Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint is easy to use, even if you don’t think of yourself as a particularly crafty person or you’ve never used a similar product before.

First, choose your paint color carefully. It needs to be a darker color than the fabric that you are painting over for best results.

Next, cover your work areas. Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint is a great product, but you may not want it on your carpet and your walls as well as your couch!

Start by testing a smaller piece of fabric. This lets you make sure that the fabric is properly absorbent and also that the color comes through as you expect.

Be sure that the fabric you’re preparing to paint is clean and free of dust, lint, cat hair and other material. If you’re using a stencil, lay your stencil carefully on the fabric. Use masking tape or something else to protect the material around the stencil as well.

The next step is the same whether or not you are using a stencil. Take the can of paint and hold it about 6 to 8 inches away from the fabric. You can achieve different effects if you pull back to a greater distance, giving the color a mistier look. Squeeze hard and steadily, spraying in a back and forth motion over the fabric you’d like to color. To get the best results and most vibrant color, you’ll want to do more than one coat.

If you get any paint on yourself, you can wash it off with soap and water.

Wait 72 hours before attempting to wash the fabric. Test it for excess paint once it has dried. If you run your hand over the material and some of the paint rubs off, you have excess paint. This is easily dealt with by using a bristle brush and a dry rag.