Spray Paint On Fabric Tips
Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint is a great product for updating old furniture and giving it a new color or design. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your paint!
Be sure to choose a paint color that’s darker than the fabric you plan to color. The fabric paint won’t work well with fabrics that are darker than it is.
Keep in mind that one can will cover about 17 square feet of fabric, and make your purchase accordingly. Depending on how absorbent your material is, this number may vary a little bit.
Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint will work better with cotton and other absorbent material. Starting with a test on a small piece of the material you plan to paint is a good way to check absorbency and get a sense of how much paint you’ll need to use as well as what the finished product will look like.
Protect the area around the fabric. Newspaper, for example, can be used for protection. This will also allow you to begin spraying off the fabric and end spraying off the fabric, which results in a more uniform look.
Spray steadily and evenly, using continuous pressure, but don’t overdo it. Multiple but light coats are better than a single heavy coat.
When you are finished, clean the nozzle by turning the can upside down and spraying and then wiping off the nozzle until it’s clean. The paint can should then be stored on its side with the blue trigger pushed out in the ‘off’ position.
Allow 72 hours for the fabric to dry. If you need it to dry faster, however, you can use a hairdryer. Check for excess paint on the fabric by brushing it with your hand to see if any comes off. If your paint is too thick, remove it with a bristle brush and a dry cloth.