How to Paint Upholstery

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Hey Chandler!

Painting your furniture is a great, inexpensive way to personalize your home! Painting your furniture is a lot cheaper than completely reupholstering it and you can make it the perfect color for your home!

What you’ll need:

1 quart of either acrylic or latex satin paint in the color of your choice

1 spray bottle full of water (refillable)

1 paint brush

Fabric medium (equal to the amount of paint you use

Super fine grit sand paper

1. Wipe down the chair or couch so it’s totally clean.

2. Mix together 1:1 parts paint with the fabric medium. The fabric medium will help the fabric from becoming hard. Next, mix in water. There should be about ½ as much water as there is paint (1 part water, 2 parts paint).

3. Spray a section of the chair generously with water and rub the water into the fabric. Brush on the paint while blending it in. This base coat is supposed to be very watered down, so don’t overuse the mixture. Be sure to brush with the grain on your last stroke so the fabric doesn’t dry out of place.

4. Apply two coats of this watered down mixture to the chair. Each layer should be very thin and apply more water if it is too thick in some places. Be sure to let each layer dry before starting a new one.

5. Sand down any particularly rough patches of your chair in the direction of the grain.

6. Finally, apply the top coat. Once again, mix 1:1 parts paint with fabric medium, adding in only a small amount of water to dilute the mixture. This will be the coat that gives the chair its deep color, so paint this layer more generously and fully. Let dry.

7. Enjoy!

We hope you love your unique chair that you’ve made yourself! For other innovative ideas, check out our Pinterest page!

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