Let’s color a pair of shoes right now! Your canvas shoes can be transformed into any style you want by using a quick and easy process called shoe dying.
Let’s dye our shoes! They are a boring color, and we crave something new and custom. Fortunately, leather takes dyes well, producing a vivid, long-lasting change. This takes some time, but the end result will have a hand-painted appearance that vat or dip dyeing cannot match.
You can learn how to dye your shoes by reading this article.
Dye Your Shoes in Whatever Color You Like
Totally changing your canvas shoes with dye can sound intimidating. I understand, but I’m here to tell you that it’s actually very easy. In addition to having the power to completely alter your life, the dye also has the potential to one day save your shoes.
How to Dye Shoes?
In this section, we focus on how to dye your shoes wit Saphir Teinture Francaise. Everything you need to know about getting ready for coloring, coloring your shoes, and finishing them after coloring them is covered in the steps that follow.
- The shoes must first be completely stripped of all shoe polish. A product that does this perfectly is Saphir Renomat. Apply the Renomat with the included applicator cloth and rub it into the shoes. You’ll see that the cloth has been thoroughly covered in shoe polish from the shoes. Normally, this should be enough to apply and rub the entire shoe two or three times. You may need something stronger, like white spirit or nail polish remover, if you used darker colors or synthetic shoe polish.
- First, prepare all of your brushes and/or cotton clothes. Which brushes you require must be determined for yourself. We advise purchasing a smaller brush for the smaller details on your shoes and a larger brush for evenly applying the dye to the larger areas.
- Apply the Teinture Francaise in small amounts to test how well the dye is absorbed by the leather. From here, you can determine whether adding a little or a lot will be adequate. To achieve a rich and deep color, you’ll probably need to apply a few layers. On average, you need to do two applications. Ensure that the shoes are dried for at least an hour after applying a layer of dye.
- Seal the color of your shoes by using Saphir Pommadier cream polish. This way the color you just applied gets enhanced and gets a rich feel to it. Finish it off with a layer of Saphir Pate de Luxe to give your shoes a nice shine.
Please note that the guide above is completely based on our own findings whilst experimenting with different types of shoes. Results may differ based on the type of leather and shoes used.
How to Paint Sports Shoes?
The sneakers must first be cleaned before dying them. Then, it is advisable to cover the areas you do not want to be painted. To make painting the sneakers simple, newspapers are put inside the shoes. The patterns should be drawn with a crayon if it is going to be painted in a patterned model.
The best kind of paint to use when painting sneakers is acrylic. With finely detailed paintbrushes, painting can be done quickly and easily. The process is repeated three to four more times after the painting is finished, and it is anticipated that the paint will adhere to the shoes by then.
How to Dye Cloth Shoes?
Due to the construction of cloth shoes, no paint can be used to dye them. Usually, fabric dye is used to color them. The fabric paints can be applied with a brush and are very long-lasting. There are many different color choices.
Detail-oriented parts are painted first, then colored with a marker. Spray paint should be used to paint cloth shoes if only one color is to be applied. The shoes should be allowed to air dry after painting.
How to Paint Shoe Soles?
Although painting the soles of shoes may seem different to many people, it adds a unique and courageous air to the person. When painting the sole of the shoe, first clean the sole of the shoe with a clean cloth. After that, picture tape is applied to the shoe’s upper to shield it from paint smudges.
The sole of the shoe is primed in order to improve the paint’s ability to cling to the sole. The primer is applied evenly to the base using a brush. The primer is allowed to dry and the painting process begins. Beginning with paint chosen based on the base, it is painted.
When using shoe soles as canvas, acrylic paint is typically preferred. Angelus dyes are used for leather, while PlastiDip dyes are preferred for rubber soles. The shoes are allowed to dry after the dyeing process is complete. If there are unevenly dyed parts on the dried shoe, the dyeing process is repeated and left to dry again.
Fabric dyeing is the process of coloring textiles, such as cotton, silk, wool, or synthetic fabrics, using different types of dyes. Dyes can be applied to the fabric using various techniques, including immersion, dip-dyeing, tie-dyeing, and printing. Here, we have explored some fabrics that you can dye:
Final Thoughts: How to Dye Shoes?
If you look very closely, the bleach stains are still visible. But I love how much less obvious they are in person. I have been wearing my new dyed Toms everywhere and have had zero issues with the dye – that fixative really works!
The shoes become dirty if they are worn out over an extended period of time and the required maintenance is not done. But don’t worry, with this advice, you can dye your worn-out shoes.
Can I Dye Shoes Myself?
The shoes you plan to dye should be wet before being added to the dye bath. For a solid dye: Leave shoes in dyebath for 10 minutes up to one hour. Since nylon dyes more quickly and deeply than other fibers, less time is actually required in the dye bath. When the desired color is achieved, remove it from the dye bath.
How Can I Change the Color of My Shoes?
How Can I Change the Color of My Shoes?