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Topic: Recovering a filofax  (Read 1222 times)
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« on: July 13, 2011 04:49:45 AM »

I'm not sure if this is the right topic for this, so sorry if it's in the wrong place.

I have a grubby filofax that currently has a red pleather cover, and I'm thinking of recovering it but I'm not sure how. I thought about fabric, particularly oilcloth but am not too sure how to go about it. I was thinking of using mod podge, but haven't used it before so not too sure what the easiest way is.

Any suggestions please?
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011 03:33:21 AM »

If you're doing fabric, I have had great sucess covering solid surfaces (like wood) with fabric using Elmer's spray adhesive.  It does a great job if I spray just the solid surface then stick it on.  And this stuff is REALLy sticky, so I take the item I'm spraying and put it on newspaper so I don't get the adhesive on anything else. 
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011 02:02:20 PM »

Is that stuff available in the UK? I've never heard of it! Or would any strong spray adhesive work (have never used it). Thanks  Smiley
willow wares
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011 07:47:00 PM »

Well I'm not an expert on what's available in the UK, but a brief browsing of the UK Amazon didn't find it.  This looks to be the same stuff, however:
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011 01:18:09 AM »

Elmers is the same as Spray Mount. I used both when working for a commercial artist.

Spray Mount will allow you to move the material until it is properly placed. Then you leave it to dry and it shouldn't move.

I haven't tried it on filofaxes but have recovered tatty folders with some success.

You can get Spray Mount, and generic versions, in any art or craft shop.

Good luck

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