How to Splatter Paint on Shoes

Last updated on September 7th, 2021

If you want to wear shoes that are different and stand out from the crowd, then this article is for you. We will go over all of the steps on how to splatter paint on shoes at home. You can do this with any type of shoe or material; however, we recommend starting with a canvas sneaker because they offer more surface area for painting.

How to Splatter Paint on Shoes

Materials You Need

  • Scrap fabric
  • Water
  • Mask Tape
  •  A canvas sneaker (optional)
  • Acrylic Paint (choose any color!)
  • A paintbrush or sponge brush (optional)
  • Newspaper to protect your work surface from the splattered paint

Steps to Follow on How to Splatter Paint on Shoes

  1. Wrap up one sneaker in scrap fabric and tape it tightly around the shoe so that you can get a clean coat on without painting all over everything else. This will also help avoid ruining more than one pair at once if they are too close together, which is especially helpful for those who only have two pairs of shoes as I do!

Note:when taping down whatever material you’re using, make sure there’s plenty of coverage because this will be touching your wet paint.

 2. Pour some paints into separate containers; each color should stay in its own little cup. I would recommend picking up a few colors and keeping them in the same tube or container, so you don’t have to worry about shaking it before each use!

3. Line your canvas with some newspaper as if working on any other paint job. This will help protect whatever surface is underneath from getting covered in splatter or drips of wet paint that may happen while painting shoes.

4. Take out one shoe at a time, dip your brush into the color of choice, then start tapping off excess paint on the side of its corresponding cup/tube (don’t forget to change brushes for different colors). Try not to shake too much when pouring because liquid acrylics can be very thick and difficult to work with when they’ve been shaken.

5. Now, take the brush and start tapping it on different spots of your shoe, gradually getting more intense with each tap until you’ve achieved a desired amount of splatter!

6. Allow shoes to dry for at least two hours before doing anything else. This will allow time for any acrylic paint that is still wet to be absorbed into material like canvas or leather and not have an effect on what’s underneath when it dries.

7. Once dried, remove the newspaper from the surface if needed then admire your work! Congratulations, Your sneakers are now ready to wear in style.

Tips for Splatter Painting

  •  Try mixing two different colors of paints together before painting on shoes to create a design you like! You can also try adding other materials such as glitter or metallic powders to make them more unique.
  • Do not use acrylics because they cannot withstand high heat and will melt off in the sun. Acrylics are best used indoors with artificial light; however, latex is better for outdoors and should be applied thickly.
  • The lighter the shoe material, the brighter your design will be since it has a better chance of showing up.
  • The more coats you apply, the longer it will last and the brighter your design will be!
  • In order to create great-looking artwork without spending too much money, try experimenting with spray paints instead of setting up expensive projects which can take hours to complete.
Tips for Splatter Painting

Frequently Asked Question

What Is the Best Way to Paint Shoes?

This is a pretty difficult question with no real answer. How to paint shoes depends on your taste, time frame, and budget for the project.

The Best Way to Paint Shoes

What Types of Paints Work Well for This Task?

For this task, you can use any type of paint that will adhere to the shoe.

How Long Does it Take?

This article does not take into account drying time because different paints dry at different rates. In general, though, painting shoes takes about an hour and a half for each pair.”

What Advice Would You Give to Someone Who Wants To Paint Shoes?

The best advice would be to find multiple tutorials on how to paint your shoes so you can choose which one is the most appropriate for your needs. If you are looking for something quick and easy, make sure it doesn’t matter if they look sloppy or not! Painting shoes with chalkboard paint is definitely something worth considering since it dries quickly and is easy to clean off.


So I hope you have read the whole article on how to splatter paint on shoes. If so, we recommend starting with a canvas sneaker. A canvas shoe will not only be easier to clean up, but it’ll also give you more room for creative expression.

Plus, if all goes well and your design is intricate enough, you might just have the perfect new pair of kicks! Now that you know how easy it can be to get started in this process of turning shoes into works of art, go forth and create some awesome masterpieces.

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