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Leather Studio Leather Paint FAQ

Leather Studio™ is not recommended for suede, patent leather, satin, cracked or waterproofed shoes and accessories.
Do not use Leather Studio™ paints on other items such as furniture, automobile seats, etc. Also if a vinyl surface feels sticky or spongy, Leather Studio™ paint may not adhere.
Never mix mediums or alcohol with Leather Studio™ paint as it will break down the paint and make it not as flexible.
Leather Studio paints can be thinned with water, however, too much water will compromise the paint’s adhesion properties.
Yes, Leather Studio™ paints work beautifully with stencils and even better with flexible, adhesive stencils. However, because the paint will dry as a film on the stencil, all stencils should be cleaned immediately while Leather Studio paints are wet with warm soapy water.
If Leather Studio™ paints have dried to the stencil, rubbing alcohol may assist in cleaning the stencil.
Yes, Leather Studio paints can be mixed with one another to create a new color or values of the same color.
To further protect your painted surface, you may polish the surface with a neutral shoe polish or any type of household furniture polish. Apply following manufacturer’s instructions.
Allow all Leather Studio painted project surfaces to dry at least 24 hours before using.
Completed and cured Leather Studio projects can be washed lightly wiping over the painted surface with a moistened cloth using mild soap and water.
Squeeze a small amount of Leather Studio™ paint onto a foam plate or disposable palette. Using a soft bristled paintbrush or foam brush, apply paint using long, smooth strokes applied in the same direction; starting along the edges. Work quickly and do not try to get perfect coverage with the first coat.
Overworking the strokes as the paint is drying will cause the strokes to drag pulling color off of the surface. Let paint dry for at least one hour or until it feels dry to the touch before applying additional coat(s).
When painting vinyl and leather surfaces with Leather Studio paints, a thin application of paint is best.
Clean all brushes and tools while paint is still wet with warm soapy water. Rinse well, reshape your brushes and allow to dry.
All surfaces, new or used should be thoroughly cleaned with soap and water. No need to totally immerse your vinyl or leather surface, simply moisten a cloth with warm water and mild soap; wipe over surface to clean removing all impurities. Allow to dry.
Leather Studio™ paint is very flexible and will bend, however, it is a product that is being applied over a flexible surface. In surface areas where a lot of flexing occurs, the leather or vinyl may begin to crack.
If this occurs simply bend back the cracking area and fill in with desired color of paint.
Some items may have a waxy finish or perhaps a surface ready to be upcycled may have a shoe polish build-up.
It is best to prepare these surfaces before painting with Leather Studio paints. Sanding the surface lightly with fine grit sandpaper will provide better adhesion for Leather Studio paints. Wipe sanded surface with a damp cloth to remove sanding residue. Another helpful hint when working with highly-polished finishes is to wipe the surface with a cotton swab damped with window cleaner; allow to dry.
Leather Studio™ is an acrylic-based craft paint that is designed to add color and design to most leather or vinyl surfaces.
When applied to these surfaces, Leather Studio paint creates a strong, yet flexible film.
All colors of Leather Studio™ paint are developed to cover any surface color. Most paint colors will cover in one to two applications.
A helpful hint: light paint colors work best over light surfaces; and dark paint colors over dark surfaces. When painting a light color over a dark surface, it is recommended to first basecoat with white paint for best results.
  • Leather Studio™ Premium, soft Taklon bristle paintbrushes
  • Leather Studio™ Foam brushes or teardrop sponges for basecoating
  • Foam plate or disposable palette
  • Paper towels, Cotton balls, Cotton swabs
  • Optional Supplies: Window Cleaner, Fine grit sandpaper, Neutral shoe polish or Furniture polish
Leather Studio™ paint can be applied to either brand new surfaces, or older used surfaces in need of an uplift!
Perfect leather or vinyl project surfaces include shoes, boots, purses, tote bags, vintage suitcases to name a few.
A Leather Studio painted project will be water resistant when cured, however, it is NOT waterproof.
Your Leather Studio painted project will be fully cured 48 hours after completion.

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