Our leather dyes are the best known penetrating dyes on the market and can be used not only on leather but also on wood, paper, plastic materials and many other surfaces. Any light-colored plastic part will usually accept dye (the rule is you can go darker, not lighter), but you need to be aware that mixing colors won't always yield great results. The dyeing process typically takes approximately 15-30 minutes, but depending upon the type of plastic, it could take up to an hour. Use paints that are specifically formulated to adhere to plastics. There are several available on the market such as Krylon Fusion for Plastic®, Valspar® Plastic Spray Paint, and Rust-Oleum Specialty Paint For Plastic Spray. You can't dye vinyl because it is plastic. Leather dye is less like fabric dye and more like stain or paint. Prepping for Painting Plastic Surfaces Starting with a clean plastic surface enables the paint to better stick to the material without bumps, bubbling or peeling. You don't want to make gouges in the plastic or cause permanent damage, so use a fine-grit sandpaper and rub it over the surface gently.
Yes, you can, technically Anything plastic for the most part. But the problem is, you can't dye lighter than the darkest original color. for instance, Yellow can be dyed black, but black cannot be dyed yellow.
Rit Dye and Dylon Permanent Fabric Dye work in different ways and each have their own strengths. With Rit DyeMore Synthetic Fiber Dye you can now dye polyester, nylon, acrylic, rayon, and poly/cotton blends. You can find it with our other Rit liquid dyes.
Acrylic paint is perfect for using to paint faux leather. It is flexible, adheres well to faux leather and won't crack with movement. Yes, you can paint over leather. You'll need to use an acrylic paint made specially for leather, as the paint must be both flexible and enduring.
If you are having problems getting paint to seal to a leather surface, there are a few tricks that will help you achieve your goal. Add 1 oz. of leather bleach to 1 pt. Mix a solution of 1 part water-based acrylic paint and 1 part water. Apply undiluted water-based acrylic paint using a 2-inch paintbrush.
Prevent Acrylic Paint From Cracking On Shoes Properly prep the shoes. Properly prepping your shoes, in my opinion, is the most important step to prevent your shoes from cracking. Use paint designed for shoes. Allow each layer of paint enough time to dry completely. Apply a sealer to protect your shoes.
Leather paints are acrylic-based paints created specifically for work on leather and faux leather. Though you can also use standard acrylic paints from a craft store, leather paints are not much more expensive and are made to adhere to these types of materials without chipping, peeling, or cracking over time.