If your leather shoes are scuffed or starting to look lackluster, consider investing in a leather paint set for touch-ups at home and on the go. The paint you choose should be flexible and resist fading, cracking, peeling or easily rubbing off the hide, especially if you want to get creative and personalize your shoes. With this in mind, we rounded up the best paint sets on the market to repair or customize your favorite pairs. Shop them all ahead.
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1. U.S. Art Supply Acrylic Leather Paint Set
This set includes 12 one-ounce, water-based acrylic colors for airbrushing leather, canvas and fabric shoes.
Pros: The colors are available in opaque, transparent, pearlized and fluorescent color types. The set also comes with a bottle of airbrush cleaner and reducer, an extender base and a handy color-mixing wheel.
Cons: You may have to shake it up quite a bit before using it.
2. Coconix Vinyl and Leather Repair Kit
This set comes with 10 paints, including seven common leather shades and three mixing hues.
Pros: It also comes with a mixing jar, applicator brush, spatula and backing fabric used to repair cracks and holes in leather. You also get a handy e-book and access to instructional videos with your purchase.
Cons: It may not be as effective on large tears.
3. Angelus Leather Paint
Available in over 25 individual shades, this option can be bought in a color to match every leather product.
Pros: The paint is water-based for easy mixing and cleanup. It shouldn’t peel or crack when properly prepped and applied. It also creates a waterproof seal on leather footwear when it dries.
Cons: If you need more than one shade, there is no bundle or kit option so you have to buy them separately.