Before we talk about how to paint upholstery, let’s first talk about if we should paint upholstery.
We have a big old fabric chair, and this question was on my mind for almost a year. I feared all the possible failures of painting upholstered furniture:
One: our chair would be as uncomfortable as a pile of crusty baguettes.
Two: our chair would look like the ghostly face of Johnny Depp in a Tim Burton movie…
Three: if I fail, I would not only ruin a still-decent chair, but also make a big mess and waste a ton of time.
In the end, lots of research plus the lure of a bright and happy white fabric chair helped me overcome all the fears and just do it! I am so happy with the result!
No wonder we all love white slip-covered sofas or white fabric chairs. They are the perfect starting points for so many creative decor styles! I can’t help but playing with another color combo!
In this step by step tutorial, I will share everything I have learned about how to paint upholstery –
which paints and fabrics give good results, and which materials to avoid
secrets to make your painted upholstery soft and comfortable to sit in
the pros and cons of painting upholstery vs other methods to makeover old furniture