Top 5 tips for upholstery painting

Are you tired of your old furniture? A simple way to change the look of your furniture is by painting them.  DIY upholstery painting projects can be fun. It’s simple but needs to be done carefully. If you are considering upholstery painting, then here are some tips for you.


You won’t be able to paint any furniture. It might not look good. For example, if you have a fabric sofa then you have to make sure that the texture of the fabric absorbs the paint. Otherwise, your sofa will become hardened and you won’t get that soft feel anymore. You should be able to brush or rub the paint without damaging the fabric. If your fabric doesn’t absorb the paint then it won’t be a good idea to paint it.


Some people like to have a complete makeover of your furniture. But there are things you should consider. The color of your furniture must match the rest of the home décor. So, instead of choosing a completely different color for your furniture, it’s safe to use a lighter or darker shade of the original furniture color.

Paint carefully

In furniture like sofa, there can be lots of folding and tufting. You should make sure that you paint these areas carefully. You should moisturize your paint well before applying it to those places.

Use tape

Sometimes, you don’t want to paint your entire furniture. Instead, you want to paint the area that is fading. In that case, you should cover the parts that you won’t paint with a painter’s tape. That way your paint won’t get into the other parts of your furniture and spoil its look.

Use water

Before you apply your paint, you should spray some water on the fabric of your furniture. If the fabric is damp, the paint will spread smoothly. This way there won’t be any crunchy feeling when it gets dried up.

DIY projects are always very exciting. But you must remember these tips so that the look of your furniture doesn’t get spoiled. By considering these tips you will be able to give your furniture a new refreshing look.