Asked on Jan 18, 2015

Seagrass headboard and storage trunk outdated color

by Allison
Does anyone know of a way to change the color of seagrass? Stain? Love my items but would love them more if they were not the blonde colr but darker.
  5 answers
  • Joyce Hartman-Roten Joyce Hartman-Roten on Jan 18, 2015
    Try brushing on some liquid fabric dye!
  • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Jan 18, 2015
    @Allison perhaps you can try a small part on the back of the headboard to see how it will work. I have sea grass shelves that I used spray rustoleom on, but it took a few cans to cover it. I imagine you could use stain to change the colour as well - but don't use cheesecloth as it will get stuck in the sea grass and make a mess of your piece. You may want to apply a coat of polyurethane when it dries to prevent chipping. Do post a pic and an update of what you do.
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Jan 19, 2015
    I use wood stain on rattan. Just try an inconspicuous area. For a top coat, I use a stain/poly in one or a spray poly. I use a bristle apply the stain.
  • Tris Smith Tris Smith on Jan 19, 2015
    Stain or paint or dye. I would think that any would work. My suggestion would be to go buy a small sea grass basket at a craft store to practice on and see which technique that you like the best. Good luck!
  • Kathleen Kathleen on Jan 19, 2015
    You might want to call the manufacture of the dye before using it. Someone used dye on a rug in a rental house we own and the color rubbed off on everything! I called the dye company and they were not surprised and there was no way to correct it.