Coated denim is everywhere this season, so for today's DIY, we're going to show you how you can make your very own pair at home with just a few ingredients. Coated denim has a waxy finish that gives the illusion of a pair of slick leather pants. The best part? For this DIY you're free to choose the jeans that work best for you. Keep watching to see how and let us know what you think. On Allison McNamara: MinkPink top, BREN shorts.View Transcript »
Hi, it's Allison McNamara and today we have another fun and easy DIY: coated denim. This DIY is really great. It gives the illusion of a pair of slick leather pants and coated denim is right on trend. Also it can be really flattering because you get to choose a pair of jeans that looks great on you. Here's what you'll need. Jeans, acrylic paint that matches your jeans, soft gel gloss, a foam paintbrush, and paper to protect your table. The first step is to find a big space and cover with scratch paper and then lay out your jeans completely flat. The next step is to make your mixture using acrylic paint and soft gel block. The most important to keep in mind is to use 70% of paint to 30% of gel gloss. Then you mix it together. You don't want to make too much at the start, otherwise it will dry out. So you're gonna have to repeat this process throughout the entire DIY. Now it's time to start painting in up-and-down brush strokes. Make sure to paint over the pockets and the buttons as well. Once you finish the front side, let it sit for 45 minutes to dry and then flip the jeans over and repeat it on the back side. Let them dry overnight, and, voila! You've officially made a coated denim. Really cool. There are a few things to keep in mind, though. They're gonna be really stiff at first, but after a few wears they'll soften up. Also when it comes to washing them, you need to wait a week before you wash them, and when you do, you have to fold them inside out and hand wash them in cold water. You put them in the regular washer or dryer, not only will it ruin the coating, but maybe your other clothes as well. No good. Thanks for joining me on today's DIY, I'm Allison McNamara and I'll see you next time.