgIPFGa_fTxj3jHBfKGSqEdU9dZRQSaBQXSio&disp=emb&realattid=1809ff30273d81311e940?ui=2&ik=323ee21eaa&attid=0.4&permmsgid=msg-a:r-4401618973812258658&th=1809ff35638294ca&view=fimg&fur=ip&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ-kHOlinyy3g0ifvHO4v72FEk95SGA-Y3ZT5b3ZiDLYKrcgP5Ps3xnqwCyfm7IPdJCv_aFJr-xRkMnoQmNwlDL1PhwPNUqs74IONGlOxeAB2xHUF_P70nCsz_I&disp=emb&realattid=1809ff2c11c2bba5ed10?ui=2&ik=323ee21eaa&attid=0.3&permmsgid=msg-a:r-4401618973812258658&th=1809ff35638294ca&view=fimg&fur=ip&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ-W14sZns-2YYtczbOeRoROIrm0zAdLdCH9VoC2x4DgShCorOhwkvA2srlamK9B1Wr5S3fbX9foZH3Y4SdR7KCFyMzb9kt6DVpdRMe3gNaAVGukO55bxSojHR4&disp=emb&realattid=1809ff2d882b81180ec20?ui=2&ik=323ee21eaa&attid=0.5&permmsgid=msg-a:r-4401618973812258658&th=1809ff35638294ca&view=fimg&fur=ip&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ99b-XKIa67GjgH7fp1vRIgl2e2Gm1PtTKTNmt-2YrDXgzg1nBxV_HmhdBgrIJwGrM97uvyJsc4xW02_NopR0v0Jr9ggL_uyImMSRQI4eCH7nAf6Xvt0eoJVfU&disp=emb&realattid=1809ff2ebd26d675beb30?ui=2&ik=323ee21eaa&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-a:r-4401618973812258658&th=1809ff35638294ca&view=fimg&fur=ip&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ8X6CjutFnwp6oMaud0U4qx8IMZUP9XgXdEM2PvA25-DW1C_811B1s3bgT8OC7qvPUAmfaIXFbdAlRDRavA1yH_6aRr3PO76llmLiiqSFovlwTK9GcGmU7vy9s&disp=emb&realattid=1809ff3111722bd36ea5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From my experience, liquid latex will soak into the flesh side but will only remain on the surface of the grain side where it will peel off without too much effort

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got some stuff at Walmart called Shoe Goo. Clear latex, kinda like caulk. Designed to repair athletic shoes, rubber, canvas and leather. It will stick to leather. The thing I put it on has not come back for repair but it has only been gone 10 days. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Latex is water based. It’ll resist water for long periods of time, but not underwater for a long time. It’ll break down. It cleans up with water so… use pro resist. No need to soak it. Just put it on in coats with an airbrush. If you’ve ever used it when antiquing you’ll know it can resist some wet. Not submerged for long periods. Try a leather from a water based animal. Maybe beaver, I wanna know now. Pro resist. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Presumably the hoodie will have many washes during its lifetime which is another problem to overcome

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...