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How do you go about painting upholstered furniture? Today I’m going to show you how to paint upholstery on a wing back chair with a Finish Max Paint Sprayer.
When I got home from Haven, this cane wing back chair was at a yard sale across the street for $5. I knew it was the perfect guinea pig project for me to try my hand at painting fabric furniture.
All of the fabric had seen better days, but the chair was mostly structurally sound. I did have to glue and clamp one of the legs, and staple the lining, but other than that all it needed was some TLC (paint).
Here she is in the paint booth ready for her makeover.
This HomeRight Finish Max is my secret weapon for easy makeovers. I knew the fabric would be a challenge to paint, as would that cane on the sides of the chair.
Painting Upholstered Furniture
To get started I used one of my extra Finish Max cups to spray the chair lightly with water. I’ve seen a lot of fabric furniture painted, and that seems to be one of the major tips….dampen the fabric first. Since I don’t own a water bottle sprayer, I let the Finish Max handle this job. This shot is after dampening the chair, and spraying one light coat over the entire piece with the Finish Max.
After two light coats of DIY Chalk Paint on everything, I switched to a chip brush for another (heavy) coat of paint on the fabric back and sides of the seat. You can see the difference in this photo.
Upon closer inspection I see that the padded armrests are not going to look very nice.
I spent almost 2 hours removing the bazillion staples and tacks from just ONE armrest. You can see that I needed to touch-up the chair after that.
At this point, I knew I wasn’t going to be using the seat “as is” so I checked to see how this fabric looked. I loved it!
I removed the other armrest padding, used some spackling to do a little patching on all the staple holes, and did a final coat of paint in the spray booth with the Finish Max and some Behr Premium Plus Ultra in white semi-gloss.
Amazing? I think so! I’m not the first to paint a fabric chair, but I’ve never seen anyone do it with a Finish Max before!
Here she is now! I employed my neighbor to recover the cushion for me because I didn’t want to drag the sewing machine out of the basement.
Have you ever thought about painting upholstered furniture? I’m glad I finally got it out of my system. Given the chance, I would definitely do it again!
UPDATED to ADD: Many of you have asked how it feels. It sort of feels like faux leather or vinyl. How it will wear? I'm not sure. Since the seat was reupholstered, I think the back will hold up fine. If I had room for it in my house, I'd give it a run for it's money. I found a great post from 11 Magnolia Lane, about how her fabric painted chair is doing 7 months later.
For another great tutorial on painting AND stenciling an arm chair, see this Chair Makeover from Create and Babble.
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Hi Gail, I'm an artist in Philly working in mixed media. I have a project idea where I want to paint a London Fog type raincoat with a high gloss paint. I have no experience applying paint on fabric and via Google, I discovered your blog. Great content!!
I would really appreciate any guidance you can provide as assuming success with the raincoat project, I intend to create a series of works using varied articles of clothing painted in vivid glossy colors. Thank you in advance. David.
Doesnt chalk paint fade or wear off on your clothing when you sit on them after it's dry even when I wax a piece of furniture if I lean up against it you get paint on you, residue ?what is the trick gor that not happening? Thx
I have never experienced that happening with chalk paint Cori. 99% of my projects are done with diy chalky paint primer (made with plaster of paris) then a topcoat of the same paint without plaster of paris. Have you tried that method? Works like a charm, no waxing or buffing.
I have a Finish Max and I can't make it work! What am I doing wrong? All the painting bloggers seem to love them, so I bought one and it worked great for 1 cup of paint. When I refilled the cup - it quit putting out paint (it will spray out water like nobody's business). I even thinned the paint down even more and it worked for a few minutes, then quit. HELP!
I'm here to help in any way I can! I want you to love your Finish Max as much as I do. I've been using mine all day long, painting chair projects, chalkboards, headboard sign and more!
Strain your paint
Remove your brass nozzle to clean it and make sure it's not clogged? (on lump can totally clog it up)
Overfill your paint cup? (There needs to be room in the cup for air to move.
Accidentally tip your sprayer over (allowing excess paint to get the top base filled with paint--where the pickup tube inserts)
I would suggest taking it apart, cleaning it thoroughly (including the brass nozzle) and trying again. If you strain your paint, dilute it to the consistency of buttermilk??? (I usually tell people, if paint runs, it's too thin, if it won't spray, it's too thick)
Here are a couple of articles to help you out.
