DIY: Spray Painting Shoes

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Maybe you want to bring life to an old pair shoes or express your creative side. Maybe you just think it's time for a change. Whatever your reason is for wanting to transform a pair of shoes, you can do it with spray paint.

Just last month, I bought a pair of shoes online and one that got my attention was owning a pair of white Reva on sale at I show it off to my friends for 3 times; since it is a clean white shoes, the dirt's are clearly visible unintentionally. Without hesitation I personally do the laundry on the shoes and later I realized after the shoes got dry from sun rays. And oh look what happened? So I came up to a decision to re-create my shoes and have it paint using spray paint.

A great way to change the color of my shoes for a new season! Unlike dyes, paint remains only on the surface of the shoe. This means you can easily strip and repaint your shoes.  Paints can also go over any colored shoe to any color available.

I'm actually not good on doing such stuff but will try how it looks like after the makeover. So bear with me if this DIY post is not good as others. But before that, will place an instructions here on what did I do.


  • White Shoes (Not necessary, you can use colored use but just make sure you will cover it with another color that can easily coat its original look)
  • Spray Paint (I'm not good in choosing spray, so I guess anything will do)
  • Newspaper (You can also use any paper [used] and the more the merrier)
  • Tape
  • Scissors


  • Prepare and spread out the newspapers.
  • Prepare your shoes.
  • Shake can well.
  • Hold can vertically, spraying 20-30 cm away from shoes in a slow sweeping action.
  • Apply an even coat and leave to dry for 1 to 2 hrs.
  • Apply a second coat. If needed a third coat may be required.

My shoes are not done yet since I'm planning to put some abstract design on it but it will no longer open for public due to keeping myself away from shame because I'm good in messing up in terms in designing such thing. LOL! I pick 2 different colors 'cause I want to be unique from others plus it's a good pair for a night out party. I will add shoe lace so it can add more connection to the shoes.

The more time you spend preparing your shoes the better the results will be. Always strip and spray in a well ventilated place. A nice sweeping action at the right distance and shaking can regularly will give you the best results. Each time you apply paint to your shoes makes sure that they are completely dry before applying next coat. Thin coats are more effective for a professional finish. Times recommended are very approximate, for a better job leave longer.

Note: The shoes are not totally dry yet so the final photos will be posted soon.
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