Asked on Apr 21, 2020

How can I dye or paint my bungee chair?

BetsyKathy Gunter LawEm


Basicsally I have had this bungee chair forever, but I am redoing my room and don't exactly want to get rid of it, but I don't like the color anymore. What are some ideas on how to paint or dye it? What should I use? Thanks!

This is an example of the kind of chair it is.

10 answers
  • Simple Nature Decor
    Simple Nature Decor
    on Apr 21, 2020

    There are fabric sprays you can use for painting it

  • Cindy
    on Apr 21, 2020

    Hi Kaylalala. I like the idea of using stencils. Since the chair is in your bedroom, I suggest using soft pastel colors. Good luck Kaylalala. Stay well and healthy.

  • Peggy Burnette
    Peggy Burnette
    on Apr 21, 2020

    Hi this is Peggy. I found a question similar to yours answered by our great tem of hometalkers. I hope this helps you. Stay well. I agree, paint will just crack and peel off a stretchy cord like bungee cords..... I would use Rit Dye in the spray bottle technique.... no need to take cords off..... they have a new formula for synthetics called Dye More

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Apr 21, 2020

    Hi! These are great suggestions, but, just to be different, how about something like this?

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Apr 21, 2020

    You could always use spray paint.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Apr 21, 2020

    Hi there,

    You could make tie on pillows/cushions!

  • K. Rupp
    K. Rupp
    on Apr 21, 2020

    Use a fabric spray paint. Do you know what kind of fabric it is? They even have outdoor fabric spray paints for a heavy duty use. Here is a good brand to use :

    This spray paint is very good, I even used it on faux leather. Check out my post:

    Sounds like a fun project. Good luck!

  • Em
    on Apr 21, 2020

    Did you try fabric dye. Take outside and test an area underneath the seat. Paint will not adhere well since the bungee material must stretch. If it is a poly blend the dye won't take well but worth a try. Mix a batch of Rit dye and try to paint on a small spot under the seat to see it it works.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Apr 21, 2020

    Dye should work. Paint will crack.

  • Betsy
    on Apr 26, 2020

    Hi Kaylalala: To use the fabric medium, you simply mix 1 part fabric medium with 2 parts acrylic paint. The fabric medium is a liquid that mixes easily with the paint and thins it out a bit. It does not dilute the color of the paint as far as I could tell. Wash and dry your fabric prior to painting if possible, then paint away. Don't forget the fabric medium! A lot of people forget it and are sorry :( Also, don't put on too thick of a coat as it won't dry correctly and will be - well, ugly :) Good luck

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