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How are my skates GOLD?

Updated: Jan 4

I have lots of skates, but the ones I've worn the most up until now are my custom Harlick boots mounted to my Energy Roll-Line plates... and they weren't always gold. They were originally beige with purple details. Sometime in 2018 I decided to spruce them up with some gold and turn the purple details to black.

The (AMAZING) product I used and still use is Angelus Paint. It wasn't all that hard to turn them gold, so if you want a color change, I say, "Go for it!". Read my process below (that works on leather) and if your skates ARE NOT leather, don't fear! I've read that Angelus works on just about all shoe materials! I've added a link at the bottom of this blog that will help my non-leather boot wearers.


  • Some soapy water

  • Sponge/Rag

  • Towel (for drying)

  • Paper Towels

  • Angelus Acrylic Leather Paint

  • Angelus Acrylic Finisher

  • Paint Brush(es)

  • Painter's Tape

[Click the images to see the products on Amazon]

NOTE: Make sure you are wearing clothes you don't care about and cover your work area with plastic or newspapers to make sure you do not stain the surface. The paint is permanent.


  1. Take off your laces

  2. Use some soapy water and a rag or sponge to scrub down and clean the surface of your skates. Dry completely.

  3. Tape over any areas of your skate you do not wish to paint.

  4. Using your paint brush or sponge, apply1-2 thin layers of your desired paint color to the leather.

  5. Allow to dry for 15 minutes.

  6. Apply 3-5 more thin layers of paint. *Make sure to allow the paint to dry for about 15 minutes between each layer.*

  7. Allow to dry for 2 hours.

  8. Apply Acrylic Finisher.

  9. Allow the paint to dry for 24 hours before lacing your skates back up and putting them on.

  10. Take a picture and tag me in it when you post about your skate transformation ;] (@mejackiec)


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