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Question: I am in the midst of tricking out my walker. It has aluminum legs that are coated with some sort of paint, and also a fake leather/vinyl seat thing.

If I wanted to paint either/both of these things, what kind of paint should I use? I was thinking of puff fabric paint on the seat, but I know that can peel rather easily off of t-shirts even, so that seemed ill-advised. It is black, by the way. Black and boring.

I have already knitted removable & washable yarn bombing for some sections of the walker, but in other areas the yarn would interfere with the walker.

ETA: I should mention that I have a stash of model paints.

Date: 2012-09-05 05:16 pm (UTC)
omens: sun shining through leaves (Default)
From: [personal profile] omens
I'm not sure about paints, but have you considered tape for the legs? Like what people use when they make hula hoops, electrical tape in all sorts of colours, or shiny metallic tapes?

People do some pretty cool stuff with tape, and it looks washable.

Date: 2012-09-05 05:55 pm (UTC)
killing_rose: Raven/corvid in the frozen surf (Default)
From: [personal profile] killing_rose
My default response to anything is "duct tape"! (That said, the last time I was anywhere near your neck of the woods, I could not find my usual range and breadth of colors and patterns.)

Date: 2012-09-05 06:51 pm (UTC)
altamira16: A sailboat on the water at dawn or dusk (Default)
From: [personal profile] altamira16
This was going to be my suggestion.

Date: 2012-09-05 10:29 pm (UTC)
smeddley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] smeddley
Duct tape and electrical tape (as previously mentioned) come in tons of great colors/designs. I'd go that route, because it's changeable, as well!

But if you want paint... and it pains me to say this... but the Martha Stewart paint from Michael's sticks to just about everything. I've painted both metal and plastic, and it actually works.

Date: 2012-11-16 02:48 pm (UTC)
southernmyst: (Default)
From: [personal profile] southernmyst
I see you already got an answer for your question, so now I'm left wondering - have you finished it yet? This is a brilliant idea; walkers are so plain and boring, aren't they?


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