Personalized Luggage Makeover with COLORSHOT

Personalized luggage makeover with COLORSHOT

If you want to travel more in the upcoming year, you’ll need some luggage that’s just as stylish as you are! Learn how to make your own personalized luggage with COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint. This simple project is a great way to transform your existing suitcases with your favorite color palette. You’ll never miss your luggage at baggage claim thanks to this vibrant DIY!

What you need:

COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paints (This project uses Orange Slice, Summer Pedicure, Farmer’s Daughter, and Island Girl)

Gold gilding wax

Disposable gloves

Painter’s tape

Drop cloth or protective surface cover

Prepare the luggage for painting

Prepare the luggage for painting

Step 1 Prepare the luggage

Choose which colors you’d like to use for this personalized luggage project and make sure your suitcase is clean, dry, and free of dust or debris. Work in a well-ventilated area and place the luggage on a drop cloth or other protective surface cover to protect from overspray.

Cover wheels, handle, and locks with painter’s tape

Cover wheels, handle, and locks with painter’s tape

Step 2 Cover with painter's tape

Use painter’s tape to cover areas of the luggage you don’t want painted, such as the wheels, handle, and locks.

Apply spray paint to the suitcase

Apply spray paint to the suitcase

Step 3 Apply spray paint

For this personalized luggage project, we’re creating an ombré design with a bright palette that reminds us of a tropical vacation. We’re starting with Orange Slice, a sweet orange shade. Shake the can for at least one minute before applying. Hold the can 6"-10" from the surface and spray paint your suitcase in smooth, even strokes.

Apply the next color of spray paint to the suitcase

Apply the next color of spray paint to the suitcase

Step 4 Apply the next color

Apply the next color of spray paint to your personalized luggage, slightly overlapping the first to create a subtle gradient. We’re using Summer Pedicure, a coral color that complements the orange very nicely! Don’t worry if the paint gets on the bottom section the suitcase— you’ll cover any overspray with the next colors.

Continue applying spray paint to the suitcase

Continue applying spray paint to the suitcase

Step 5 Repeat adding color

Continue to apply spray paint to your personalized luggage, slightly overlapping each color.

We finished our tropical ombré design with Farmer’s Daughter and Island Girl! Allow the paint to dry to the touch before proceeding.

Add metallic accents with gold gilding

Add metallic accents with gold gilding

Step 6 Apply gilding wax

Add metallic accents to your personalized luggage with gold gilding wax! Be sure to wear gloves during application to avoid staining your hands. Remove the painter’s tape and allow your custom painted luggage to dry completely.  

Personalized luggage makeover with COLORSHOT

Personalized luggage makeover with COLORSHOT

Step 7 Reveal!

Once the paint has dried completely, your personalized luggage is ready to use. Create a matching set by repeating this process and get ready for your next adventure!

How will you use COLORSHOT for a personalized luggage makeover? Share your DIYs with us on social media @mycolorshot!