Redoing my living room. This chair did not look good with new design, but it was comfortable. I had bought Unicorn Spit back when it first came out. Had used it on wood and now wanted to use it on fabric...So I plunged in. It was so easy. 1 day for primer and drying and 3 hours next day for painting. Next day for Scotchgard 3M sealing. Should have done more research on YouTube..Painting Fabric. and unicornspit.com
Painted Chair With Unicorn Spit
Started with an overstuffed chair.
Unicorn Spit recommends using Chalk Paint as a primer, took 2 coats to cover design. After, (key word) priming, did research and should have sanded between coats to keep fabric soft. Needs to dry 24hours between coats.
My Unicorn Spit colors and my inspiration fabric. US dries fast.
The chair was moved around so I could paint comfortably. Usually I work outside,,,too cold, Luckily Unicorn Spit s easy to clean up.
I recommend doing this all in one day to keep the creative rhythm going. It's like water coloring. Spray with water to blend colors or to whip it off. Even after it dries you can reconstitute it. That is why it should be sealed. I used Scotchgard, but after researching, I found you can use wax.
After it dried I could see where it needed some shading and more color balance. Easy.....spray with water and add or take away what you want.
The back is different than the front....creative license. See how much better this chair looks with couch and area rug. Sealed it with Scotchgard. Editing this after your comments. Should have done more research on painting fabric. Sanding, between coats of chalk paint, would have made the fabric softer..
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Published March 4th, 2018 2:23 PM
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