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Pasting luggage labels to a leather suitcase Answered

Hi everyone, Looking for a bit of advice, I found an old cow hide suitcase and bought some vintage style adhesive luggage labels. Only question is how to I stop them peeling off. Can I varnish over the whole thing? If so what kind of varnish? I’m worried about damaging the already pretty shabby leather case. Is there a special kind of adhesive I should have used rather than relying on the stickiness of the labels?

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jessyratfink (author)2018-03-13

I would suggest either gloss Mod Podge or Resolene! Resolene is probably the best bet if you can order it - it allows for flexibility and is also water resistant :)

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KateH56 (author)jessyratfink2018-03-13

Thanks! That is super helpful!

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Yonatan24 (author)2018-03-13

The question is how flexible the suitcase is, if the cover needs to be able to flex. Perhaps you experimenting with a scrap piece of leather, if you have some?

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