Here is a diy on painting a upholstered ottoman that is sure to blow you away. If you have an old piece of upholstered furniture and can’t afford to reupholster it. Get those paintbrushes out and learn 4 Insanely Awesome Steps To Painting A Upholstered Ottoman.
Before we go into the instructions. I want to talk about what to expect in painting an upholstered ottoman.
I was amazed with the whole process. You need to be patient and take your time in painting each step. The first two coats may feel like you are not covering anything. But after the third coat you will see a difference.
- Variety of Brushes (2 1/2 inch angle brush and 3 inch flat brush)
- Spray Bottle filled with water.
How you paint this upholstered ottoman.
In the next 4 steps, I will show you everything you need to know how to paint this upholstered ottoman or any fabric.
Step 1: Clean the Fabric.
Make sure the fabric is very clean. Vacuum as much as you can so its free from any dirt.
Step 2: Dampen The Fabric.
With a spray bottle filled with water. Spray the fabric lightly with water before you start. This will help the paint soak into the fabric.
Step 3: Paint
You will need to make a solution of one cup of water and 2 cups of paint. Mix it in a paint tray. This will keep the paint from getting sticky on the fabric.
With a 3 inch flat brush start painting the first coat all over the damp fabric. I tried using a paint sprayer earlier but liked the brush better. I felt I had more control.
Step 4: Sanding
After each coat sand with a sanding sponge until it feels nice and smooth. The hard part is not the painting but its the cleaning after you sand. TIP: Take your time and with a damp white cloth remove all dust and particles. Do this after each coat. The sanding and painting will take a few days because you need each coat to dry.
Whats so amazing is seeing the fabric transform into a heavy-duty canvas or Leatherette.
I am beyond thrilled how it turned out. After three coats you can see it becoming like leather. Now I have my white ottoman and have saved a ton of money in the long run.
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