Upholstery Paint FAQs

How much does Upholstery Fabric Paint cover?

One can of Upholstery Fabric Paint will cover approx 17 square feet evenly. You must test your fabric to see how absorbent the material is. Different fabrics could use more or less of the paint.

Is Upholstery Fabric Paint soft when it dries?

Yes, it is soft, and will not stiffen or harden fabric like traditional spray paints.  The feel of the material may change when it is dry though. You should test beforespraying.

Can I completely change the color I am painting (i.e. paint my red couch blue or assorted color combinations)?

Because the paint absorbs into the material and stays soft (instead of hardening on top of  materials),  the material you are painting must be lighter than the color of the paint you are using for color to show correctly. You can paint a tan couch black, but you can’t paint a black couch tan. The paint is not opaque so it cannot make darker colors lighter.

Will Simply Spray Upholstery Paint rub off onto clothing?

The paint should adhere into the fabric and after 72 hours it should not rub off.  Test by running your hand over the material, if any paint rubs off, it is because there is excess paint between the fibers that did not absorb into the material. You can use a bristle brush and a dry rag to wipe the excess paint. You can also use a hair dryer to speed the drying process.

Can you wash materials sprayed with Upholstery Fabric Paint?

Yes, you can wash as you would any other fabric. You should not use any type of liquid or sheet fabric softener. Fabric softener breaks down the pigments in the paint. Wait 72 hours before washing for the first time. We do not recommend dry cleaning.