Asked by: Iban Gudde
asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th March, 2020

Can you color your shoes?

Dyeing shoes is one of our favorite transformations. That's because you can create something incredibly custom and unique. Whether it's a pair of shoes that you wish came in a specific color (and doesn't) or shoes you own that you are just sick of, use Rit to dye them to the color of your choosing.

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Just so, what kind of paint can you use on shoes?

Use leather or spray paint for leather or vinyl shoes. There are acrylic paints designed to adhere to leather products, including shoes. You can buy them at your local craft store. These paints go on with a brush for a smooth and lasting finish.

Furthermore, can you change the color of shoes with shoe polish? If you still love the style of those boots, you can use shoe polish to temporarily change the color to suit the season. Breathing new life into old leather boots takes a little time but will save you cash that you can use for other chic accessories.

Also question is, how do you permanently paint shoes?


  1. Remove shoe laces.
  2. Apply painter's tape to any areas you do not want the paint to cover (such as the edge of the soles).
  3. Prime the canvas areas you will be painting.
  4. Draw your design(s) on the shoes using an HB pencil.
  5. Fill in your designs with acrylic paint.

Can you change the color of leather shoes?

You can use this process on any leather shoes, boots or handbags (even leather belts) if you want to either rejuvenate or change the colour. Dye is different from leather paint (which sits on the surface), firstly, you can only dye darker than the original colour.

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