Yes you can paint a fabric chair. Here are the creations of other Hometalk members so that you can read what they did and learn tips from several members. I hope this helps. Wishing you the best.
Here is a helpful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8XqKcEWp-w
Hi Kathy, there are lots of ideas here:
Hello. Here is a link that could be helpful.
How to paint your microfiber couch to look like real leather! | Lily Ardor - Fabric Paint
I've heard a lot of good things about chalk paint and wax.
Here's a video tutorial from the creator of Debi's DIY Design Diary paint, and she painted an entire velvet sofa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwEz633cwQQ