DIY paint your roller skates


Paint your roller skates

If you follow along on Snapchat or Instastories you’ll have noticed that I’ve been spending a lot of time on the roller rink. Paul took up skating earlier this year and I’ve started to accompany him on his weekly rolling adventures (sometimes 3 times per week! ha!). I haven’t progressed much, but Paul has become really good. Like, really good. You just gotta follow along to see what it’s all about. Paul got some really good skates as a present earlier this year and I was going to wait to see if I was going to invest as much tim in skating as him to know if I should buy some skates, but I recently came across some skates at a used sporting goods shop for $9 so yeah, I made the big investment. They were white, leather, and classic, but I thought they could use a little makeover.

I’ve been noticing getting into the skating vibe too recently and I was inspired by their vibe to go a bit more girly and went with a fun blush pink and white topped with a pom pom of course.DIY paint your roller skatesDIY paint your roller skatesDIY paint your roller skatesroller-skatesDIY paint your roller skates

Learn how to paint your leather skates


  • house paint in the colors of your choice. I get the small samples from the home improvement store. They’re cheap (Like $3) and you can get it in whatever color you want!
  • sewing measuring tape to make the lines
  • pencil
  • paint brushes
  • triple thick glaze
  • yarn for pom
  • all purpose cleaner

Paint roller skates

  1. I cleaned off the skates with all purpose cleaner first so that they would be all clean for the paint.
  2. The skates still weren’t all white so I decided to paint them all pink first and then apply white stripes.
  3. I used a flexible sewer’s measuring tape to create the lines for the stripes, because the skates were a bit 3D and a ruler wouldn’t work on it. A measuring tape allows you to contour to the shape.
  4. I hand painted the stripes on because painter’s tape didn’t adhere well to the leather.
  5. Finish off by following the instructions for the triple thick glaze as a finishing coat.


When was the last time you went skating? I love it so much but I still stink! Ha! 

Photos by Anna Killian  |  Model Michelle Larney 



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    Hi! This is a really cool page! My son competes and his loop skates are white and i need them black. Is there an easy way to make them all black?

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    Hi there!

    What exactly is the triple thick glaze? What brand or where did you purchase it from?

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    Hi there!

    Found your rollerskate pic on Pinterest, it’s so cool. Is it possible to use a photo for our vintage festival market in Holland?




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