What Type of Paint Do You Use on Shoes?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 4:38:49 AM ET
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Leather paint is the best paint to use on leather shoes; if the shoes are made of canvas or fabric, acrylic paint, fabric paint or fabric paint pens are better options. Acrylic paint can also be mixed with a textile or fabric medium to ensure that the painted surface stays flexible and to prevent uneven application of the paint on the rough texture of the shoe.