II tried a few years back to paint the fabric of a chair but the instructions were so vague at the time that it didn’t work out. This time, thanks to tutorials online, it worked like a charm! Took a bit more paint than I thought it would and several more coats but I was using a lighter color paint over a darker fabric so that may be why.
It took about 4 coats to cover every last bit of the deeper colored stripes. The paint -American Paint Company’s Smoke Signal-was mixed half and half with water. I spritzed water on the fabric before I painted the first coat.
And done! Dried and slightly buffed – LOVE the fact that the stripes are still on there (the texture part I mean):
The fabric is much more firm than it was before the paint and wax. It almost feels like heavy taffeta. Supple and not crackly.
Will I try it again? Definitely!!!
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