Asked on Jul 24, 2017

Dyeing a microfiber couch?

Tova Pearl
by Tova Pearl
Is it possible to dye a microfiber (synthetic fabric) couch? it's pretty old and yucky in terms of the upholstery and I just want a different color. The color now is light tan. thanks!

  7 answers
  • Rin10812207 Rin10812207 on Jul 24, 2017
    Put it in Microwave

  • Tammy Tammy on Jul 24, 2017
    I've never died upholstery but I know you can paint it. Add fabric medium to color of your choice. Good luck!

  • Claire Amirault Claire Amirault on Jul 24, 2017
    Yes, it ispossible, but unfortunately it will start to fade almost immediately. I have a slip cover in a beach house that I dye every year. It looks beautiful for several weeks, but slowly starts to fade and by the end of the season it is back to the original fade look. I have heard they can be painted quite successfully with acrylic paint. Look up a tutorial on line...

  • Paint it! Synthetic fabrics do not absorb dye like natural fibers. Chances are you will not be happy.

  • Taylor.kimberly001 Taylor.kimberly001 on Jul 24, 2017
    Hello. Any fabric can be dyed but the question would be how would you dye the entire sofa? I can make a few suggestions:
    1st. Buy a Slipcover
    2nd. Re Upholster the sofa
    3rd. Buy some new fabric that you like and tuck the in the back and sides. You can wrap the pillows with the new fabric and use velcro the tighten the edges. This is the no sew suggestion.
    4th. Paint the sofa. I saw a post where a HomeTalker painted a set of wing back chairs.
    5th. You can always browse through the HomeTalk network and look at different options that you have in changing the look of the sofa. I hope these few suggestions helped. Have a good D.I.Ying!!

  • Jackie Jackie on Jul 24, 2017
    My sister painted her dining room chair cushions with chalk paint then sealed them with Annie Sloan's wax. This was about 4 years ago and they are still beautiful.

  • Scu22155885 Scu22155885 on Jul 24, 2017
    I have used spray paint on fabric and it came out fine