How to Paint Upholstery Fabric

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How to Paint Upholstery Fabric
How to Paint Upholstery Fabric
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Give your living room a quick and affordable update by giving an old couch or chair a second lease on life. Add the perfect pop of color to a piece of old furniture with this tutorial for How to Paint Upholstery Fabric. The key to this furniture reupholstery project is combining a latex paint with a fabric medium, so that you get a beautiful, rich color without creating a plastic and stiff texture to the fabric. This DIY furniture makeover is great for small pieces of vintage or damaged furniture like chairs or benches, and only takes a few hours to complete. There are even a few handy tips for painting tufted furniture. Don't throw out that stained or faded ottoman and give it a splash of vibrant color with this easy furniture makeover.

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsFabric, Paint

Primary TechniqueFurniture Projects


Project TypeLearn a Technique

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