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Time for another DIY post and just in case you're too lazy to read this text or you don't have the time, there is one sentence summary that will tell you all you need to know.

Recently I got these boots and was very pleased with them because they're both warm and comfortable,  but ( don't you just hate it when there's a but) the faux leather started to peel off right away. I wore them only once and this is what they ended up looking like. I repeat: only once. 

Meditating over the issue for a while, I decided not to get rid of them because they are so warm and even more importantly because they were a gift. So, I bought some leather paint (different stuff than textile paints not only in structure but in smell as well. It pretty much smells like a road kill).

 As you can see, the result isn't that great. However, this leather paint worked like a charm on leather shoes ( I used it on two pairs of leather shoes on spots where they started to look old and worn. The paint just got soaked in the leather beautifully and the result was very clean.). The reason why it didn't work on these boots is probably because they're faux leather.  

My recommendation is that you buy this leather paint as it is something great to have around the house. You can use it to touch up leather belts, shoes...you name it. The price is about five euros but it will probably last you a long time. 


Summary: Leather paint is a handy (but foul smelling) product that will work great on all leather items but it can't be used on faux leather shoes.

Nedavno sam dobila ove čizme i bila sam jako zadovoljna s njima jer su jako udobne i tople, ali (zašto uvijek mora biti ali?), umjetna koža se počela guliti nakon što su jednom nošene. Jednom, doista samo jednom. Razmišljajući što bi, odlučila sam da ih neću baciti, ipak su tople, a što je i najvažnije poklon. Tako da sam kupila boju za kožu (drukčiji proizvod od boje za tekstil i po strukturi i po groznom mirisu). Kao što vidite, rezultat nije baš sjajan jer ove cipele nisu kožne, ali kada sam tu istu boju koristila na dva para kožnih cipela koje su imale par mjesta gdje su počele izgledati iznošeno, e tada je rezultat bio odličan i boja se divno upila u kožu. Mogu reći da bi vam preporučila imati ovo u kući jer je dosta praktično, a možete ovu boju koristiti da osvježite remen, torbicu ili bilo što drugo kožno. Cijena je ako se dobro sjećam bila deset maraka u onoj trgovini gdje je prije bio OBI, a sada je opet neka njemačka kojoj se ne mogu sjetiti imena, ali mislim da je dostupna u hobby dućanima. 

Sažetak: Boja za kožu je praktičan ( ali smrdljiv) proizvod koji sjajno djeluje na kožu, ali nema ga smisla koristiti na umjetnoj koži.

Comments

  1. I've only ever used faux leather so this paint won't be much use for me but wow, there's such thing as leather paint? I must be living under the rock as I seriously have no idea of its existence before this. LOL!

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  2. What a bummer! Glad you find a solution.
    xox
    Lenya
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  3. Cool post!! I never thought of patching up my boots before!! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  4. Cool post!! I never thought of patching up my boots before!! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  5. cool dear and so interesting..thanks for sharing
    kisses

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  6. It kind of looks like it was on purpose :)

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  7. Carinissimi e molto trendy questi boots!!!

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  8. interesting diy! :)

    xoxo, rae
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  9. At least you tried, I think it looks great! Those boots are really nice :)

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  10. It's s shame the leather paint doesn't work so well on fake leather but it's good to know it does the job on real leather. i should pick some up. Thanks for the tip!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  11. nisam ni znala da postoji farba za kožu za cipele! spasila si ih, bravo :)

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  12. E' un peccato che non abbia funzionato bene, però valeva la pena tentare! Ora sappiamo tutte che va usata solo sulla pelle vera!^^
    Baci!
    S
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  13. I'm so sorry that they peeled. I have gotten super picky about only buying real leather boots ever since something similar happened to me. It can be heartbreaking!

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    1. I love faux leather but not when it comes to shoes...in my own experience nothing compares to the real thing.

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  14. Stvarno ne mogu vjerovati da su se ako brzo uništile... baš koma! Nisam znala dai to postoji ali ću definitivno probati... za kožu naravno kako si i savjetovala :)

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  15. Awesome boots, but obviously they have seen their days. I don't normally paint my shoes and I always try to buy shoes that do not require any maintenance...
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  16. This is a great DIY, thanks a ton for sharing! xo

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  17. Bellissime!!

