Can You Paint Leather?

You can paint leather if you use the appropriate finish. Ordinary latex paint won’t adhere to leather, because the oils within the material prevent adhesion. Use a leather paint, which is specifically engineered for leather. You may also have better results if you use a leather dye instead of paint.

    Tips & Warnings

  • Most types of leather are treated with chemicals or sealers to protect them from water. Read the instructions that come along with your paint to learn how to treat the material prior to application, or poor adhesion will lead to flaking.

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