painting upholsterd furniture sofa
  • hi new to group, has anyone ever painted upholsterd furniture. I have a sofa and chains that i'd like to change the color. help
  • Painting upholstered furniture is possible, though it's a lot of trouble, and the amount of fabric paint required is apt to cost as much as getting new slipcovers made for you.

    Use a good fabric paint such as Dye-na-flow or Lumiere, because cheaper paints not made specifically for fabrics will result in a stiff, scratchy feel to the fabric. Also, get some Jacquard Airfix to add to your fabric paint, so that you don't have to heat-set it.

    You can read Deborah Horowitz's instructions for painting upholstered furniture on my web site.