How To Customize Your Sneakers

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There are a variety of sneakers on the market that have different designs and styles giving anyone shopping for sneakers a wide selection to choose from. However there are some shoppers who still cannot find their fit even in this selection and thus have a hard time when buying sneakers. If you are this kind of person then there is alternative of customizing your sneakers as per your preference.

Steps to customizing sneakers

Choose white sneakers that are made of either vinyl or leather as your "canvas" because they are the easiest to customize. Other types of sneakers surfaces can be used but they may be a bit hard to work on for beginners because of the different paints used and how they are applied to various surfaces.

Prepare a rough draft of what you want on the sneaker on paper or you can use computer programs like Illustrator or Photoshop to create a sketch. The drawings will help you to imagine how your sneaker will look like before you start working on your sneakers with long lasting paints and also ensure that the pair will look identical after you are done.

The rough sketch is now done and it is time to pick the color of paint that you will use on the sneakers. There are two types of colors you can use and they can either be paint markers or spray paint. Paint markers are the preferred option for customizing sneakers and are found at local art stores as well as online. Make sure the markers you buy have thick consistency to be able to have very good results. Also, select a proper tip based on the image on your sketch so that you are able to fill space, define curves and control lines well.

On the other hand, if you decide to use spray paint you have to be careful as the cans are hard to control and are best used when one is working on large canvases. Also, you will probably have to get skinny caps to keep the spray from covering any detail that you want to stand out on the sneaker. If you are a beginner, spray painting might not be the best choice for you. Although optional, it is good to use clear coat when working because it will extend the life of your sketch and also protect it from possible cracking that might happen if you wear the sneakers too much.

Now create an outline using a fine tip marker, to draw your design on your sneakers and make sure it looks the same on both sneakers. To make sure they match place the sneakers next to each other to confirm. It is time to color your sneakers with the colors you had chosen for the paint markers as carefully as you can so that your design comes out the way you had envisioned it. It is advisable to use the dark colors last so that incase of any mistakes like flaws or bleeds they can be rectified.

Allow the sneakers to dry for a considerable amount of time after you finish painting so that the paint can bond and cure properly. Place them in a place that is room temperature and also free of humidity for about three to four days, and remember to apply aerosol clear coat on the second day.

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