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Learn what you can and can't do with Angelus paints. How to properly use Angelus paint for all different projects with shoes, leather, denim, canvas, and more.

Quick Guide for using Angelus Paint

Here is a quick guide of how to use Angelus paint properly on multiple surfaces. The painting process is usually the same but the prep or additives may change depending on the material. Leather - Shoes, Sneakers, Clothing, Furniture, and More. Canvas

What can Angelus Paint be used on?

Angelus Paint can be used on any leather surface, as well as many other surfaces as long as they are prepped properly. Some of these other surfaces include: Canvas, Fabrics, Mesh, & more!. Angelus Paint is not recommended for use on the very bottoms

How does Angelus Paint differ from other paints?

Angelus Paints are designed to breathe new life into various surfaces, including leather, vinyl, patent leather, canvas, and more. With the proper preparation—cleaning and prepping the surface to remove any impurities—these paints adhere beautifully,

What paint should I use for ___?

Angelus Paints can be used on any type of shoe or leather item from shoes, sneakers, boots, sofas, couches, denim, canvas, and more. With the proper preparation it can adhere to any surface.

What kind of paint brush should I use?

We offer high quality Angelus Paint Brushes that can be found here. Any other high quality synthetic brushes made for acrylic paints will also work great.

Can Angelus Paint be mixed?

Yes, all of our paints are formulated to be mixed very easily. This gives you full control to create thousands of color varieties on your own. Recommended items include: Mixing Jars & Eye Droppers.

How do I prevent brush strokes?

To prevent brush strokes make sure to use a clean quality paintbrush and apply long light coats spreading the applied paint thoroughly along the shoe evenly. A heat gun or blow dryer can be used to actually speed drying and level the paint as well.

Will this paint work with my airbrush?

Yes, Angelus Paints will work in an airbrush if the airbrush has a needle over .5mm. No thinning is necessary as long as it is the proper size. If your needle is smaller than 0.5mm (ie 0.35mm or 0.1mm) we recommended mixing our product 2-thin into th

Should I be using an airbrush or a paintbrush?

Although airbrushing may seem like the best choice to many, paint brushing is a very good option in many circumstances such as minimal areas and detail work. Preference would be solely up to you in this case.

How do I thin the paint?

In order to thin Angelus Paints you would need to add Angelus 2-Thin. Depending on how thin you want the paint determines how much 2-Thin to add.

How do I prevent the paint from cracking?

To help prevent cracking, ensure the surface has been prepped properly using Angelus Leather Preparer & Deglazer. Aside from proper prep, applying the paint in thin coats will also help to prevent cracking.

How can I protect the paint from scuffs/scratches?

The paint is naturally abrasion resistant to a point but to protect from extra scuffs and scratches be sure to apply Angelus 4-coat to your work when done.

Why is my paint tacky/sticky?

Please make sure that your layers are fully dry between layers. If not, the tackiness may occur if the layers have not cured. The tacky feel should go away over time. On FAUX leather surfaces, it tends to stay longer. We recommend a very light sandin

How do I dull the paint?

In order to dull down paint you need to add Angelus Duller to the paint. Only 5-10% of duller is needed and recommended. Once done with painting you can also add scuff protection and change the sheen using Angelus 4-Coat.

How do I shine/gloss the paint?

In order to obtain a glossy effect while adding protection on project you can apply Angelus 4-Coat High Gloss. Apply 2-3 light coats when project is completely dry.

How do I make glow in the dark paint?

To achieve glow in the dark paint you would mix glow in the dark pigment (we do not carry this product) with Angelus Neutral paint. Once mixed thoroughly apply to prepared surface.

Will this paint work on the soles of my shoes?

Although Angelus paint can be applied to soles of shoes, it is not guaranteed to hold up. Therefore it is not recommended to paint on soles. If done so, apply some type of Sole-Protector to preserve the painted bottom.

How do I paint the mesh such as sockliners, laces, or tongue?

In order to paint sock liner or any mesh/nylon areas we recommend mixing Angelus paints with Angelus 2-Soft. Mixing Angelus Paint with 2-Soft in a 1:1 ratio will give the best results. The fabric/mesh will need to be heat-set after the paint has drie

How do I paint laces?

