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« on: June 23, 2010 11:59:20 PM »

Hi! I recently found some absolutely GREAT vintage suitcases at a local Goodwill for like $1 a piece!!! (couldn't pass it up, obviously) Anywho... because they are that "wonderful" ancient ugly blue/grey color, I decided I should paint them. However, they are made out of something that is either like vinyl or pleather or something. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could use as a primer that would stick to this kind of material? I was thinking that the spray paint that is made for plastics should work?

Any suggestions? Thanks so much!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010 06:50:15 AM »

This site seems to be pretty good with information on exactly how to do the painting!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010 10:52:01 PM »

Cool! Thanks so much SevsOnlyGirl! That was exactly what I was trying to find Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010 12:10:09 PM »

You're welcome!  It was kind of difficult to find! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010 08:04:21 AM »

Here is a step by step that I found that might help as well  http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/vintage-polka-dot-suit-case

as for primer, I highly recommend Kliz. I have not used the spray primer yet, but I am a semi-professional house painter and I swear by their regular primer. It stands to reason that their spray primer would be just as good.
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