How do you paint sole without chipping

3
10
Joined Feb 11, 2016
Hey,
I painted a pair of Jordan's and a pair of Huaraches. I just used angelus leather paint and the finisher. The paint chipped off on the side of the sole & mid sole. What paint should I be using or what can I do different? I have googled this but can't find an answer and the tutorials I watched seemed to be doing same as me... Any help much appreciated!
 
4
10
Joined Feb 9, 2015
i used paint for rubber boats

on jordan 1.....

other thing  that was better then angelus was plastdip....great stuf ....

only midsole... 
 
4,598
3,975
Joined Sep 3, 2014
From what i've seen it depends on the type of midsole that's on the shoe. Based on my experiences foam based midsole's will adhere better to paint than phylon based midsoles. I did a black and gold custom on a pair of all white huraches. I painted the midsole black and after a couple wears the paint still holds up. 
 

selfmade__89

formerly selfmadeapparel
492
446
Joined Jan 31, 2008
The ONLY paint that works on midsoles are RALEIGH RESTORATIONS "Scratch Resistant Sealer", note*** this is only for use on midsoles of rubber or other parts of the shoe that are rubber i.e heel guard, lace-strap,etc. Very easy to apply, about 15 layers of paint then sealer and IF EXECUTED PERFECTLY you can even attempt to scratch the paint of with something sharp like a knife.

As for the SOLES of shoes, most paint will come off due to ABRASION of contacting the ground. The product from ANGELUS 'WALK ON RED/ or BLACK" is designed specifically for high heel soles but can also be used for sneakers. Another alternative is to buy "sole protectors" and put them on after you have painted the soles.

Hope this helps
 
6
0
Joined Jan 27, 2020
Yeah I use Rally Restorations Scratch Sealer, I used it exactly how he tells you to do it in the one video on YouTube and paint still cracked and I’m not talking about paint cracking after a little while I’m talking as in I put the sneakers on and they lasted half a day of normal walking. Think I had put 8 coats on...
 

selfmade__89

formerly selfmadeapparel
492
446
Joined Jan 31, 2008
Yeah I use Rally Restorations Scratch Sealer, I used it exactly how he tells you to do it in the one video on YouTube and paint still cracked and I’m not talking about paint cracking after a little while I’m talking as in I put the sneakers on and they lasted half a day of normal walking. Think I had put 8 coats on...
it could be the adhesion or how the paint is sticking to the midsole, are you using any adhesion promotor?
 
Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks some useful and important features of our website. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker or head over to our upgrade page to donate for an ad-free experience Upgrade now