Asked on Mar 24, 2015

Painting upholstered furniture

Katie Allbee
by Katie Allbee
I'm considering painting my sofa and am a little confused by all the different suggestions I'm finding. Can anyone make recommendations for the best result in painting upholstery? I've seen a lot about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, but I've also seen fabric spray paint and painting with regular latex paint. I would love to hear from someone who's done this project. Thanks!
  6 answers
  • Suzanne Suzanne on Mar 24, 2015
    once used fabric spray worked great, but came off on people's clothes when they sat on the chair.

  • Ron Skidmore Ron Skidmore on Mar 24, 2015
    I would DEFINITELY use the spray fabric paint. You will never get it to look right with the chalk system .Also I would find the right spray clear sealer to put on it .That will also protect your paint and your clothes.

  • Mary Wheeler Mary Wheeler on Mar 24, 2015
    Try a sample in a hidden area first such as underside of couch cushion, back fabric etc. I have seen several versions including the chalk paint and a version that uses paint and fabric conditioner. Search Pinterest and Hometalk.

  • Sharon Irvin Sharon Irvin on Mar 24, 2015
    There is actually a spray paint for furniture, stays soft and does not come off on your clothes, just do a search for spray paint for furniture and the web site will come up

  • Country Design Home Country Design Home on Mar 24, 2015
    Not sure what style of sofa you have. But when I needed to change the color of mine, I pulled all of the slipcovers and cushion covers off and dyed them in the washing machine with Rita dye

  • Carol Carol on Mar 25, 2015
    Visit I am in the middle of painting my sofa right now using her suggestions and directions, and so far, she's been spot on. It's going very well. Amazing coverage. My sofa is highly patterned and colored as was hers. And I spent almost the exact amount of money that she did.