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Asked on May 17, 2019

How to paint a leather trunk table?

Sidney Rippy McLaughlinK. RuppVickymcreations


I have a leather trunk table I’d like to paint. What is best product to use and best process?Thank you.

4 answers
  • Peggy Burnette
    on May 17, 2019

    Hi Diana, this is Peggy. I hope this is the information you are looking for. Good luck with your project. DIY painted old trunk step by step | the Home | Trunk redo, Trunk ...

    1. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/75716837457751121/

    The Best Paint for Furniture Makeovers – No Sanding No Priming – DIY .... 16 Old Trunks Turned Coffee Tables That Bring Extra Storage and Character Vintage ...

  • Vickymcreations
    on May 17, 2019

    here is another article which may help https://churchstreetdesigns.com/milk-paint-trunk-makeover/#_a5y_p=6531991

    personally I would be tempted to watch an annie sloan video on painting leather with chalk paint


  • K. Rupp
    on May 17, 2019

    You could technically paint it with some fabric paint. Check out my post https://karupp-did.net/a-boot-makeover-shop-your-attic/. I know this post was a boot makeover but I talk all about painting the faux pleather. If I were to paint a pleather or leather trunk, I would do it similarly. Hope it helps! In the post though I polished the shoes afterwards, so I would be cautious of that if you wanted to sit on the trunk so to not stain your clothes but it might be interesting to check out some finishing waxes or polish if you don't care. But my post gives some helpful information on painting pleather if that is something you might be interested doing. If you don't like the fabric paints they have available as an acceptable color for a trunk, what I would do is buy ANY COLOR latex paint and add a fabric medium into it. Try liquitex fabric medium or ceramcoat textile medium. Just google these 2 products and follow the directions on the bottle to mix with paint. I haven't used these 2 fabric mediums yet so I don't have one of my own posts for you but I have thought about doing it myself and I would use these products. I love being able to use my own color especially when it comes to home decor. good luck!

  • Sidney Rippy McLaughlin
    on May 21, 2019

    If the trunk is real leather, there is a paint called Cova Color made specifically for leather.

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