You may have recently just bought your black Vans and you have not worn it for so long, but you started to notice that this black Vans that you recently bought, you have barely enjoyed it as you want and all of a sudden you start to notice that this your black Vans is turning Orange.
There are several reasons why this happens, that is exactly what I will show you in this article, not only that, I will also show you how you can restore your faded Vans.
You should read this article till the end and you are going to be glad that you did.
Here are the reasons why your black Vans have turned orange
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- Lawn rust from walking through the grass
- Sunlight damage
- Weather/water damage
Lawn rust from walking through the grass
This is the major cause of turning your black Vans orange. Lawn rust is actually a lawn disease that can affect the lawn in your home or the lawn where you walk on a daily basis.
This lawn rust can happen as a result of stress on the lawn, and also when there is a lack of Nitrogen in the lawn. This affects shoes a lot, especially Vans shoes.
If you have a lawn in your home and you frequently walk through the lawn with your Vans, once you see that your Vans is beginning to turn orange, then you should know by now that your lawn lacks Nitrogen in the plants.
The best thing to do is that you should not walk through that lawn with your Vans anymore so as to not worsen the current situation of your Vans.
When you have stopped walking through the lawn with your Vans then you can go ahead to start the process of restoring your Vans, which I will talk about later in this article.
A lot of times when you wear your black Vans shoe without intervals under the hot sun, you will start to notice some changes in the coloration of your Vans.
That is why it is advisable that you have more than one pair of Vans so that you can wear them at intervals, if you wear one today, you keep it and wear the second pair the next day.
Wearing one pair of Vans every day with no interval at all especially under the sun is what could cause your Vans to change to orange color.
This happens mostly in places where you tend to have extremely cold weather conditions, the cold snow especially.
There are boots you are supposed to wear during the cold winter so as to keep you protected and also to prevent your regular shoes from damage.
But when you go ahead to wear your Vans, the snowy combination of salt, water & grit has a bad effect on your Vans, which could make your Vans shoes turn orange in the long run. You should be aware of this.
Why do black Vans fade?
Fading in Vans is so common in black-colored Vans, and this is as a result of black being a color that absorbs more light readily than other light colors.
Black Vans fade as a result of too much exposure to sunlight for an extended period of time.
Black color fading is a very common shoe problem. It happens as a result of too much or constant exposure of the black Vans to sunlight, most especially direct sunlight.
That is why you are not supposed to leave your black Vans outside under the direct sun for a prolonged period of time. If you do that it will start to fade and deteriorate.
If you want to keep the black Vans shoes under the sun for it to sundry, perhaps, because you want to wear it the next day, you should not leave them under the direct sun for a prolonged period of time, else, it is at your own expense.
Another best way that you can go about this is to try your best possible to get more than one pair of Vans shoes, this will enable you to wear one pair today, leave it indoors and then wear the other pair the next day.
Those who have only one pair of Vans shoes are those who are usually tempted to leave their black Vans shoes outside the direct sunlight so that they will get sun-dried, in order for them to be worn the next day.
If you have more than one pair of black Vans shoes, you will not be forced to leave them under the sun for a prolonged period of time.
It is totally up to you to use your black Vans carefully so that it does not fade off easily, you have spent a good amount of money to purchase the black Vans.
That is why you need to also take good care of your Vans by not leaving it under the direct sunlight for too long.
How to restore faded Black Vans when it turns orange
If you have a pair of Vans that have turned orange and you feel like it is of no use and should be thrown away, I think you should do a rethink to know that your orange-colored Vans can be restored back to their original black color.
Take a look at these DIY methods that you can use to restore your faded black Vans when it turns orange.
- Get some dye and apply it to the surface of the shoe
- Protect the soles from getting dyed by making use of medicinal tapes
- Apply another coat on the dried she
- Lightly brush your shoes to remove debris
- In order to set the dye, spray your shoe with a protective spray.
Get some dye and apply it to the surface of the shoe
When you notice that your black Vans have already turned orange due to the reasons shared at the beginning of this article, do not give up hope yet. A black dye can do the job for you.
The first thing you need to do is to get a very good dye that will do the job neatly for you.
