Changing gold coat press studs coat to silver?

(29 Posts)
Fuzzypeggy Mon 05-Sep-16 19:53:48

I've bought a bargain coat but the press studs down the front and on pockets and also toggles are very shiny gold which I don't like. Do you think there's any way to change them to silver, or dull them down?

Fuzzypeggy Mon 05-Sep-16 19:56:21

Sorry, didn't mean to write coat twice in the title...

blitzgirl Mon 05-Sep-16 19:57:40

You can easily change the buttons but poppers are tricky little suckers! I've got a press snap applicator, it uses plastic KAM snaps which would fit in the hole left by the originals but you are at risk of damaging the fabric trying to remove them. How many are there & how gold are they? Because once the buttons are changed they might not look so gaudy? Have you got a pic? smile

SerenDippitee Mon 05-Sep-16 19:59:30

Agree that it will be tricky to remove them without damaging the fabric. Try rubbing them gently with some fine sandpaper (taking care to avoid the fabric). This might dull the finish a bit.

hugoagogo Mon 05-Sep-16 20:00:52

How much of a bargain? Is there a spare press stud that you can experiment on? I'm thinking nail polish?
Or if you want to do a proper job depending on how the coat is made you could replace the press studs: but you would need a gadget or the services of a professional. That might not be worth it.

Fuzzypeggy Mon 05-Sep-16 20:07:38

Ooh some helpful replies, thanks. It's this one, never bought anything from
Joules before as its not really my style but the coat was 50 down from
170!!! I may try sand papering or nail varnish remover on one that isn't so obvious. www.joules.com/Outlet/Women/Winchester/3-in-1-Waterproof-Jacket/Marine-Navy?size=12&id=T_WINCHESTER%7CMARNAVY%7C12&utm_source=transactional&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=order_confirmation
They look a lot more gold in real life

blitzgirl Mon 05-Sep-16 20:10:37

That's really lovely! I think the gold and blue do work but if you're anything like me then gold is a bit too..... Gold?! You're right silver would look heaps better. Maybe get blue toggles - I'm guessing they are gold too? And then try the sandpaper technique as I think those poppers would be really hard to remove

Fuzzypeggy Mon 05-Sep-16 20:23:34

Thanks, I will. I'll report back on my success or failure!

keeponkeepinon Tue 06-Sep-16 22:59:55

I've just got this coat too and I'm feeling the same about the buttons. I am dithering whether to keep it or not. I think nail Polish might work though I do think the colour will soften over time.

Oldraver Tue 06-Sep-16 23:06:36

I've put on press studs both at home and in a profesional capacity.. and I wouldn't bother trying to change then. They are really hard to get off.

I was going to suggest nail varnish...there might be something you can put on them to dull the colour

I dont like gold fastening either

CointreauVersial Tue 06-Sep-16 23:39:43

I bought a blue jacket, perfect apart from some really nasty decorative gold studs up the front. I couldn't work out how to prise them off, so I bought some dark blue enamel paint (I think I found it in B&Q, but you could also look in a craft shop).

I painted each one carefully with a small brush, and they virtually disappeared!

ChrissieLatham Tue 06-Sep-16 23:45:19

I know what you mean about gold coloured poppers and zips, they make an outfit look really cheap. River island and primark are the usual contenders.

Fuzzypeggy Wed 07-Sep-16 07:14:54

Enamel paint sounds like a great idea, thanks! I'll try that as I'm going to a craft shop later anyway.
Yes it is a shame really, I don't mind the dull matt bronze studs that you sometimes see, but bright shiny gold isn't for me.

keeponkeepinon Wed 07-Sep-16 11:25:05

fuzzy, is it just me or does yours seem bulkier than on the model? The arms look a really neat fit on the website but it feels bigger on me. A smaller size wouldn't fasten up at the front though. I am still dithering over it. It may be because it's too hot and sunny here to appreciate a warm dry winter coat! It's smarter than the one I have anyway.

Fuzzypeggy Wed 07-Sep-16 12:07:54

Mine doesn't really look particularly bulky but having said that, it's a bit too small with the lining in, and tight round the arms. I'm not worried about that because I don't want to use the lining anyway. I suspect that the model is wearing the smallest size that she would fit into, and is not wearing the lining, which probably makes it look more fitted and smaller. If I put the lining in it does look a bit bulkier.
I have to say I'm not 100% in love with the coat and I would never have bought it at full price in a million years. But for the £50 that I paid, it's a great waterproof jacket which doesn't look like I bought it at Go Outdoors or somewhere like that. It will be great for rainy days for a number of years and that suits me. Do you think you'll keep yours?

keeponkeepinon Wed 07-Sep-16 12:45:22

I'm not 100% either tbh. But it's a good coat at a good price. I'm wondering about trying on a seasalt seafolly before I decide. I know these aren't a winter coat so I'd have to wear big jumpers underneath. Mind you, that would not be any good for work. I'm not sure what it is that's stopping me loving the coat, I am worried it's a bit aging.

keeponkeepinon Wed 07-Sep-16 12:53:47

I'm worried it's a bit....middle aged....but the balance of practicality and feeling like I haven't just got something from the outdoor shop is hard to find. Is warm dry and stylish totally impossible?
I'm also worried that I have been swayed by a 'bargain'. If this same jacket was from another shop/generic brand with the same price tag (but not a massive reduction) would I still pick it up? I'm not too swayed by brands normally.

Fuzzypeggy Wed 07-Sep-16 13:15:46

I know, it is tricky. I've decided that there really aren't any properly stylish waterproof coats out there but I'm not worried about this coat being aging. I will wear it on rainy school run days when I wear a lot of boyfriend jeans and "fashion" trainers etc so I think it will look fine, really can't think of anything better as a waterproof coat and I've certainly not seen one when I've been out and about. Coats can be difficult but like anything, it's what you wear it with and how you wear it that makes it look nice or otherwise.

Fuzzypeggy Wed 07-Sep-16 13:18:28

By the way, currently painting the million gold press studs with enamel paint and it's working a treat. Just realised though that I'll also have to tackle the opposite part of the stud too which may not be so easy!

keeponkeepinon Wed 07-Sep-16 14:21:34

Ah! Did you get the paint from b&q?

Fuzzypeggy Wed 07-Sep-16 14:38:28

No I got it from Hobbycraft

keeponkeepinon Wed 07-Sep-16 18:00:26

I tried it again without pulling the elastic in at the waist and it looked better - not quite so bundled up.
I'm still wondering about the seasalt seafolly or a wool peacoat though.

Fuzzypeggy Wed 07-Sep-16 18:49:19

Wool pea coat sounds nice. Totally different though! I really need a waterproof one otherwise my coat collection would consist entirely of wool coats and cotton or leather jackets, all without hoods!

keeponkeepinon Wed 07-Sep-16 18:58:26

Yep....grin not at all practical! !

Fuzzypeggy Wed 07-Sep-16 19:02:41

Just looked at the seasalt one, it does look nice but shorter. It probably looks nicer because of that fact but I prefer a waterproof coat to cover my bum a bit. Why are coats so difficult??!!

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