Instructables

Re-colouring a book cover help needed!

I have an old hardback  fairy tale book that I would like to recolour. Its a white cover (very grubby).
Whats best to use to colour it that can be set so the colour wont rub off onto anything else in the future if it gets a little wet or something?
(im in UK for products)

Thanks!!!

thematthatter8 months ago
Get some fabric and some school glue(PVA) and you can recover it that way.
taemuli (author)  thematthatter8 months ago
i dont want to recover it as it has a nice gold print on the front. i need to recolour it but using something that i can set so it doesnt come off onto anything else
Kiteman8 months ago
Whatever you use, you can prevent it rubbing off by covering it, either with one of the clear plastic dust jackets used by libraries, or more neatly with a wrap of sticky backed plastic (are you old enough to remember the hey days if Blue Peter?).
taemuli (author)  Kiteman8 months ago
plastic wont look nice for the finish i want. i still just want it as the normal cover
Kiteman taemuli8 months ago
Ah, I see.

Possibly a fabric dye, used as paint?
taemuli (author)  Kiteman8 months ago
thats what i was thinking but i need to be able to set it so it doesnt come off if it possibly gets a little wet
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!