I really hope this helps, if not, let me know!
I have my grandmothers old cushioned rocker in a gold shiny fabric with birds on it and it sure could stand to be redone. I paint a lot of furniture pieces to revive them and to give them new life. Now I'm wanting to give this old cushioned rocker a new life in trendy new colors.
I was about to throw away a chair almost just like the one you refinished, when I saw this post tonight. I think I will give this a try. I really didn't want to throw away the chair, but didn't want to spend the money on having it refinished professionally. Thanks for the info
I have a kitchen table from Goodwill that I just refinished. I'm going to paint the chairs, but I dread using a brush. This would be perfect!!
I have a kitchen bar table I would love to repaint. Oh and some wooden chairs that are in my living room
We have TWO very ugly-but-comfy green velvety armchairs that I'd love to paint!
I definitely want to find some fabric to paint but what is waiting for a new paint job is my daughter's dresser. It got attacked with a sharpie 🙁 I would also like to try the homewrigjt sprayer on the kids play table. Pick me 🙂
Love the chair project. That turned out great!!!
Where to start???? I want to paint some built ins my husband is making and then the kitchen cabinets. I also have a park bench I want to paint...... Well as you can see the list goes on. 🙂 So Fun! Thanks for the chance.
I've got an end table with crazy carving that I would love to try the Home Right Finish Max on!
I NEED to paint a sofa- The spray max would be a huge help-lol!
I totally need to repaint my daughters bureau. We paid someone to do it when I was pregnant but they didn't do a good job. Wish we had you near us!
I love to paint and sand. I do have 2 chairs in my living room they definetly need a new look. I've never used a sprayer, wood save me a whole lot of time.
Would love to make over a garage sale dresser.
Would love to make over a garage sale dresser.
What would I use a paint-sprayer for??? How about my whole house! We have so many items that need to be made over, but I would start with some nightstands for the master bedroom!
I need to refinish my china cabinet. This would be great to use on it.
Incredible idea! This looks like the perfect solution to our porch furniture that the dogs love to lounge on. It would be a lot easier to wipe down.
That came out fantastic!
I have been selling painted furniture for a few years. I currently paint all by hand with a brush. Oh how I would love to use the sprayer for future projects!! I could turn over furniture so much quicker and I would definitely buy pieces that I have passed over in the past because they are to time consuming to paint. My Facebook page is rusty star primitives. Check out my painted pieces. Hope I win! 🙂
Have a sofa with awful fabric that I would love to try this on.
I need this for my dining room chairs! Thanks for this info, so great!!
I have some Lloyd Flanders wicker furniture with cushions that needs sprucing up
The chair looks great!
Everything looks clean and fresh with a new coat of paint. I would start with an old rocking chair
I have a chair I want to try this on.
You're so inspiring. While the painted fabric always looks pretty, is it crunchy to sit in? I would love to win the max pro to find out!! 🙂
I have a book shelf and foot stool waiting for little love before I can use them. Always wanted a sprayer. Would love to win!
I want to paint my really ugly patio furniture
I just bought a wingback chair from Goodwill to rehab and the Homeright Finish Max would make my project so much easier. I have heard nothing but great things about Homeright sprayers and have been dying to get one, just not in my budget right now. =)
I love ur job is amazing 🙂 i have a hutch that needs work
Have an old chair sitting in basement that I picked up for $1 at an auction. Would love to try painting it.
I'd love to see if this will work on two very lovely channel back side chairs. They are very old and unique, but in a burgundy velvet that I'm sure was just yummy back in the day....but they need to be updated with a 21st century look! Love your chair you did!!!
I love seeing old furniture with a new makeover instead of thrown away! Wonderful job!
I have a stained sideboard I'd love to paint black.
I have a fabulous old glider that I want to paint. I also have a chair that is very similar to the one you painted. Ummm, then there are the old schoolhouse bookcases that I salvaged. I have 2 little chairs with cane sides and upholstered seats and back. Now that painting the upholstery is an option, I'm seeing a LOT of things I will paint. Thanks for the idea and how-to.
I'm going to redo our entry/hall table!
I have several pieces that could use some paint. I'd start with a ladder for my bathroom.
