Can I use chalk paint on a bungee cord chair?

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I want to change the color of my chair (199.00 at containter store so i'm not buying a new one). I was wondering if i can use chalk paint on the cords -- they're material but flexible like elastic so the seat will move when i sit on it. I want the paint to stick but not become stiff. Should i water it down a little? Thanks for your help.


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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Dec 10, 2019

    Could you post a picture of your chair please so that we can see what you are working with?

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Dec 10, 2019

    I am not sure that chalk paint would be the right choice for this, perhaps a fabric paint would be a better choice.

  • William William on Dec 11, 2019

    I don't know about chalk paint. Never used it. But regular paint with a 50/50 mix of water will act as a stain and soak into the cords.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Dec 11, 2019

    I agree with Chloe, I'd use fabric paint and follow directions on bottle. Good luck.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Dec 11, 2019

    Can you remove the bungee chord and dip dye them (eg Rit dye)? That’s the only way I can see colour change that won’t flake off when the bungee expands etc.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 13, 2019

    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..... https://www.ritdye.com/techniques/tie-dye/squirt-bottle-technique/ they have a new formula for synthetics called Dye More

  • Sue Gregor Sue Gregor on Dec 14, 2019

    This is the chair. I bought fabric paint yesterday so I’ll try it this weekend. Thank you for your suggestions. I like the rit dye spraying idea too. Both seem to need heat to set. Do you think that’s really important? Is a hair dryer enough? Or do I really need to try an iron? Thanks again. It’s so nice to have knowledgeable people to help me.