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Marienka
« on: June 03, 2013 10:04:46 AM »

About a week ago I posted a frantic request on how to fix my suitcase revamp that failed miserably. The paint was reacting badly with the vinyl and did all sorts of bad things. I then tried to remove said paint and then when it all wouldn't come off (and I had gone temporarily insane) I had just said eff it and painted it with spraypaint. WORST DECISION EVER!

In the end I think it turned out spectacular!



The larger suitcase is papered in music sheets and the smaller one in a book


and all full of my craft stuff:


close up of the beautiful fabric that I got for 3.99 a yard!


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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013 01:33:24 PM »

Those came out great!  So, you say the spray paint was the worst idea ever--how did you end up painting them? Did you use fabric for the part with the pretty blue and yellow design?
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013 08:02:05 PM »

You saved them!! They look great. I echo Leslie's questions - how did you do the outside??
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013 10:41:55 PM »

Wow - fabulous result!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013 06:10:00 AM »

Those came out great!  So, you say the spray paint was the worst idea ever--how did you end up painting them? Did you use fabric for the part with the pretty blue and yellow design?

Okay Ill write down my whole process and what worked and didn't. The fabric is from Hobby Lobby. I got it on sale with a coupon.

1. I painted with white exterior paint - Flaked off and peeled
2. Cheap sspray paint over top the peeling paint - could see the spots that wasn't painted
3. Sanded down the paint really well
4. Expensive PLASTIC spray paint in very very thin coats waited until it was dry - Then it worked
5. Modpodged the fabric on the top and pushed it with a butterknife into the cracks.

The end.

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013 11:30:56 AM »

Thanks for the explanation!
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013 01:28:44 PM »

Today I found the solution to all painting problems!

Krylon Paint + Primer. It is affordable and with another suitcase that i was just gifted it covered in easily in one quick coat. This suitcase was HUGE! It covered it in what would normally take three coats and six cans.
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