Recently I took a pair of old Tony Lama cowboy boots I bought at a garage sale and painted them. It's a fun way to play with your inner cowgirl and get something new for your cowgirl closet. Here's a few tips I came up with to paint leather boots.
- Use oil paints.
- Very lightly sand the entire boot with a 100 grit sandpaper to open the surface of the leather. Don't sand over stitching as it will tear.
- With a rag, wipe the boot down with paint thinner to prepare the surface.
- Let the paints dry for months as recommended with oils, then protect the surface of the boot with a natural oil finish.
- Have fun!