Has anyone tried painting there cushions? Looks interesting and low cost

Discussion in 'Cushion, Curtains, Carpets, Bedding, Clothing Stor' started by gumpahead, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. gumpahead

    gumpahead New Member

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    kitphantom Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    I would think it would depend on the fabric of the cushions. It looks like what is used in the video is a canvas fabric, so it was probably prepped, and is good to accept the paint. I don't know how it would hold up. I've seen other types of paint used on fabrics over the years, some stand up to use better than others.
    If you're thinking about just painting the current fabric in a pup, all the fabrics original to our two pups were very textured, and would have been difficult to paint.
    I made new canvas cushion covers when we replaced the foam in our first pup, then made slip covers for those and the seats in our second one. I work much better with fabric than with paint, though.
     
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    I didn't watch the whole video but I skimmed through it and I could barely tell the difference. They should have used a darker color just for illustrative purposes.

    I'm not familiar with "chalk paint" but I can't see this being a good idea. Seems it would rub/crack off and get everywhere (as well as look terrible after a short time). Unless the paint is more of a dye.
     
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    I've used fabric spray paint on automotive carpet before and it holds up quite well. I imagine it would work on cushions. Next time your neighbor throws out a couch, grab on of the cushions off of it and use it as a test piece.
     
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    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    Interesting. Might look more seriously at that, if I keep my popup.
     
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    I've seen it done on HGTV but not in person. Looked good on the show.
     
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    Dubbya Wherever you go, there you are...

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    Yep, painting with a brush? Naw... too much work. I've used the upholstery spray paint too. Works pretty well and comes in a variety of colors.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Darn, I already bought the upholstery fabric! Oh, well.
     

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