Paint on Leather


Old 11-25-16, 07:42 PM
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Paint on Leather

Spilled latex paint on my Red Wing shoes, I was hoping to keep them for years. It's in nooks and crannies.
I'm not going to try anything yet, I don't want to use a lot of water if unnecessary. Are they (it, the left ha ha) salvageable?
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Old 11-25-16, 08:17 PM
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A toothbrush with warm water before it cures, don't leave the water on any longer than necessary. What are your choices if they aren't salvageable? So try the warm water. Or you can do what I do, relegate them to the work shoe rack and get a new pair to replace them. Just don't forget to change them next time you paint!
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If the latex paint has dried, denatured alcohol will soften/remove it. I don't think it will harm the leather but I'd go slow at first just to make sure.
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That paint is probably cured by now; so I'd use Saddle Soap and Ron's Toothbrush.

Do both shoes so they continue to look like a pair.

Mere usage of the shoes will loosen the remaining paint. You know the paint wouldn't stay if you wanted it to remain.

Your story reminds me of a relative with Alzheimer's who decided to spray paint his shoes while standing on his Daughter's new Carpet . . . . it tested her patience !
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