Angelus Paints can be used to customize a wide variety of different products and materials, but depending on the material you're painting, you'll have to use some different techniques and products to ensure that paint job sticks.
To show you how to paint different materials using Angelus products, @sophiesophss to give you a few helpful tips.
Keep reading to learn some useful new tricks and make sure to check out the full video on our YouTube channel for a more detailed tutorial.
The first thing we're going to look at is how to paint plastic, and to do that, you're going to need some Angelus 2-Hard and your choice of Angelus paints.
2-Hard is a material that, when mixed with paint, allows the paint to adhere to non-porous surfaces such as plastic or glass.
Combine the 2-Hard and paint in a 50/50 ratio, then apply multiple coats to the plastic portions of the shoe. After allowing the paint to dry, the last thing to do is apply a layer of finisher to seal the paint in.
To paint midsoles, start by taping off the upper and the sole to prevent the paint from getting on unwanted areas.
Then, to prep the midsole, wipe down the area with a cotton swab and some Angelus Leather Preparer and Deglazer. This will help ensure the paint sticks to the surface.
Lastly, apply multiple coats of the color of your choice, let the paint dry, and apply your finisher.
What about painting soles?
First, it's important to note that you should never paint the rubber portion of the sole. That being said, you can paint translucent soles using Angelus Sole Bright and Angelus dye.
Combine the Sole Bright and dye in a 50/50 ratio and apply the mixture to the translucent parts of the sole. Then, just let the mixture dry.
Canvas and mesh, while different materials, can be painted using the same methods.
Start with a 50/50 mix of paint and Angelus 2-Soft. 2-Soft keeps the material soft and flexible so that it doesn't become stiff once the paint dries.
Apply multiple even coats and use a heat gun to set the paint. These steps will work for both canvas and mesh shoes and other products.
Lastly, let's take a look at how to paint leather.
Like always, start by prepping the surface with Leather Preparer and Deglazer. If you're starting with black leather and want to use a lighter color, start by applying a base coat of white paint. This will help the lighter color to show up vividly.
After the white base coat is dry, start applying the color you want to paint the shoe. After applying multiple layers and letting the paint dry, apply a layer of finisher to top things off.
Angelus paints can be used for much more than this. Be sure to check out the full tutorial to see some other great applications.