Painting Fabric Vertical Blinds

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Old 01-02-07, 04:31 PM
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Painting Fabric Vertical Blinds

I am considering painting my vertical (and horizontal) blinds in my family room and kitchen. These blinds are made of a stiff woven ivory color fabric. Is there a product specifically for this and if so where can I purchase it and has anyone had success with this type of updating of window treatments? Thanks.
 
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Not all fibers can be dyed, so dyeing may not be a possibly depending on fiber. There are fabric dyes available in laundry aisles. Paint might be an option. I have heard of people taking blinds outdoors and hanging on clothesline and spraying with spray paint. The stiff finish may be less than desirable to some. Some report puckering of fabric. Some report using the suede textured paint by Krylon which is not so glossy. Some report taking blinds down and placing on newspaper and sponging on paint. Others report better success using floral spray paint from a craft store like Michael's. If the fabric is an insert on the blinds, new fabric inserts can be cut and installed.
 
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Old 01-03-07, 12:05 PM
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They do sell fabric spray paint, which is what I'd use if I wanted to paint blinds, but I don't know anyone who's done this, so can't tell you if it would work out OK or not. Do you have any extra slats? If so, I would test it on that first. which is the only way to find out for sure.
 
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I painted my fabric vertical blinds with the same latex paint I used on the kitchen walls. The blinds were a cream color fabric and now they are bright orange and red (I alternated the colors)! I put an old shower curtain down on the dining room table, laid out the blinds and painted both sides with a 3 inch paint brush. The blinds soak up the paint quite fast and therefore, I diluted the paint with water to make it go farther. They came out great!
 
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That's an awesome idea, thanks for the inspiration! I really don't like blinds because they tend to look a bit boring, but this sounds amazing. Have you noticed any peeling or cracks since you painted with the latex paint?
 
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