Spray Paint Outdoor Fabrics? Kick Some Color Into Your Old Umbrella!!

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Full transparency here; I pulled this hack from a YouTuber named Ryan who happens to have the same umbrella. In the video, they restore the entire umbrella. Mine was in pretty good shape except for the fabric.

Check out this transformation below, and be sure to see the full post here.

Let’s Kick Some Colour Back Into Your Patio Umbrella With This Super Simple DIY project.

Your patio umbrella probably sucks!

Mine did, and I didn’t really care. I just accepted that it’s old and ugly and I can leave it or replace it with new fabric, which didn’t seem too thrilling. That was until I saw this awesome DIY with the same faded 11 foot Solar Umbrella.

Can you Spray Paint an Umbrella?

Can you spray paint outdoor fabrics?

Imagine all future spray-paint project possibilities.

Off to the hardware store I went, returning shortly after with 3 cans of Rustoleum Painters Touch Apple Red Spray paint in a satin finish.

Can 1 of Rust-Oleum 2x covered about 1/3 of the umbrella.

But, 3 cans down and I was pretty happy with the results.

The colour is a perfect match too. Almost identical to the original, so the inside matches well.

Hope you loved this DIY, and spray painting! It's bad-ass!!

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  • Lovesunique Lovesunique on May 08, 2021

    I have a market style umbrella. I'm thinking of leaving the cover on the frame and painting it while it's tilted on the ground. I would only have to cover the wooden top. Do you think that would work?

  • Dee Balbaugh Dee Balbaugh on May 11, 2021

    Can you spray paint indoor/outdoor carpets?

  • Anna Almond Anna Almond on May 13, 2021

    What can cover bleach stains on black fabric

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  • Wandamurline Wandamurline on Jun 18, 2021

    I found spray UV protecting fabric paint at Home Depot the other day and am going to spray mine. This new paint is made for fabrics and from what it says is UV protecting so it should not fade as bad....will post when I use it and let you know how it goes.

  • Marjorie Marjorie on May 03, 2022

    I did this several years ago, it lasted 2 years & then the umbrella material got hard & rotted. I wish I would have known about fabric paint.