In the previous post we talked about how to properly clean suede shoes to return them to their initial state. In this, we are going to explain how to personalize your shoes to give them a new life.

Painting and customizing your suede sneakers can be a fun and creative way to express yourself and give your sneakers a new look. Be sure to follow these steps and tips, use the right materials, and practice patience and precision to achieve a great end result.



Before you start painting your suede sneakers, it's important to make sure they're clean and free of any dirt.

Use a suede brush and suede cleaner block to remove any debris or stains from the shoes. It's also a good idea to apply a suede protector spray before you start painting, as this will help the paint adhere better and prevent the paint from damaging the material.

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Once the sneakers are clean and prepped, it's time to design your pattern or design. If your intention is to do some drawing, use a pencil or pen to draw your design on the shoes.

Make sure the design is properly measured and positioned before you start painting. It's also a good idea to practice your design on paper before applying it to the shoes.



Now is the time to start painting. It is important to use a specific suede paint and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Use good quality brushes and apply several thin coats instead of one thick coat.

Finally, let the shoes dry completely before applying the next layer.

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Once the shoes are completely dry, you can add any additional decorations you want and use various techniques such as the use of fabric, sequins, studs, appliqués, etc. You can also use acrylic paint, fabric paint, or spray paint to personalize your sneakers. We recommend experimenting with different techniques and materials to find the style that you like best.

Be sure to glue the additional decoration with suede-specific glue to avoid damaging the material.


Protector and sealing

We always say and we don't get tired of repeating that "Prevention is better than cure" ✨.

So that your suede shoes remain as new in future uses, and so that stains do not penetrate more easily, it is very important to apply a protector. Use the Nano Protector Spray so that after its application the fibers become more resistant and breathable and your shoes repel water, snow or dust.

Let it dry completely before wearing the shoes.

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Additional Must-Have Tips

Here are some additional tips for painting and customizing your suede sneakers:

  • It is important to choose a specific suede paint as these paints are specifically formulated for this type of material and help prevent damage or staining.
  • Be sure to apply several thin coats of paint rather than one thick coat. This will help ensure that the paint adheres well and will prevent bubbles or smudges from forming.
  • Use good quality brushes and be sure to clean them well after each use. This will help prevent the paint from drying on the brushes and will ensure an even application.
  • If you are using additional decorations, such as sequins or studs, be sure to glue them with suede-specific glue to avoid damaging the material.
  • Finally, it's important to seal the entire job with a suede-specific sealer to protect paint and decorations.

Painting your sneakers can be a great way to personalize your style and give your feet a unique touch. By painting them, you can create a design that reflects your personality and helps you stand out in a crowd. Also, you can give a new style and a second life to a pair of sneakers that you no longer use!

Keep in mind that painting and customizing suede sneakers requires patience and precision. Be sure to follow the instructions for the paint and any other materials used to avoid damaging the material. And above all, have fun and express your creativity by customizing your sneakers.

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