I would paint my mom's dresser I have in the garage. : / Would try a chair too . . . probably redo my kitchen chairs my sweetie found & collected from a neighbor's garbage. I reupholstered them twice (first fabric : /) and they need a painting treatment. Thanks for your site/blog . . .I love seeing and learning about how and what you have transformed.
My kitchen chairs!
Do you use just regular paint (chalk paint)?
candy kratzer wenzel
My china hutch that was from the 70's that my mom gave to me. It is ugly!
Always hear mixed reviews on sprayers. Love what u did to the chair. Looks great.
A square coffee table that I want to make a ottoman!
When we were living in Hawaii, I had a lovely little loveseat that made into a double bed. It was upholstered in a wonderful 100% heavy linen fabric, but it was a ghastly grandma print. I wanted to put it on the lanai for seating and for sleeping outdoors. I had painted the entire inside of the house (terrible dark fake paneling) with a luscious seabluegreengrey exterior latex, so that the ocean came right into the house. I had some left over, so painted the entire loveseat with it. Three coats with a fat brush. It would have been MUCH easier to do the entire house and the loveseat with a FinishMax!! It turned out a bit like naugahyde, and squeaked when you slid onto it, but it was beautiful, smooth, comfy, and extremely sturdy. The fabric gave a little because of the latex, and it was weatherproof. A total win-win. Now, I see projects all over my house & deck that would benefit from a little FinshMax TLC!!!
I have a beautiful old bench that has very detailed spindles waiting to be painted. I would love to win the sprayer! We just bought a 4000 sqft home that had smoke damage though the entire house from a fireplace problem. A sprayer would come in so hand for all this painting!! I love the chair by the way 🙂
The list is long of things that need to be painted in my house! First up would be a dining table and chairs!!
I love your blog and look forward to every new post. I have a couple of old dressers that could use a great paint job. I hope I won.
SO many things I cant even begin! But the ugly chair in my living room for starters!
Wow that is an amazing transformation. I would have never thought of painting the seat back with paint. The finished product is perfect!
Hello, I saw someone else online use the HomeRight sprayer to paint their outdoor furniture cushions and the fact that the paint gives it that added vinyl feel would be a plus for outdoor furniture cushions. I have 6 full chair cushions that are in need. They are all faded but in otherwise pretty good condition. I thought of covering them with fabric but painting them would be so much easier. So that is the project I would tackle first with the HomeRight sprayer. Thanks for a great giveaway!
I have some furniture I am reproof in for families in need. It's all donated furniture from people who were either throwing it out or just bought new furniture. I've had my home burn down so I know what's it's like to lose everything. This sprayer would he lop me make people smile even bigger. Thanks for all the good ideas.
Nice job. Interesting idea.
I have an ugly yellow dresser that I use for craft materials. would love to update the look.
I actually have two pieces that are in my garage cleaned and waiting to be painted! I have an old church pew that is going to become red! It will find a home in my large farm porch! Then I have a rolling cart that used to house recipe drawers that I reconfigured to have a drawer and two shelves for pots and flexible storage in my kitchen! I want to stain the top and paint the bottom a light teal color! I would love love LOVE that sprayer!
I found a chesterfiels sofa and plan to paint it for our living room!! Our overstuffed sectional is just too big and will be leaving after this project!!!
I have the table and chairs that were once my parents. The set is dear to my heart but has suffered from being my first painting (my hand) project. 🙁 It's chipped and peeling paint is crying out for help! Lol!
I have 2 dressers that I'd like to paint and a wing backed chair that I've been wondering what to do to upcycle it.
Love what you have done with spraying the fabric and came on your project! Great work and thanks for sharing!
I have 6 chairs that go to my dining room set. They are all upholstered in Ivory linen but after years of my children's abuse they are no longer ivory. I've been wanting to paint them for awhile but had no idea where to start! My dining room table needs a makeover big time!
I have a pink (not a pretty pink) winged back chair I found for free at a yard sale I would love to do this. Didn't know what I wanted to do with it but I thought the only option was to reupholster it, until now. Hope I get one, good luck everyone 🙂
I have a rocking chair I would like to try this on! Yours looks really good!
I have an antique depression era hutch I've been waiting to get my hands on. This spray would be a huge help.
I would love to paint my china cub bard and and old chair I have sitting in the garage
A glider rocker for my daughter's nursery.
I am curious to know what kind of paint do you use and do you mix it with a fabric stabilizer or bonding solution?
The chair looks wonderful!
