How Can Fabric Spray Paint Renew that Old Couch?
If you own an older couch or piece of furniture from bygone eras, you know they are so well-made that they have no expiration date. Just about the only thing that expires on them is the antiquated colors or designs. Sometimes you might have some sagging of the cushions or chipping on the wood legs, but otherwise, old upholstered furniture is sturdy and durable.
You might want to sell it or get rid of it somehow, but consider how well-built it is and how new furniture doesn’t last that long. You do have another option. You can give that old couch a facelift with fabric spray dye. You can spray paint your couch into this century.
While there are other options like regular fabric paint that requires a brush, reupholstering it yourself or paying an expert to do it for you, or you can cover it with covers designed for the size and shape of your couch. Let’s compare these options over fabric spray paint.
- Fabric Paint & Brush Method – There are some brands of paint that offer options to paint fabric. The traditional method is to use a brush to paint over the surface of the couch. It sounds easy enough, right? If you want the mess, long drying time, and fuss involved in brush painting your couch, go for it. However, if you’re looking for something more effective, easier and less time-consuming, consider fabric spray paint.
- Reupholster It Yourself–The process of reupholstering your couch involves ripping off the old fabric and disposing of the old fabric and cushion stuffing. Then you must find upholstery fabric and measure your couch to get enough material. You must invest in cushion stuffing or foam for the couch cushions. You’re stripping it down so that what’s left is the frame. Unless you have a big problem with the fabric or stuffing of your couch, this option seems drastic.
- Pay a Professional to Reupholster It – So, DIY couch reupholstering isn’t your thing. Now you think that taking it to someone that knows what they’re doing is the best plan to renew your old couch. If you have the money to invest in hiring someone to do that, maybe it is a good plan. However, most of us don’t have the hundreds it takes to have it done. You’re not only paying for the fabric and stuffing, you’re also paying for the expert’s time.
- Cover It Up with a Couch Cover –Is the cost of a couch/sofa cover worth the investment? The cost of couch covers can range from $99 to over $300, depending on the brand and where you buy them. That’s still quite an investment for something that you’ll be readjusting often. Every time the kids, pets, or guests come over and sit on it (if that’s how you use your couch/sofa), it will need to be tucked and tied again. It’s rare for furniture cover to stay put on furniture that is used.
- Spray Paint It –Fabric spray paint has been around for several years, but the trend of using it is relatively new because people are just getting to get how well it works. The process of spray painting your old couch/sofa involves investing in three to six cans of fabric spray paint, which is a relatively small investment compared to others. It might cost between $30 and $60, depending on how much you want to use for coverage. The investment is worth it when you choose the right fabric paint.
What to Look for in Fabric Spray Paint
- Fume and odor free
- Won’t rub off
- UV protection
- Easy to use
- Washes off skin easily
- Suited for absorbent materials and large surfaces
- Won’t change the texture of the upholstery – i.e. dry-soft technology
Keep in mind that not all upholstery is suitable to spray paint. Before you use it on your couch or other upholstered furniture, do a test area to make sure it doesn’t absorb into the fabric.
A good tip to remember is that darker colors will not be covered well with light fabric spray paint colors. It will provide superior coverage when you paint with the right colors. For instance, you can’t cover a black couch with pink fabric spray paint.http://laguarida.org/how-can-fabric-spray-paint-renew-that-old-couch/http://laguarida.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Fabric-Spray-Paint-Renew.jpghttp://laguarida.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Fabric-Spray-Paint-Renew-300x300.jpgHome & Garden