Custom Nike Romaleos 2 - How To Paint Custom Lifters

Lots of people have been asking how I paint my shoes. I decided to write a blog post to show how I made these. The picture below shows the shoes when they're completely finished. The design shows a base coats of purple gradients with a sliver webbing around the shoes as the top layer of paint. 

All this was done with an Iwata Compressor and Iwata Eclipse HP CS Airbush. I got mine here >>>>  Airbrush Delux Kit

 

Custom Nike Romaleos

In the picture below, you can see everywhere I taped off. Those are the places that I don't want to get paint. This 3M 2020-2 General Purpose Masking Tape works good. It's a good idea to tape off the bottom of the shoe too because overspray somehow finds it's way everywhere.

 Custom Nike Romaleos

There are a few steps not shown here. What's missing is 1. Prepping the shoe with Acetone using Cotton balls wearing rubber gloves.  2. Spraying with Adhesion Promoter 3. painting the shoe purple, 4. cutting the masking tape dots. After loading up the airbrush with purples and painting a few coats, on goes the masking tape. This is a long process but is fun because it's creative. In the shoes below I wanted to give the vibe of a school of fish swimming around the shoes.

Custom Nike Romaleos

Custom Nike Romaleos

Now you can see I applied a few coats of Jacquard Metallic Silver. 

Custom Nike Romaleos

This picture shows the left shoe after the tape has been removed, and the right shoe is still drying. 

Custom Nike Romaleos

Done!

Custom Nike Romaleos

Custom Nike Romaleos

Let me make you a pair! Order yours here >>> https://bstreetshoes.com/collections/custom-nike-sneakers/products/custom-painted-nike-romaleos-2-phoenix-weightlifting-shoe

 



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