What Not To Do When Painting Upholstery
UPDATE YOUR UNLOVED FURNITURE WITH THIS SIMPLE UPHOLSTERY PAINT MIX THAT WILL COMPLETELY CHANGE THE LOOK OF YOUR UPHOLSTERY IN THE COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE
Stepping into this week like, new chair who dis. This months Love Your Home Challenge is a paint update project, so I knew I had a perfect excuse to try out painting a chair! If you are new to this little blog you should know I will try anything & be happy to share all of my failures with yall. This project had a few fails but in the end I am so happy with my brand “new” chair! So here is my list of what not to do when painting upholstery.
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- Textile Medium
- Latex Paint
Start by giving your furniture a really deep cleaning. Do not skimp out on the vacuuming, I did, & I didn’t realize the mistake until it was too late. Some of the dog hair is not permanetly embedded in the chair, luckily for me it was only a small section on the back but still.
Next its time to mix up your paint. The formula I found that works best is: 1 part paint/2 parts medium/1 part water. I found that, that combination gave me the best consistency.
Paint: Salty Dog by Sherwin Williams
Now lets get down to the actual painting! This pretty blue is Salty Dog by Sherwin Williams, but I got it in the Valspar brand to save a little money. I used a combination of a brush & roller. You will need both, the brush is perfect for getting in the creases & the roller will make the rest go a lot faster.
The first coat took me about an hour. You can see in this photo that it covered pretty well but some of the writing bled through so it definitely needed a second coat. I used the entire half gallon of paint on the chair, so if you are painting a larger piece definitely get a whole gallon.
While my second coat of paint was drying I moved onto the legs. They definitly needed a little TLC. Gold seemed like the perfect choice to accent the deep blue of the chair. Rust-oleum is my go to spray paint brand, I gave the legs 2 coats.
Once the chair was dry I moved it inside & attached the feet. Ta da an easy paint update that gave this chair new life! Unfortunately Justin is not a huge fan, if you follow along with us on Instagram you got to see exactly what he thought of my latest DIY!
Heres what I learned:
- Vaccuming cant be rushed
- Two coats is the minimum
- The chair is kinda crunchy, I am not sure there is a way around that
- Husbands wont always love your DIY projects
I hope yall loved this paint update journey as much as I did & I would love to hear what you think of the chair. Are you on team Justin or team Lia?!