Changing the Color of a Couch?

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I would like to change the color of an old couch we have. I know there is a product called Simply Spray, but they don't have any colors that I can use. I am looking for a taupe or moss green. Does anyone have any suggestions where to buy a fabric spray or is there some other way to do this? The material cannot be removed from the couch. I thought there might be paint that I can buy and put in a spray bottle or use a sponge brush.


By Marianne from NY

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March 27, 20090 found this helpful

Instead of going through all that trouble of finding a fabric spray, why don't you purchase a couch slip cover.

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March 27, 20090 found this helpful

I have saved this link for a long time thinking one day I would try. I haven't yet. If you do, please post results and pictures.,,DIY_13770_5145413,00.html

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March 27, 20090 found this helpful

I'm not sure about spray because I think it'll come off on people sitting on the couch. I agree, if possible, on slipcovers. Google "slipcovers" or "couch covers" and see if anything works.


If it's a weird color, could you cover up a lot of the surface with pillows mostly in other colors, or runners over the back and sides. Good luck, I know how much sofas cost.

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March 28, 20090 found this helpful

You know how hair gel gets stiff and spiky? the spray will too, causing the fabric to be rough. Eventually it will start rubbing off as a powder. Slip covers are cheap and fit great, for many types of couches.

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April 1, 20090 found this helpful

I made a couch cover by sewing the sides of 2 full size sheets together. I can take it off each week and throw it in the washer. Be sure to measure your couch to see what size sheets you would need.

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July 9, 20090 found this helpful

Many years ago, in the late 50s, early 60s, I had an aunt who would use something on her couch, to enhance the color of it. I'm assuming back then it was something she brushed on. The couch always felt stiff afterwards, until it faded off and needed to be redone. I always liked the color of the couch before she did it, it was kind of a sage color.


I imagine she did this brush on stuff when she felt the couch was looking kind of old. The dye that she put on it made it closer to an olive color. I guess being they make such nice slip covers now, I would do that. My Mother used slip covers, but they weren't near as nice as the ones now.

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February 9, 20170 found this helpful

I love this video tutorial on how to paint a couch, and what paint to use, plus the couch stays soft after painting it!

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