Of course when I want to try a product I don’t have a piece of furniture that would work for testing but what I did find was a pair of old worn leather boots. I thought this would be a good substitute. My reasoning being if this paint can stand up to the flexing of a boot without cracking then of course it would stand up to being sat on.
The best part is my daughter has wanted a pair of Junk Gypsy type boots with bright color on them. In particular turquoise and pink, so this project was a way for her to have what she wanted for about $225 less than what buying the JG boots would cost me. When she goes out of shoes every six months I don’t want to make that kind of shoe investment. Maybe after she stops growing but not now.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I opened the Angelus Leather Paint. Was it a dye? Was it a stain? Was it thick like latex? Would it smell? And of course the most important question would it crack?
My first impression when I opened it was good. The consistency was a thin paint. Not too watery but not too thick. One of the best parts for me was that it had no strong odor. I’m scent sensitive so this is always a big concern for me.
I did not use the Angelus Leather preparer since the boots I was painting were very worn and the leather didn’t feel like it had a protective coat on it and it wasn’t slick. The only preparation I did was clean the boots to ensure there wasn’t any loose dirt under the paint. I used a damp cloth for this and then let the boots dry thoroughly.