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  18. Un gran post.
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  19. These boots are really cool!!

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  20. Nisam ni znala da ovako nesto postoji ;) ja u svakom slucaju ne kupujem pravu kozu tako da sam se spasila smrada DIY-a he he!!! pozzz

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  21. Smells like roadkill? Haha I love it! Cool idea :) xoxo

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  22. You are an artist in every possible way, un'artista a tutto tondo Ivana! Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  23. What a good idea. Some of my shoes could really need that

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    1. yes, it's a very practical way of touching up leather.

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  24. Wow! great DIY dear! I love black boots too!
    In fact I wear mine almost everyday haha
    I just love how warm and comfty they are! UNlike heels where I couldn't run hahha
    SOmetimes I feel like I could run fast wearing my boots if there's any zombie apocalypse hahah omg what am I thinking now? sorry I'm so talkative dear hehee

    love lots,
    Tin

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  25. Leather paint, very interesting. I have never head of it before. A few of my belts could definitely use it. Thanks for sharing
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  26. Great post!

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  27. Great DIY my Dear!!! And very helpful post :) Absolutely love these boots <3
    You are amazing ♥

    Kisses,
    Ann at www.porcelanna.pl

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  28. Super DIY!! Great way to repair shoes without having to buy a new pair :))) Love it. I hope you have a great day doll xx

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  29. Moram priznati da nikada nisam čula za tako nešto. U svakom slučaju hvala na informaciji i savetu, ja mislim da bi ti ni iz čega napravila nešto :)

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    1. nisam ni ja čula do nedavno, čak sam išla sa planom da kupim tekstilne boje.

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  30. Koja steta da su se cizme tako brzo pocele guliti! Ja mrzim kada mi se to desi, zbog tog problema morala sam baciti vise torbi i cak jednu od mojih omiljenih jakni...jednom kad se to pocne guliti, nazalost, nista nece puno pomoci, jer i kada se oboji dio koji se ogulio, opet se primjeti, a i nastaviti ce se sve guliti! To je valjda losa kvaliteta materijala! Znam da su mi se gulile i stvari iz H&M-a, i "no-name" brendovi, kao i Top Shop i Guess!!! Uzas! Ti si ih barem probala na neki nacin spasiti!
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    1. da, barem privremeno sam ih zakrpala. Mislim da kad je obuća u pitanju, prava koža je još uvijek velika prednost.

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  31. I used to use something similar on my school shoes. Works a treat but the smell is horrid! :) Rebecca | Rebecca Marie xx

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  32. You were so brave to use that paint, I know the smell is really terrible ! Anyway, sorry to say it but faux leather items all end up the same way...after a while, all my faux leather bags ended up cracked like your boots. I rarely buy faux leather bags or shoes for that reason, leather is much more easy to handle and it will last for much longer. Kisses

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  33. Oh my goodness, how upsetting. Do I need to ask how much they cost you? I'm going to assume on the low end. I'm always afraid to buy faux leather for this very reason. I feel so bad for you. At least you had a great solution. Not you can get back to being stylish and warm. Love it.

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  34. Thank for sharing it, dear!
    Have a nice day!

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  35. Dopo una volta soltanto? Che peccato! Però brava ad averli recuperati!

    Not the usual total black on
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  36. nice solution! This "peeling" happens all the time with the leather of my handbags ;/
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  37. I didn't know about leather paint! I learned something new today. HaHaHa So sorry to hear about your gifted boots. That's ashame.
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  38. Draga. pa baš su slike obećavale rješenje, kad ono...Baš je razočaravajuće da izgledaju nošeno nakon samog jednog nošenja!! Ah, ah .. danas imamo puno povoljnih proizvoda, ali ne traju dugo.. Dobar si nam savjet dala!
    Pusa iz RI, S

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    1. da, kvaliteta se isplati, samo je teško pronaći kvalitetne cipele....

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  39. Super je to sa bojom za kozu. Bas mi je krivo sto su ti se za samo tako kratko vremena upropastile, a tako su divne, a i tople. Pusa :*

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  40. I had no idea they had such thing as leather paint. Must have been a bummer to see the leather peel off after one use. Glad you found a solution to have these a little bit longer.

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  41. Great DIY! I love the pop of fluff!
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