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Tulip Fabric Spray Paint
does that paint work well?
Hi Katie! Yes, it works really well for what I’ve used it for, including this chair and my son’s chair seat. Check out the comments on the original post for lots of tips and feedback. Thanks for taking the time to comment – they always make me smile
How many bottles would it take for a small Lazy Boy recliner? Just a guess-timate.
I’m sorry,but my best guess would be… a lot. This one took about five bottles. But, my son’s chair cushion didn’t take even half of a bottle because it is cotton and soaked it right up. It would depend on the type of fabric.
Hi would this work on white leather seat cushion?
I am not sure about how it works on leather, sorry! Let me know how it works if you try it.
Do you think it would work on a favorite patio umbrella? Would it hold up to sun and rain?
I don’t know, I haven’t used it on anything for outside. If you try it, please let me know how it works for you. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
I imagine that if you scotch guarded the umbrella after applying the paint, that it would work. Just a thought..
Or Modge podge as well! I have done with fabrics outside that we don’t sit on however it stiffens it so u may not be able to close the umbrella you could also use clear polyurethane I do on silks protects wonderful from elements!
Greetings! Great idea! On what fabric can it be used on? And where can I purchase it????
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Hi – so glad you found me! It can be used on all kinds of fabric – I’ve used it on quite a few things, from chairs to curtains, to lampshades. I bought it from Michael’s craft store.
Love this idea. Does it make the fabric stiff? Any suggestions on how to make sure the paint gets into all of the cracks and folds?
Thanks! No, it doesn’t get stiff or crunchy at all. I used a paint brush to work it into the cracks and crevices.
Is there every a problem with the dye color coming off onto clothing?
This may be my affordable answer to “reupholstering!”
No problems with the dye rubbing off or transferring to clothing. Great product!
If there was an old stain on the fabric do you think it would cover it up?
Depends on the stain and the color you want to cover it with… Black covered a stain on my son’s chair.
What a great idea!!! I have a wing-back recliner that I would love to change the color of. It’s to good a chair to just get rid of, so I thank you for sharing this idea.
This is a great idea! I just found a website Upholsteryfabricpaint.com the sells larger bottles with a spray nozzle. I says to do a wing back chair you would need 6 bottles of their kind $69. They have a great selection, and they were featured on the today show. I’m going to order mine today, I thinks it’s worth the 69.00 since I was bou to give it away thinks again.
Oh wow, that sounds like an awesome idea. My couch is made of some kind of brown suede fabric, do you think the fabric spray paint would work on it?
I love Pinterest for just this sort of thing! I never imagined there was a product like this around anywhere. Love all the comments and your replies, too! Happy DIY projecting!
Thanks! I’m having fun with all of it
Did anyone ever figure out if the paint transfers to other fabrics? That’s what I’m skeptical about….I don’t want to do this and then have the color all over all of our backsides ))!!!! Anyone?!
Hi Kelly! I think I’ve been asked this question more than any other. I have had no problems with the color transferring or rubbing off on to anyone else’s clothes. I have used it on three chairs so far and would still highly recommend it.
Just a thought…. I used RIT dye mixed with water in an old spray bottle to dye my couch. The color is not nearly as rich as with this product, but waaay cheaper. Worked gr8 as an alternative if you are broke like me
I tried this method with alcohol and dye, but the color just came right off on my hand after it dried. Can’t sit on it at all What did I do wrong?
Im not sure. I used rit dye and plain water, though I can’t see why the alcohol would have made a big difference. The only thing I think is that our fabrics were different?? My chair is sort of a suede material. I sprayed it on there and wiped it off with a wet rag. My grandma did say that when she did it, she let it dry completely, then used a damp cloth to scrub it to remove any excess, but I didnt even need to do that. I sit in this chair everyday and the color has never come off. hope this helps..good luck!
Tara, I have been wondering if I could use rit dye to do my couch. How much did you use and how much dye to how much water?
Great idea! I work in an elementary school and have wanted to redo the chairs in my office to a more kid-friendly, updated fabric but haven’t found what I wanted anywhere. This way I could design my own. Thanks!
LOVE your idea!!! This is going to fix 2 chairs I have had for years and couldn’t afford the recover!!!! BLESS YOU!
Good luck with them! Send me pics if you try this
This is really cool do you know if it would cover a floral print . Where do you get the fabic paint?
Great job on this project! It came out beautifully… Do you happen to know how the paint works over contrasting colors? I noticed the blue took well to the original color of the chair in THIS project, but I’m thinking of going orange on a chair that is pale blue. Also… do you think using RIT underneath it would make the color any richer or is the paint enough? Thoughts?
I think if you are covering a lighter color with a darker color, it might work pretty well, because it has a little thickness to it. I haven’t had much luck with RIT, but that could just be me. Plus, I’d be afraid that it would rub onto clothe because you can’t rinse it out after you apply it (with I think is necessary for it not to rub off. Let me know if you try it.
I have a dark plum colored sofa. I love it just hate the dark color. Do you think the fabric dye would work if I wanted to make the sofa a light tan color?
can’t wait to try this. $69 pretty cheap for a ‘new’ recliner. i painted a pair of shoes and love the way they look, now, so i’m ready to move on.
where do get this paint and does it really work!