I have a traditional rocking chair with gold scroll work that is all scratched up and definitely needs a new look. I was just thinking yesterday about what color I could paint it.
I have some wooden shutters that I would love to paint. They are such a pain. The Finish Max would make it sooooo much easier. I love to repurpose things for photo props.
I would use it to paint my dining room chairs, they really need it!
This technique looks like a good option for a couple of chairs that need to be "modernized" so that my son will accept them for his first apartment. He has champagne tastes on a beer budget and needs to learn that he doesn't always need new or expensive that sometimes you getter better by refurbishing the old.
We are getting ready to do a multi-state move and to save money, we are not taking very much furniture with us. In fact, we are only taking the sectional couch, our bed and one bookshelf. After we move, I will be spending a lot of time buying used pieces to paint to my liking. A paint sprayer would be a life-saver and the projects could get done so much faster and better than hand painting. I would happily make room on the moving truck for the HomeRight Finish Max box.
We just bought a house and the previous owner left the bedroom furniture. I'm planning on painting the long dresser blue and putting it in our dining room as a buffet!
I need to paint a hope chest that was a family heirloom. It has seen better days and I want to bring it to its full potential so I can pass it on to my own kids when we have them!! I'm getting married in one month from today!! I could also use it to spruce up our first purchased home 🙂 thanks for all that you do! Your work is amazing!!
I'm thinking an old table that my grandfather made out of a porch post needs a new coat of paint.
I have a chair from an estate sale in perfect condition except it needs painting. I have had a blanket covering it for a couple of years but it needs a redo!! I also have a table and chairs I picked up for my dad that is bamboo and hand painting isn't eorking, needs to be sprayed!!!
I have 2 bookshelves needing a makeover... And a head board that I would love to turn into a chalk board project..
Ready to paint the dining chairs we've had for 25 years..
Mary Beth Elderton
I am on the lookout--flea markets, garage sales--for a dresser/sideboard. When I find it, I would love to paint it a distressed gray.
Is this just normal paint? That's awesome! I have all kinds of things I could paint with this.
I have my old toy box that I would live to repurpose. I am new to this and have finished a couple of projects. Can't wait to start the next!
I several pieces of furniture I would love to paint with a sprayer! I have never used one and would love the chance!
I will be painting a kitchen table and chairs next. I LOVE the way the chair turned out. I just might have to find a chair and try it myself. 🙂
I have two great antique victorian carved chairs that need this done to them!!
I have a couple of pieces in the barn and an old dresser in my family room that really need to be painted. I would love to win the Homeright Finish Max to do the job!
With all the free crap I see on craigslist...why would I NOT try this?
I would have to say the dresser known as the ugly white dresser! Years of bad paint jobs plague this gem I drug home knowing someday she will be fabulous.
I could use a paint sprayer but can not afford it. I would do a lot if I win! Good luck to all.
I didnt know you could paint fabric, like on furniture.
I just painted a chair last week and it would have been SO much easier if I had a paint sprayer! What a good idea!
I would love to win this. I have an old donning set that I would love to re do. This would make it all much easier.
I would love to do my dining room chairs. Can you use this for outside furniture? If so I have a swing that I would love to do!
I want to paint two bookcases in my daughter's room and haven't tackled it yet because I can't imagine doing it with roller or paintbrush!!!
I have a table and chairs set that I would paint with that sprayer!
I need to paint an entertainment center that I'm repurposing into a kids kitchen for my Granddaughter.
Love the chair!! Have my grandma's rocking chair that I would like to try that on
I would love to try that, I have two chairs in my dining room that are begging for a redo. Been trying to find the perfect fabric, but paint may be the trick!!
I haave tons of chairs I am redoing, slowly. 😀 Also, I have a few bookcases that are on the agenda!
I'd love to paint my boys' old dressers. Not sure I'd start with a fabric painting project right out of the gate. Lol. Your chair looks great!
This is awesome. I had no idea you could paint the fabric on a chair.
I have an old wooden couch I would love to paint.
looks awesome!!!!! great job.
Looks AWESOME! I have a whole garage full of furniture the sprayer would be perfect for! I'm pinning this tutorial because IIhbe been wanting to try painting upholstery and I love how this turned out!
I have a set of bureaus that are long overdue for a makeover!
Just made a bench from an old headboard and footboard, and now it needs to be painted. Would love to give the HomeRight Finish Max a try.
