painting uoholstered couch


Old 10-08-00, 09:15 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

I have a floral rattan couch in the playroom of our lake house. I want to do a 'nautical" theme. Can I paint this upholstery with a navy paint. Will it crack? I don't care if it is stiff maybe it will feel like canvas?!?I don't want to get it redone because we are remodeling the whole house and this is a low priority. Thanks...
Sponsored Links
Old 10-18-00, 04:42 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

I think you can paint it if you use the fabric medium...its a liquid taht you put into the paint in equal parts, mix it up and THEN apply the helps to make the paint less "breakable"...try it on a piece of cloth first so you can see the effect.

Old 10-19-00, 06:54 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

I saw this done on an episode of "Decorating Cents" on HGTV. They painted a velvet couch using a fabric medium that they added to their paint. They said you could get it at an Arts & Crafts Store, like the Michaels Arts & Crafts Store we have in my town, I guess. They said on this episode that the medium used would keep the fabric from becoming stiff.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: