Frequently asked questions about the use of Angelus paint

What can I use Angelus leather paint on?

Angelus leather paint can be used on any leather surface, but also on many other surfaces, such as canvas, textile and mesh! Always make sure that you prepare the surface well.

Angelus leather paint is not recommended for use on the soles of your shoes, as the paint will wear off once you start walking.

You can use it on midsoles (Jordan 3s, Jordan 4s). On sturdier midsoles, Angelus leather paint is not the best option (Converse, Vans, Jordan 1's, Air Force 1's, etc.).

Not recommended for outsoles of shoes.

How much paint do I need?

Based on experience, we can roughly apply the following yardsticks.

Please note, however, that this depends on several factors, such as the underlay, the type of leather, whether you do the pre-treatment properly and so on.

  • For a pair of trainers, a 29.5 ml jar is sufficient.
  • For a car steering wheel, a 29.5ml jar is sufficient
  • For a handbag, a 118ml jar is enough.
  • For a dining room chair, a 118 ml jar is sufficient.
  • For a small 2-seater sofa, 4 x 118 ml are sufficient.
  • Pre-treatment and finisher usually require half the amount of paint used.

How do I prepare leather for dyeing?

  • First of all, make sure that the leather is clean and dry.
  • Moisten a microfibre cloth with Leather Preparer & Deglazer
  • Rub carefully in a circular motion to remove the factory finish, dirt and grease from the surface to be painted.
  • Remove excess residue with a clean microfibre cloth.
  • Allow the surface to dry for at least 30 minutes.

What do I need to apply Angelus leather paint properly?

The above items are essential in applying Angelus leather paint correctly.

  1. Start by preparing the surface using the Leather preparer & deglazer in combination with the cotton wool pads.
  2. When the surface is clean and dry, use masking tape to mark off the area you are going to paint.
  3. Use the brushes to apply the paint thinly. If necessary, apply several layers, but wait until the first layer is dry before applying the next. The thin application of paint means that the first layers will not be immediately opaque. You will need several layers for this.
  4. Although it is not an obligation, it is highly recommended that you also use a finishing product for an extra layer of protection on your newly created work of art. You can choose your own finisher depending on the degree of shine you want to have.

How do I prepare leather for dyeing?

  • First of all, make sure that the leather is clean and dry.
  • Moisten a microfibre cloth with Leather Preparer & Deglazer
  • Rub carefully in a circular motion to remove the factory finish, dirt and grease from the surface to be painted.
  • Remove excess residue with a clean microfibre cloth.
  • Allow the surface to dry for at least 30 minutes.

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How do I prepare suede/nubuck for dyeing?

  • Suede and nubuck do not need to be prepared with acetone or the Leather preparer & deglazer. This is also not recommended.
  • Make sure the surface is clean, dry and free of dust.

What is the difference between Leather preparer & deglazer and Acetone?

Both can be used to prepare leather. Acetone, however, has stronger chemicals which can damage the leather. Leather preparer & deglazer is a safer alternative that does not damage the leather.

Always handle both products with care!

What can I use Angelus leather paint on?

Angelus leather paint can be used on any leather surface, but also on many other surfaces, such as canvas, textile and mesh! Always make sure that you prepare the surface well.

Angelus leather paint is not recommended for use on the soles of your shoes, as the paint will wear off once you start walking.

You can use it on midsoles (Jordan 3s, Jordan 4s). On sturdier midsoles, Angelus leather paint is not the best option (Converse, Vans, Jordan 1s, Air Force 1s, etc.).

Not recommended for outsoles of shoes.

What do I need to apply Angelus leather paint properly?

What do I need to apply Angelus leather paint properly?

- Angelus leather paint

- Leather preparer & deglazer

- Paint brushes

- Masking tape

- Watt pads

The above items are essential in applying Angelus leather paint correctly.

  1. Start by preparing the surface using the Leather preparer & deglazer in combination with the cotton wool pads.
  2. When the surface is clean and dry, use the masking tape to mark off the area to be painted.
  3. Use the brushes to apply the paint thinly. If necessary, apply several layers, but wait until the first layer is dry before applying the next.

How much paint do I need?

Based on experience, we can roughly apply the following yardsticks.

Please note, however, that this depends on several factors, such as the underlay, the type of leather, whether you do the pre-treatment properly and so on.

  • For a pair of trainers, a 29.5 ml jar is sufficient.
  • For a car steering wheel, a 29.5ml jar is sufficient
  • For a handbag, a 118ml jar is enough.
  • For a dining room chair, a 118 ml jar is sufficient.
  • For a small 2-seater sofa, 4 x 118 ml are sufficient.
  • Pre-treatment and finisher usually require half the amount of paint used.

How long should I wait before applying a second coat?

Paint thin layers until you get an even and covering result. Repeat this until you have achieved the desired result.

Wait between 10 and 15 minutes before applying a new layer.

How long do I have to let my trainers dry before I can use them?

After you have achieved the desired result, we recommend that you let the trainers rest for at least 24 hours before using them.

What colour leather paint do I need?