In order to paint/dye laces you need a fabric medium, like our 2-Soft, mixed with Angelus Paints with a 1:1 ratio. Be sure to heat dry the laces after applying the mix.

What is the difference between "Flat" paints and regular paints?

The difference between "flat" paints and regular is quite simple, regular paints provide a gloss like finish where Flat paints are matte and have no shine.

How long should I let the paint dry for?

Paint takes about 15-30 minutes to dry in between layers. After job is done it would take about a day to fully air dry. Same as a car that is painted, you wouldn't want to drive it right off the lot immediately after its done.

How do I use Angelus Neon Paints?

After your surface is properly prepped (see Prep section) we always recommend laying down 1-2 base coats of a standard color paint (not a neon, pearlescent, metallic, etc.) which is close to the color of Neon paint that you will be using. After your

What is the shelf life of the paint?

Angelus paints can last up to 3 years of stored properly in room temperature after opening the bottle.

Do you have the paint matched to ____ shoes?

Angelus Paints carries a vast assortment of matched colors to several of todays most coveted shoes. You can find those colors in the Collectors Edition. If you want some help getting closer to a certain color we do not have we do have customer suppor

Will your "Walk On" paints work on the soles of my sneakers?

Walk on Paints are made for leather heels and solid soled loafers BUT are not meant to apply on the soles of sneakers or any other shoes. It will not hold and eventually wears off.

How much Angelus paint do I need?

Here is a baseline idea for how much paint may be needed for a project:. 1 oz. of Angelus Paint:. 2-3 pairs of entire shoes. 1  small to medium handbag. Touch up an entire couch. 4 oz. of Angelus Paint:. 1 large handbag or purse. 6-12 pairs of shoes.

Where can I find a color chart?

Click here to see all of our colors charts!

Can you make ___ custom color paint?

At this time, Angelus Direct does not offer custom color paints. However, we take pride in providing a wide range of over 135+ vibrant colors for you to choose from. Our diverse palette ensures that you can find or create almost any color you envisio

Should I add a base color for ___ paint?

When determining whether a specific color requires a base coat, here's a general guideline: a base coat is recommended for lighter colors and paints with metallic, neon, or pearl pigments. This base coat should be a similar (like) color or just use w

Will ___ Paint match ___ item? (Shoes, Bags, Couch etc)

When matching a specific color with an item, it's important to note that only our Collector Edition paints are precisely matched to certain limited sneakers, ensuring a close color match. Any other paints we offer, even if their names might seem simi

Can I Paint Hockey Pads?

Certainly! Painting hockey pads are a great way to give them a fresh look, whether you're changing team colors or simply revitalizing an older set. However, to ensure the best results and durability, especially considering the wear and tear hockey pa

Can I Paint Metal?

When customizing leather items with Angelus Direct products, it's important to understand that while our paints are optimized for flexibility and durability on leather and similar materials, they are not suitable for metal parts. If you're looking to

How do I get paint out of canvas or denim?

If you've accidentally gotten paint on canvas or denim, it's important to know that once the paint has soaked into the fabric, it's pretty much there to stay. These materials absorb paint, making it difficult to remove completely once it's dried. How

Do you have color swatches?

Yes, we do provide color swatches! Under each color option on our website, you'll find a color swatch that gives a good representation of the actual color. These swatches are designed to help you match an existing color as closely as possible. If you

Can I paint rubber?

Painting on rubber might seem fun because it looks good at first. But rubber is made to keep things like paint from sticking to it well. That's why you don't see painted tires or other rubber stuff. Even though our paint can stick to rubber and look

Is Angelus paint pet safe?

Angelus paint is specially formulated for use on a wide range of materials, including leather and fabrics, and is renowned for its durability and vibrant colors. It is widely used for dog/cat leashes and collars worldwide. However, regarding its pet

Is the acrylic paint waterproof?

Angelus Leather Acrylic Paints are known for their durability and high-quality finish on leather surfaces. Once dry, they are waterproof.