Thursday, September 13, 2012

Painting Upholstery

While catching up on all my decorating shows this past weekend, one show in particular used an interesting approach to updating an upholstered headboard...spraypaint.  My first reaction was gross that thing will be stiff as a board <pun intended> and will look so tacky.  But in reality spraypaint has come a LONG way - this new round of stuff is soft to the touch and has amazing coverage.  The headboard turned out great.

The product is called Simply Spray - it's non-toxic, non-flammable, water-based and virtually odorless.  Comes in a variety of colors and can be used on sofas, chairs, pillows, carpets, curtains, lampshades, linens as well as car, boat and RV interiors.  Once absorbed, the paint is soft to the touch and does not make the fabric stiff.

Customers have used it for furniture, curtains and even updating fabric upholstery in cars.  The paint works best on light colored items that you are wanting to make darker.

I think it would be a great application for updating a fabric lampshade that needs a new look or for  that playroom couch or chair that has taken in a lot of stains or wear?  Other options are using the spray to create designs on upholstery - like creating a monogram on a pillow, stripes on a chair or designs on curtain panels. I'm gonna have to give this baby a try....stay tuned!

Would you use spray paint on your upholstery?

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