I have a chair and a table prepped and waiting to be painted just send that sprayer right over please.
An old chair that has great cushions but the fabric is awful.
Awesome tutorial! We need a new way of painting!
Hi Gail, I haven't tried this yet but after seeing yours may have to give it a try! It looks amazing! Blessings, Cecilia
Love that style chair and it looks so much better now!
I have a chair almost identical to this sitting in my garage patiently waiting for me to do something with her. This sprayer would be perfect for the job! Thanks so much for your generous offer.
I want to paint my cream colored sofa!
I really need one of these sprayers.
I have an antique barbers chair that I need to repaint
I have a large hutch I need to tackle!
Very nice! I did one similar to this chair, but painted it all by hand!
I would love to paint my sofa, it sure would save me some money.
I have so many projects I want to take on. I have 2 pink crushed velvet chairs. I have been so close to setting them out on the curb on trash day, but I knew there was a way to repurpose them but too afraid to paint them. My front door and garage door need painted also. You give me inspiration to tackle projects that I normally wouldn't.
Omg I have so many things I would love to paint......especially 2 storage cabinets, a dresser or 2 and a bed frame and headboard
I WOULD LOVE TO REDO MY GRAND DAUGHTERS WHOLE BEDROOM SET! HOLDING MY BREATHE!!!
I have 2 tables with six chairs each.I also have a couple night tables and some misc rocking chairs...I have really been wanting to paint a fabric chair, but have been putting it off, but now after seeing yours I am gonna jump in with both feet..Thanks for sharing
I have a table and chairs set that went to college with my son. Lets just say that this set really, really, I mean really needs some help...but wont it be beautiful after a new fresh look??
chris from midwest cottage and finds
ohhhh...let me start my list...i would paint 3 dressers, 2 chairs and 3 stools!!!
I want to paint my kitchen table and chairs. I am super nervous about botching them up!
I'm soooo tempted to try this on a living room chair
I love this! I learn so much from you.
I have this old fabric couch from ikea I wouldn't mind trying this on.
I need to repaint ALL my outdoor furniture!
Great tips on painting the fabric. I've noticed that people are starting to do this but it makes me a little nervous... How does the painted fabric feel? Is it hard? Do you get any type of residue after sitting on it for a while? These are the questions that keep popping up when I see painted fabric.
It looks great though! Nicely done!
I have 2 wing back chairs that are in need of a coat of paint. Love the chair btw:)
I have an old chair that could use a makeover such as this. Hmmm .. I would love to give it a go!
I have a few MCM pieces that are just crying out to be sprayed! Would love to get my hands on this sprayer!!!
I have bookcases that are screaming to be painted!
I would love to try this on an antique small rocking chair. It was my husband's grandmother and I'm not sure what to do with it until now.
I would pant my master bedroom set to give it new lifee.
Love this! We are getting ready to remodel an old house and I'm on the lookout for a couple of wingback chairs to paint. This would help in painting the walls, too! Blessings!
I have an old armchair that I want to put in my new book nook. It's perfectly serviceable - but it's pink, the book nook is aqua - doesn't quite go. Would love to give this a go.
Could you have painted the seat as well? I'm wanting an easy way to improve my dining chair cushions, but I wonder whether painted upholstery can take the wear of sitting? Is it really only useful for the backs? thanks for the idea!
I paint anything and everything I can. Next up is an upholstered chair that's been sitting in my garage for 6 months.
Awesome makeover!! With the sprayer, I would finish and surprise a friend of mine who is a single mother with 2 wingback chairs and a coffee table that I found on side the road. She and her son are experiencing financial difficulties and she never complains a bit. The pieces are gorgeous but are in need of a serious makeover!
want that sprayer
I need to paint this piece of furniture we use as a hamper - I don't know what it's called but it has a beautiful shape and I got it for $5 at a garage sale. I also need to paint my ugly brown nightstand - another garage sale find.
WOW....how amazing is that chair! Who knew? I have 2 chairs I would love to do that to!
So many projects, so many possibilities! First on my list
Is repurposing an old Broyholl sideboard to a TV center
Then a cane chair needs to be painted. I had heard about painting
Fabric, but until I saw your painted chair I didn't think
It would work! Inspiration!
LOVE IT! Color choice on the seat bumped it up 5 notches for me!!! Well done!!!
