I’ve been painting a prop for an upcoming costume and since I needed to have the end result to be silver, I went with what several online blogs suggested – Angelus acrylic leather paint. Each piece of leather is cleaned, then given one coat of paint in light grey with the final coat being silver paint.
The Angelus leather paint has been great to work with. Each bottle (1 oz) has its own brush similar to what you have for nail polish. The dried paint still allows the leather to move without the paint cracking. If you have some leather that needs painting, Angelus is a great media to work with. I purchased my bottles from Dharma Trading.
The top strap has 1 layer of grey followed by 1 layer of silver paint.The middle strap has 1 layer of grey paint.
The bottom strap is nicely clean with zero paint <grin>.