We can always give advice, but the final decision is yours to make. Below is the colour chart of Angelus to give you an idea of the possibilities.

Angelus paint colour chart

The Angelus leather paint colour does not correspond to the photos

The colours shown on the site were photographed in a studio with lighting. The surface and the thickness in which you apply it also play a role. It is also possible that the colours vary slightly in connection with the batch from the production process. Unfortunately, we have little control over this.

Therefore, always try it out in an invisible place first.

Can I mix Angelus leather paint?

Yes! Angelus leather paint is formulated for easy mixing. You are in control to create more than thousands of colour combinations.

How do I prevent brush strokes?

To avoid brush strokes, use a clean, high quality brush.

Then apply the paint in long thin strips to spread it evenly over the surface.

How do I make the paint thinner?

Angelus leather paint is best made thinner with Angelus 2-thin. Depending on how thin you want it, add Angelus 2-thin.

How do I prevent the paint from cracking?

Preparation is half the battle... Make sure you clean and prepare the surface well before you start. This often results in cracking.

How do I make the leather paint duller?

To make the leather paint duller, you must add Angelus Duller to the paint. It is recommended to use between 5 and 10% Duller in proportion to the amount of paint. More is not necessary.

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How do I make the leather paint more brilliant?

For a shiny effect use the Angelus High Gloss finisher. Apply the finisher in thin, even layers after the paint is completely dry.

How do I protect the paint from scratches and wear?

To protect the surface, it is advisable to apply a finisher after you have finished painting. Apply the finisher evenly in thin layers. Click here for all the finishers we offer.

What is the difference between the different finishers?

We offer several types of finishers and the difference is mainly in the gloss level: matt, satin, normal and high gloss.

How come matt is not matt enough?

Make sure you shake the bottle well before use each time. If you don't, you won't get the right composition of paint and the duller that comes with it.

Can I also make the finisher duller?

You can! Use the Angelus Duller for this. You do not need much, only 5% in proportion.

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Does the finisher also protect against scratches?

Yes! The more layers that are added, the more protective they are.

Does it dry up transparent?

All Angelus finishers dry up transparent.

How do I prevent it from feeling sticky?

Make sure the surface is completely dry and ready for the post-treatment before applying the finisher.

If it still feels sticky, apply a little shoe polish or lotion to the surface and massage it in.

What makes Angelus leather paint different?

Angelus leather paint is formulated to be incredibly flexible and non-cracking. If the surface is properly prepared, you can also apply the leather paint to surfaces such as vinyl, patent leather and textiles.

Can I use Angelus leather paint in my airbrush?

This is possible. However, you must dilute it with Angelus 2-thin.

The recommended ratio of course depends on the thickness you want to keep in the paint, but it is usually 1:1, 1:4 (2-thin : paint).

Can I use the Angelus finishers in my airbrush?

This is possible. The finishers are thin enough to go directly through an airbrush. So you do not need to add anything.

Which is better: an airbrush or a brush?

Although airbrushing seems to be the best choice for many, painting with a brush is a better option in many circumstances. Think of painting small areas and detail work. Of course, the choice is yours to make.

What is the difference between Angelus suede penetration paint and Angelus leather paint?

The penetrating paint penetrates the surface and mixes with the colour of the surface. So if you paint something white with red, it will turn pink.

The leather paint, on the other hand, sits on the surface and grips. You can cover everything with paint.

The Angelus leather paints are water-based, while the Angelus penetration paints are alcohol-based.

What happens if I use Angelus suede penetrating paint on leather?

If you use Angelus suede penetrating paint on leather, it may not be strong enough or full enough of pigment to match the leather.

Useful tips when using the Angelus suede penetration paint in the colour black

Black suede can sometimes cause problems:

  • - If you apply too much penetrating paint, it can cause a rainbow-coloured look.
  • - If you do not shake the bottle, the penetrating paint will not be mixed well and will leave a tint.
  • - If the black surface you want to work on is not real suede.

To avoid ruining black suede, wipe the surface with a cloth soaked in water and alcohol.

Can I lighten a dark suede colour with penetrating paint?

No. You can only do that with chlorine or something similar. Penetrating paint will not work, unfortunately.

Can I also use Angelus suede penetration paint on old shoes?

The penetrating paint works best on new shoes made of suede or nubuck. It is difficult to estimate the result on shoes that have already been used.

Is there also white Angelus suede penetration paint?

No. Angelus does not have a white suede penetration paint. If you want to make suede white, you usually use chlorine.

Can I mix the Angelus suede penetration paint?

Yes, you can mix colours to make different colours, but this can have adverse effects. A normal colour mix as with leather paint can be very strange with penetrating paint.

How can I best apply the Angelus suede penetration paint?

Each pot of penetrating paint is supplied with a woollen ball. We prefer to apply it with a brush, however, so that you can work more accurately.

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After applying the penetrating paint with a brush, the brush can no longer be used for other purposes.

How do I prevent Angelus suede penetration paint from bleeding?

To prevent the painted surface with Angelus penetrating paint from bleeding, you can polish the surface after it has dried. Then use one of our protective products such as Crep Protect or Liquiproof to seal it in completely.

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