I bought it at Michael’s, and they have it at Joann Fabrics too. I have also seen it at Walmart. I love how this paint has worked for me, and recommend it completely
OMG, I’m thrilled to have found this Pin! I have a HUGE tufted armless chair that has faded horribly…I moved it to the basement thinking that I would eventually put it to the curb…so glad I didn’t!!!! Going to try this soon!!!!
How does the fabric feel after it’s been painted? Is it stiff or does it still have a “fabric” feel?
On this chair, it feels like it did before. The cotton chairs I used it on are super soft still, the color just got absorbed into the fibers.
Our Church is redoing our sanctuary and has removed all the pews! I have taken 2 pews to use as seating in our dining room kinda like bench seating but I dont like the color so was looking for away to change it! I wonder if this would work?
I am so envious of your pews! I would love to put one in my breakfast area! I would give this a try, but it’s going to take a lot of bottles for something so long, so be warned! You could also try Simply Spray, which I understand is a little easier to apply to such large areas since it’s an aerosol. Best of luck – let me know how they turn out!
this is such a great idea. thanks for sharing
So glad I found you – can’t wait to try this! I still have the arm covers (do they even make those anymore?) from my 15-year-old chair and sofa that I’d love to paint (large floral) – may practice on those. Thanks for a great Pin!
Hi Laurie! Thanks for the sweet comments I am always hesitant to try something new on a big piece of furniture. Arm covers are perfect for experimenting on! Let me know how it turns out!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea! Have you tried this on microfiber? Also, any tips on application (I couldn’t find your tutorial on this if you have one); did you spray and then even it out with a sponge brush? Necessary to thin out the paint with water? Any advice you have is greatly appreciated; I have microfiber dining room chairs I would love to try this on. Thanks again!
I haven’t tried it on microfiber, sorry! And I used a brush on the blue/green chair to really get it into all the folds, etc. I didn’t have to use anything on my son’s chair though, it went on super easily and pretty evenly with only spraying it on. No need to thin it out either – it’s the easiest method I’ve tried.
i found an amazinghuge ottoman at a rinky dink thrift store for 10bucks and it is in perfect condition..but faded in some spots, I CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THIS!!!
you made my day! i have an old chair that i love and is in perfect shapebut the fabric … well its olden style colors! doesn’t so much go with my decore but now i can fix it!!! thanks you so much for posting this fantastic idea!!
How about carpet? Has anyone tried this? It is usually classified as fabric, isn’t it? I dyed my old carpet years ago with a combination of rit dye and salt to set it and it lasted until we finally could afford to replace the carpet. The denim dye and salt produced a deep and light blue salt and pepper effect that I got many compliments on. It was an ugly tan carpet originally (the kind landlords love to put in rentals). Now I would like to dye a smaller area as I am older and handicapped.
Hi Jay – I’m not sure how it would work on carpet, I’ve never tried it. Can you test it on an inconspicuous spot? Sorry I don’t have more information for you. Eliesa
How long did it take to dry?
A couple hours, I think. It’s been a while, so I don’t exactly remember. But the more you use, the longer it takes to dry. I know I waited overnight to bring it back into the house, just to be certain. Thanks for stopping by!
Ican’t wait to try this…I have two years that are in great shape but ugly color! We remodeled our bathroom and I have four nice rugs that are fairly new, I changed the color in my bathroom so they don’t match now. Has anyone tried this on rugs?
Thanks so much for the post and all of that leave comments! Helps a lot!
Sorry I meant chairs…lol!
Awesome- thanks for sharing – cant wait to try it
Hello from LA (lower Alabama) I used Rit and hot water to dye my beige carpet. It was all done by hand with a spray bottle Almost ruined my right hand. My sis got smarter and used a pump up sprayer to do her office at work and it worked great, just make sure you use one that has never had chemicals and pesticides in it! I also did my window seat cushions, which had a flower design. . . .a jacquard type fabric. I dyed it navy blue, and it lasted over 5 years or more. Since the sun is strong there, I will try your fabric spray and maybe it will last longer than the dye I used. I tip my hat to the Rit Co. for the carpet still looks great!
Will it work on flower prints?
Do you think this would cover a bright floral print Lazyboy recliner?
It will change the color, but the pattern will show through.
I am curious as to how the texture of the material turns out after you use the spray fabric paint?? Does the fabric retain its texture, softness and pliablity.. or does it become stiff/ rubbery? Thank you .. Xx
thanks for sharing this……I have two wingback chairs and I think I will try that on them…..thanks again for the awesome idea….
Does the fabric feel the same as it did before the paint?
Yes. This particular fabric was not soft, but more of a polyester. It felt the same afterwards. I used it on a cotton chair too, and it was even better. Felt exactly the same after. This definitely was easier to use on the cotton chair, as it soaked up the color like a sponge. The polyester chair was a little more labor intense, as well as needing more spray. Hope that helps!
Thanks : )
Awesome information I have a damask flower loveseat that is beautiful but no longer matches our decor as we just updated the entire room. Do you think I could go from a pastel damask to a white? We just painted the room a mid grey with white accents. I want to have small lemon or aqua accents to set all else off. Thank you
I am not sure. I tried it on a patterned pillow before, and it covered the color, but you could still see the print. Does that make sense? Can you try it in a spot no one sees, like underneath the chair?
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