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  • My new patent leather Oxfords whose soles I painted using Revlon’s “Zealous” nail polish.
Took me three coats (most of the bottle). Next time I’m going to go with a darker colour to see if I can’t use fewer coats and get the results I was looking for.
I’ve also heard that applying a coat of white first as primer helps, but I didn’t have any white (I used a base coat instead). I may also use an acrylic paint rather than nail polish, just because nail polish comes in such tiny bottles and I feel like I’m wasting it!
Luckily, this was a colour that I don’t love on my nails but love in the bottle, so this seems to be a good use for it.
They look imperfect close up, but looking at them from farther off, they seem just fine.
My process:
taped the edges of the soles so I didn’t wreck the leather
base coat
three coats Revlon Zealous nail polish
top coat
They’ve taken awhile to dry, so it’s best to do when you’ve got an hour or so just sitting around.
Do again? Definitely.
PS: I’m missing my READ MORE link in my post box, so I couldn’t cut this. Sorry about that!

    My new patent leather Oxfords whose soles I painted using Revlon’s “Zealous” nail polish.

    Took me three coats (most of the bottle). Next time I’m going to go with a darker colour to see if I can’t use fewer coats and get the results I was looking for.

    I’ve also heard that applying a coat of white first as primer helps, but I didn’t have any white (I used a base coat instead). I may also use an acrylic paint rather than nail polish, just because nail polish comes in such tiny bottles and I feel like I’m wasting it!

    Luckily, this was a colour that I don’t love on my nails but love in the bottle, so this seems to be a good use for it.

    They look imperfect close up, but looking at them from farther off, they seem just fine.

    My process:

    • taped the edges of the soles so I didn’t wreck the leather
    • base coat
    • three coats Revlon Zealous nail polish
    • top coat

    They’ve taken awhile to dry, so it’s best to do when you’ve got an hour or so just sitting around.

    Do again? Definitely.

    PS: I’m missing my READ MORE link in my post box, so I couldn’t cut this. Sorry about that!

    2 years ago  21:56    2 NOTES    reblog
    1. rooonil-waazlib posted this