Painting a plaid fabric couch - any advice?

Snance
by Snance
+6
Answered
I am familiar with painting on fabric, but has anyone painted over a flower, plaid or striped fabric? Will the paint cover evenly? I am looking at purchasing a used plaid couch which I would be painting one solid color. Has anyone had success with this? I've attached a photo of the couch in question.
q painting a plaid fabric couch any advice
  9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 23, 2017
    if you use the correct fabric paint there is no reason why it would not work.

  • Snance Snance on Mar 23, 2017
    Any advice on fabric paint you would recommend? On my last project (small solid colored ottoman) I used latex paint mixed with fabric medium. Any suggestions are welcome.

  • William William on Mar 23, 2017
    Dupli Color Fabric Paint from an auto parts store.

  • Rita Stein Schwartz Rita Stein Schwartz on Mar 24, 2017
    I've never painted furniture but I know from painting (with acrylic paints) on a striped shirt that the pattern tends to bleed through. I also recently saw a "fail" online. Someone had painted a chair with a floral pattern. While the chair looked clean and the colors were different, you could still clearly see the pattern. I wouldn't invest a lot of money in this project, but, if you try it, I'd love to see the result (especially if it works). Good luck.

  • Juanita Pierce Juanita Pierce on Mar 25, 2017
    Painting an entire couch? You might want to think about a nice slip cover from, say, Wayfair or BB&B.

  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 25, 2017
    i second the slip cover idea. lots easier than painting.

  • Loretta Loretta on Mar 26, 2017
    Go to Pinterest and search: how to paint a couch tutorials. A little bit down on the right side of the page you will find a plaid wing chair with directions on how to paint it. It's by 2 bees in a pod. Good luck!

  • S S on Mar 28, 2017
    I once painted over a large awning stripe and had no problem with peek a boo stripes. Looked beautiful and lasted for years.

  • Kcama Kcama on Mar 29, 2017
    Even if the design showed through, it would have a tone-on-tone effect and might be more interesting than a solid color.