Painting a leather coat


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I bought a vintage leather trench coat for a costume. The color is entirely wrong but it is otherwise good. It is darker than the color needed, but in this style, everything will be dark. I couldn't find anything similar, in any size, that was lighter and could be dyed. I have seen leather paint, but was unsure if it could be used in large amounts or if it was inconsistent and only good for details. Has anyone tried?


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There is two ways :p

Acrylic (acrylic hold wells to leather)

Inking should give better & durable results, but it's the hardest way !


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I see this is an old post and I don't know if you ever got this project worked out, but the best method to re color leather is Meltonian Nu-Life color spray. It is designed for leather, vinyl and plastic. It comes in a variety of colors and is especially good for changing color on leather items. I've used it for changing boot color from black to brown, so going to a lighter color shouldn't be a problem. This stuff has been around for many decades. My mother used it in the 1960's when she had a pair of shoes she had to match to a specific stage dress.:D Sometimes your parents do teach you something useful.:lol
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