Once you have your dye ready, what you are to do next is to apply the dye on the faded part of your Vans and those parts that have turned orange.
Make sure that a reasonable quantity of the dye has touched the part of the Vans shoe that needs to be restored.
Once you do that then you should move on to the next step which is to protect the soles of your shoes as you dye them.
Protect the outsole from getting dyed by making use of medicinal tapes
A lot of black Vans out there have a different color of the outsole, most times it is usually with a white outsole.
When you want to restore your faded black Vans with the use of dye, the aim is to restore the color of the Vans and keep the original white color of the sole.
While applying the dye, if you do not protect the white Outsole, you will eventually turn the entire shoe black even outsole that was previously white.
That is why you should make use of medicinal tapes to prevent the Outsole from turning black as well.
Apply another coat on the dried Vans
When the dye you applied on the surface of the shoe that needs to be restored has dried, there is an important thing you need to do.
What you need to do is that you should apply another layer of dye to it. The purpose of this is to make the black shine brighter and to also make it stick better to the shoe.
It will help the black become visible as well. When you are done with this you should leave it to dry.
Lightly brush your shoes to remove debris
It is not going to make any sense at all if the dye you applied to your shoes gets dried with a lot of debris on it.
That is why it is important you make use of a soft brush you lightly brush your Vans shoes to remove all forms of debris on it.
You will not like how it will turn out if the Vans shoe dried with debris on it.
In order to set the dye, spray your shoe with a protective spray
This is the last but very important step that you should not ignore.
What you are to do in this step is that you are to going to spray your shoe with a protective spray that will do the work of setting the dye you applied to the Vans.
Doing this the right way will enable your dye to sit on the surface of the shoe well and look so neat.
When you are done you should remove the medicinal tapes you applied on the outsole of the shoe.
How to protect your Black Vans from turning orange and fading
I am sure that you have spent a good amount of money on your black Vans and you would not want it to all of a sudden start fading and turning orange when you have not really used it for long.
You should do all you can to ensure you protect your black Vans from turning orange.
Take a look at these methods you can use to prevent your black Vans from fading and turning Orange:
- Avoid wearing it too much on the lawn
- Avoid leaving it outside under direct sunlight for too long
- Avoid making use of the Vans in harsh weather conditions
Avoid wearing it too much on the lawn
A lot of times the lawn Outside your house has a disease which is called lawn rust, I talked about this earlier in the post.
It is very difficult to detect it when your lawn has this disease. It is usually a result of a lack of Nitrogen in the plants that make up the lawn.
When you wear your black Vans across the lawn frequently, as the diseased lawn keeps on getting in contact with your black Vans, it will start to affect it and you would start to see your black Vans fading and turning orange.
To prevent this, what you should do is to stop wearing your black Vans on the lawn.
Avoid leaving it outside under direct sunlight for too long
This is where a lot of Vans owners get it wrong. Yes, I know you want to leave your black Vans outside under the sun for it to get dried after the day’s use.
Where you get it wrong is that you leave it directly under the sun for too long, when this happens it starts to affect the color of your Vans.
A lot of people tend to do this because they do not have a second pair of Vans shoes that they can wear the next day, so they want to leave their only pair of Vans shoes outside directly under the sun so they can get dried.
This is why I advise you get more than one pair of Vans shoes so that you are not tempted to leave your only pair of Vans shoes outside to direct sunlight for long.
Avoid making use of the Vans in harsh weather conditions
This applies to those who live in areas where the winter could get so cold. When it is winter, you should get shoes that are suitable to be used for the winter, preferably boots, not Vans.
Exposing your black Vans to the bad weather condition all the time is not usually the best. You should avoid this.
Vans are not so cheap when you purchase them you spend a good amount of money, so why don’t you want to make it last for you.
The more you continue to use them on the lawn, the more your Vans shoes will start to change colors to orange.
I am sure you will not like you see your black Vans start changing to orange all of a sudden. It will not make you happy at all.
By making use of the tips I shared on how you can restore your faded Vans you should be able to do that to your own faded Vans.
You can also make use of the practical methods of protecting your Vans from fading or turning orange.