I brought home a wing backed chair from my mom's home and am hoping to paint that!
I have a kitchen island I'd like to paint. Spraying it would be fabulous!
I have an old rocking chair my mom had from the sixties and the seat covers on the dining room table, that I have wanted to paint both but am terrified to mess with but this was encouraging! ! !
Wow would I love to give this a whirl! I have the following that is still very sound but more than ready for a redo!
2 love seats
1 wing back chair
2 antique clothes hampers with cloth tops!
Even if I don't win I appreciate all the information and the opportunity.
I love to paint everything. My next project will be an old desk of mine
that turned out great. I'm interested in seeing how these painted chairs hold up. I've painted chairs with a paint roller.
They need touching up...so I could paint those with the Finish Max.
My grandmother's cedar chest desperately needs a makeover...
Wow what a transformation, I love the contrast of the white against the pattern.
I'd love to repaint my outdoor settee, it's that plastic wicker type and right now it's 3 colors, it was brown so I tried spray painting it with primer and then green but ran out of spray paint....using one paint can would have been so much easier.
I found a wing back chair in my basement & would love to paint it!!!! I think it would look amazing!!!!!!
For the longest time I've been wanting to try painted a chair I have- a Homeright paint sprayer would be the perfect way to get started!
I have similar chairs that I want to paint...love this chair!
Let me count the ways. I have soooo many pieces I need to get painted. I have a chest, chest of drawers, end tables. It would go so much better having a Finish Max! Love all you projects. The best part of my day is to see your latest creations!
I have some chairs and a bench that I have been planning to paint.
I would like to refinish many items, starting with a porch glider chair
My dining room table and chairs badly need paint.
I want to try to paint an old upholstered wing back now!
I want to paint my tv console so it's brighter and fits into the decor better.
I have a dining room table and chairs that I would love to paint, just to jazz up the room!!!
I really want to paint a vintage dresser that I have. I have always seen it's character and potential, even though my husband just doesn't get it 😉 I currently use it in my bedroom, even though its original finish isn't perfect, but with a little paint I will be able to give it a new life!
I am just finishing up hand painting a dresser. I still have to prime and paint the matching night stand for my "baby" who is almost 18 month old... at some point I'll finish her nursery. It would be much easier with a FinishMax Paint Sprayer!!
Great job! Looks fabulous! Do you have to thin the paint for this sprayer? 🙂 Have you ever used Annie Sloan Chalk paint in this sprayer? 🙂
Yes, you do have to thin it and I have used ASCP it it. It works great!
I would love to paint 3x old military (with 6 drawers each) dressers. They're made of oak wood with the laminate tops. Would brighten up my bedroom so much. Mary
Our neighbors recently gave us a few 'vintage' bookshelves that didn't sell at a yard sale. And by vintage, I mean straight outta the 80s bleached oak veneer complete with smoked glass doors. If they are to stay in the house a coat of paint is a must, and then I'll try to figure out what to do about that glass.....
I was given a chest of drawers that I want to replace the spindly legs with shorter chunky legs, remove the top two drawers, and paint for my daughter and son-in-law to use for their TV. This will be a 1st Anniversary gift for them. Right now they are using a metal and glass "thing" that is not in keeping with their decor.
I have a dining room hutch top piece I am currently turning into a wall hanging. I can't wait to try some of the painting techniques I've seen on here!
The chair looks great! I'd love to paint a few dressers and chairs that I have that are too beat up to refinish. The spray gun would certainly make that job easier!
1960 sofa and 2 chairs that need something. I love the idea of painting
I would love to paint fabric on my two reclining chairs. This would be great !
I wasn't aware that you could even paint fabric that way. I have a rocking chair that I used when my daughter was born that I would like to totally redo! I really hope I can win this!!!!
Do you know how this paint wears with time? Will it flake off after too many bodies rubbing on it? I normally use acrylic paint for fabric as it's very resilient, but even over time on furniture it will start wearing off (and then looks like worn leather). I'm not aware of latex paints that don't flake or peel immediately so this would be good to know. Thanks! Lovely chair!
