Leathers and finishes vary greatly. So, testing an area or similar materials before beginning is highly recommended. Bend and stretch the test mimicking normal wear. If cracking appears in testing, then follow the instructions for adding GAC 900 to acrylics for softness as recommended in the article linked below.
Remove any previously applied coatings. Clean area to be painted where needed.
Acrylic, oil, watercolors, and drawing media can be applied directly to the leather. However, the most important consideration is the end use. Acrylics are the recommended choice for wearables, but all applications should be tested.
Article: Painting on Leather with Acrylics
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My husband make wild leather tool bags and I paint them with skulls, fire and such. I have had some problems with cracking. I didn’t think of GAC. Thanks so much!
Happy to help Lori! Try mixing the GAC 900 in with the acrylic paint and heat setting. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.