I'd seen lots and lots of before/ afters with painted furniture but just wasn't sure that I could be as good as everyone made it seem. Well, I'm a believer. The new bright color is SO much better than this dirty drab upholstery, and NO sewing or piping fuss. The fabric isn't quite as soft as the original velvet, but it's not a bit stiff. (I probably wouldn't do this for a piece of furniture that I'd be sitting on all day every day like our family room couch, but I will DEFINITELY do this again for more occasional seating.)
Finished product- worth it, right?!
This was the chair before... the fabric choice is important. Any fabric with a pattern in the weave WILL show up under the paint so just be aware of that.
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Published July 15th, 2014 7:40 PM
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Herlinda Sanchez on Jul 22, 2014I saw a little tear, does the paint cover it, n how long does it take to dry, I found 2 chairs n the cushion are very good, but very dirty , it off white n stripes of light beige,when people seat or drop liquid does the paint stain the clothes, TY
Sandy Tromin on Apr 22, 2015how much paint, fabric medium etc ..do I need to do a couch front and back?? sice it seems to use about 3 coats. are you talking about a gallon of latex wall paint? or is it some other kind of paint??