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Re-colouring a book cover help needed! Answered

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!!!

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thematthatter

4 years ago

Get some fabric and some school glue(PVA) and you can recover it that way.

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taemulithematthatter

Reply 4 years 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

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Kiteman

4 years 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?).

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taemuliKiteman

Reply 4 years ago

plastic wont look nice for the finish i want. i still just want it as the normal cover

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Kitemantaemuli

Reply 4 years ago

Ah, I see.

Possibly a fabric dye, used as paint?

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taemuliKiteman

Reply 4 years 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