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Fabric paint for leatherette?

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Thistledew Sun 07-Oct-12 22:00:20

Can anyone recommend a type of paint that is suitable for using on leatherette?

I want to make a banner, using up some faux leather I have, and to stencil/paint some letters on in white. Can anyone recommend a paint that will be suitable for this?

The other alternative I have thought of is cutting the letters out of fabric and gluing them on - does anyone have any other fab ideas?

Thanks x

Jellykat Sun 07-Oct-12 22:21:39

How about cutting the letters out of the Leatherette which won't fray, and attaching a single backing fabric piece...much easier then fiddling with gluing letters.

Alternatively you could try an Acrylic paint, its waterproof and won't crack or chip off.

rockinhippy Mon 08-Oct-12 15:38:13

I'd go with cutting out & sticking the letters ORmake stencils & use the type of spray paints graffiti artists use - its reasonable, comes in loads of strong colours & you can buy additional nozzles for a few pence that allow you to change flow size - I've used it recently for a banner using PVC

Thistledew Tue 09-Oct-12 01:05:32

Thanks for the advice, both of you. I will try both suggestions for paint and see which one works best. I do like your idea Jelly of cutting the letters out of the leatherette and using a backing sheet, but I want to make the banner as portable and weatherproof as possible, so think it would add unnecessary weight.

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