There isn't a piece of furniture in my home that doesn't need painting...there is however.....one piece of furniture that I purchased a few YEARS ago that I KNEW I wanted to paint as soon as I laid eyes on it at a flea market....that little dough tray end table has managed to make me want to paint everything in my home...and they remain unpainted to this day....but the burning desire is still there....just waiting for the right tool to do them all with. 🙂
The list is long on all the things I need to paint, but I have always wanted to paint an upholstered chair too. My only questions is how does the fabric feel after it's painted? 🙂
I have pocket closet doors & an intricate 8 legged table that needs painting, the FinishMax Pro would be perfect for these - fingers crossed!!
I have a wing back to paint!!
Sure could have used that on my last project---but I have some bookshelves to repaint!
Btw---I've been watching out for a caned-winged chair for a while now with no luck~lucky find!
I have a fabric wingback chair (no caning) that could use a paint job! Thanks for the chance.
I bought a "project" streamline camper in the spring. Going to repaint the whole inside of the camper and try to paint the couch! It's an old sleeper sofa in awesome condition. The color of fabric is just hideous! And so dark it's depressing. Lol. And I have several other chairs and tables I want to do. Your chair looks amazing! Gives me the courage I need to do my own.
Great job!! i have a few projects that I'd love to use the sprayer on 🙂
Looks great! Can't wait to try it on my wingback chairs I inherited from Mom.
Oh, I could do so much with this! Love how it works.
Great....Looks so much better. Nice work.
I would try to paint a small barrel chair that is in my master bedroom. Would love to make it red!
I love your chair. I would paint my daughter's dresser.
I found an old chaise that I love the shape of. It's in good condition, but the fabric color is all wrong for the guest room where I want to use it. Was already thinking of painting it, and loved that you posted a how-to. Thanks.
Wow, great job!!!! I have a wing back chair and a foot stool that I would love to paint, and many other projects that I could use the sprayer on.
Amanda Hopkins Busby
Love it along with all ur other stuff!!!
I am hunting for a loveseat with a tufted back. It seems like all of them have horrid floral upholstery. I have the paint and now thanks to you the technique! I would love to try the fab sprayer!.
I have 3 dressers, 3 night stands, 2 upholstered chairs I had BEEN wanting to paint the fabric on but was hesitant, and a set of kitchen cabinets I'm rebuilding that all HAVE to be painted. I have to mention the cabinets because it was that project that introduced me to your blog as well as the Finish Max! And they are still halfway painted!! I'm remodeling an old country house for my children and I, by myself. Winning a Finish Max sprayer would change my life and possibly restore my hope!! lol
I have an orange wing back chair I have wanted to paint for a long time, now is the time.
This looks amazing Gail! And I'll bet is was so much easier with the finish max than doing the whole thing by hand! Fun! I would paint my kids dresser if I won, and a million other projects! Lol! Have a great day!
I'm curious.. what does the fabric feel like after painting it? It is still soft to the touch?
Always wanted to try painting upholstery! I have a wing back chair in perfect condition except for the Sun faded fabric. Painting it seems a MUCH better idea than ripping it apart.
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe
It looks great, Gail!! How does the fabric feel painted? This is something I want to do to a chair I have! It is similar to this one. Will you perchance be selling this one at the Glendale fall festival??? I'm looking for a sister for my chair! 🙂
I have kitchen cabinets that could really use some TLC
I am planning on painting a chair and a half sleeper for my daughters bedroom. She can't wait to invite friends for sleepovers.
I have a few dressers, a couple bookcases and a console table that I would like to paint. I really need a sprayer!
I want to paint my Flexsteel club chair that is upholstered in a light beige striped linen fabric that is horribly stained. Would love to try the sprayer.
Carolyn marsh barrier
I just got a China cabinet at a yard sale for $20! Its been sitting in somebody's VERY damp basement but I think with some sanding--and rebuilding the support under the base-- she should be ready for painting. I've never tried a sprayer. Looks like fun!!
I would paint my kitchen table. I got it for $20 off craigslist and it good and solid, just needs a little TLC. Thanks for all you do!
I have two chairs in my living room that are BEGGING for a makeover and I've been considering painting them...
I am currently sitting next to a leather chair I would love to paint!
I would use it on a Queen Anne style chair I have to try it out. I spent very little money on it and this would give me a good reason to explore possibilities. Thank you for this opportunity to win!
I have a dresser and a bookcase headboard also a kitchen table that desperately need finished cant wait to do them . They would look great when we move . Thanks for the chance.
I have two nightstands that really need a makeover.
