How To Paint Upholstery
I love wingback chairs! So when we were offered a pair for free, I knew that I wanted them. The only problem was that they were not pretty. So, I took matters into my own hands and painted them to match the decor in my living room where they are still located to this day 🙂
Here’s How I Did It:
Textile Medium (or glycerin)
Acrylic Paint– My navy color came by mixing blues, blacks, and whites. Customize your colors to your liking!
1. Mix Paint
2. Mix in Textile Medium- Follow the instructions on the bottle for proportions to paint. I ran out towards the end and ended up using glycerin as a textile medium and it worked great as well.
5. Paint- It’s important to give the furniture time to dry between coats. I also recommend sanding a little depending on how rough or soft your fabric is. Painting was a two day process for me. My chairs had a floral print on them that I wanted completely covered.
8. Dry for 24-48 hours.
The end result was awesome! We use these chairs everyday. The textile medium/glycerin along with sanding guarantee that the facbric won’t stiffen.
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