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Spray Painting a Recliner

I would like to know if I paint a reclining chair with floral spray paint will the paint rub off on clothing? Thanks.

Laura from Wilson, NC


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March 18, 20080 found this helpful

It won't work. Floral paint is light-duty paint and won't permanently adhere to leather surfaces. It will flake off in no time at all.

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March 18, 20080 found this helpful

Floral Spray paint is TRANSPARENT. So, be aware of that. It won't REALLY cover your recliner, but IF you just want a hint of color & IF the can says 100% ACRYLIC, It would be okay to use. BUT, If it were me, & I REALLY wanted to re-color my chair, depending on what fabric your recliner is made from, I'd buy either a gallon of 100% ACRYLIC (NOT latex!) paint from Home Depot, (it can be tinted to ANY color & can be bought in ANY sheen). I'd then mix 1 quart of this paint with about 8 ounces or so of "Fabric Medium". You buy "fabric medium" in the craft paint or artist paint section of any craft store. This "fabric Medium" makes the Acrylic paint pliable & not stiff & crack. If your chair is made from LEATHER, then I'd use leather dye, NOT paint.


After you've followed the directions on the bottle of leather dye & cleaned the chair, then dyed it, & let it dry & you've buffed it, then be sure to add several coats of mink oil or silicone over the top of the dye. Leather dye can be bought at Tandy Leather Company. I paint murals, fired tiles & detailed botanicals on Pottery for a living, for more info on paint, write me here on ThriftyFun. I really can't give you detailed info on how to do this until I know what fabric your recliner is made from. There are MANY types of dye, for many fabrics.

---> They sell a special Spray Paint at most Auto parts stores or in the paint or auto department of discount stores that's made specially to spray paint upholstery with. It's made to paint the interior of cars, headliners, bucket seats & inside door panels... Special formulated for fabrics, leather & Vinyl. If you want to spray paint your recliner, THIS is what you need! I've also seen this at some dollar stores, it doesn't sell very quickly because it's not regular spray-paint, but UPHOLSTERY PAINT.

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March 19, 20080 found this helpful

I would like to thank all the people who responded to
my question. I will be trying to do this in May when
I can take the chair outside. I love the chair and have
put it in my bedroom so I can enjoy reading, watching TV
or simply sitting. The chair is a horrible, non-descript, icky, dark green and black, a real eyesore.I'm so
glad that there is a way to give it a make-over.
Thanks again

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March 19, 20090 found this helpful

Paint is OK for wooden parts. For durability it should be topped with a wood finish like polyurethane. For vinyl, cloth, or leather, you will need an appropriate dye. (What the heck is floral spray paint, anyhow? You just spritz it on and you get a flower design? Patent that and you will make a billion dollars!)

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