If you want to change the color of your upholstery, these are the questions you need to consider to use products that we carry:
Is the fabric a natural fiber?
Has it been treated with stain resistant?
Can you remove it from the frame and the cushions to submerge it in a dye bath?
Do you know if the fabric will not shrink during the dyeing process?
There are "spray dyes" or "instant dyes" out there, but we don't carry any for this kind of project. Many of these dyes are in reality pigment + binder products which can wear off onto whatever rubs or sits on it.
If you can't dye it, how about painting it!
You can use fabric paints on almost all fabrics as long as they haven't been treated with anything that will cause the paint to bead up, like Scotch Guard, etc. Spraying or airbrushing them on (outdoors is best - on a warm sunny day) is the easiest way to get a more even coverage, rather than brushing. Rather than heatsetting with an iron on every square inch, you would want to use the Versatex no-heat fixative mixed in with your paint right before you use it (which requires air-drying for 4-6 days) for good results. Thinner paints for spraying would also be more transparent (like dye) and so any patterns would show right through. The Airbrush ink below works best for spraying, the others for hand painting, unless you thin them.
Versatex No Heat Fixative -mixes with all of the above to make them "air cure" instead of needing intensive heat setting.
You have to really, really, really want to do this to tackle such a big project. Meanwhile, why not dye some of our Bull Denim, or 10 oz. Cotton Duck to make a throw cover?
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As always, we recommend testing products, processes, and techniques before you start a large project.
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