I currently have 3 dressers, 3 nightstands, 2 upholstered chairs I had been wanting to try painting the fabric on but have been hesitant... And finally a set of kitchen cabinets I have been rebuilding that have to be painted. I feel I must mention the cabinets because it was them that led me to your blog and introduced me to the HomeRight Finish Max Pro. I'm remodeling an old country house for me and my kids, by myself. Winning a Finish Max Pro will change my life!! And give me hope again!! 🙂
Cher @ Designs by Studio C
I have a couple of dressers that need a paint job... The Finish Max would be the perfect tool for the job!
The biggest piece that I want to do right now is a couch
I have done a chair like this with the upholstery spray paint. It is an expensive paint, so I am trying to find a less expensive way to do it. I have a few people wanting me to paint upholstery for them, but not at the cost of the spray paint. How do you do it without it being stiff after? Do you seal it with anything?
Hi! I have a garage full of furniture I need to paint. I can't pass up a good deal and have collected quite a bit! I have two hutches, tables, three dressers and an awesome chair I need to paint!! I've been looking at paint sprayers for months but have yet to buy one. Love your chair makeover! Thank you!
Love, love, love this chair.
very cool. how does it feel to the touch. would be interested in how it ages as well.
Oh how I''d love to get my hands on one of these babies! Do you know how many projects I could get done.Or should I say ...How many honey-do's my husband could get done! 😉 Pick me,pick me,my husband would be so Thankful. 🙂
Wow. How awesome... I have a couple decorative chairs and a wooden cubby piece I need to paint! Thanks for the idea 🙂 I've painted a dresser by hand using spray cans. Took forever! Need one of those machines
I have two old couches I would love to use a sprayer on!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
Wow Gail, painted upholstery just kind of blows my mind!
I hand painted the fabric on my dining room chairs- what a work out!!!! I have an old 50s style lounger covered in vinyl which I keep thinking needs painting( but NOT by hand!)
I am LOVING this chair, Gail!
I have a drafting table with tons of tiny little cubbies that needs a paint sprayer like nobody's business!! 🙂
My daughter has a hodge podge of bedroom furniture and I've been planning on painting it all white. This would be fantastic!!
We just moved and I can't wait to get to projects like this! We have lots to repurpose! 🙂
My daughter has a hodge podge of bedroom furniture and I've been planning on painting it all white. This would be fantastic!
Id like to paint the closet doors in my son's room a fun bright color
I have a pari of end tables that need to be spruced up!! Painting would be perfect!!
Need to redo some old cream cans
I've got a dresser, two desks, and a large hall tree to paint! It would go SOOO much faster with a sprayer!!!
Bedroom furniture to paint. This would make quick work!
Would love to try this on a rocking chair with a fabric seat. LOVE the chair.
I Have two old dressers that need a new look. There is too many rough spots to refinish, so paint is the next option. And spraying is the only way I want to accomplish this. Why? Because brushing never gives you the same outcome that spraying does. There is just this amazing slick look to a sprayed paint job. And that's how I want my projects to look. So I can post my pictures of my awesome projects.
My deck and a table and chairs
Antique wicker rocker for our new grand baby's nursery...pick me!
Gail I have a crib that I am converting to a bench today. How fast can can that Home Right Finish Pro Max be delivered? LOL.
Actually you are my inspiration for converting the crib which I found lying on the side of the road.
I have my own chair that i have been wanting to experiment with
I love upholstering chairs, but if I can get the same look with paint and with a 1/4 of the time, then I'm a huge FAN!
I would love to use it on an old headboard and footboard that need a new look.
I have a wing-backed chair I would like to paint.
sofas de canto
Hi, everything is going well here and ofcourse every one
is sharing data, that's truly good, keep up writing.
Also have two similar chairs that are needing an update. Very nice!
I have two bedside tables and a coffee table I pick up on the street to re-do!
What a great tutorial! I've been doubtful about painting fabric but you have me wanting to try it now. I have an older wing chair that could use a facelift.
Oh, I LOVE this!!! I SO need to paint a fabric couch for my photography studio. I've always been afraid I'd mess it up, but after seeing this, I'm excited to try. 😉
I want to refinish a dresser and make it my entertainment center. Just finished chairs and a trunk. Wish I had a sprayer for that!!!!! Would have been way easier!!' Love your blog! My favorite!
Would love to paint the rockers on my porch!
I bought a chair from an estate sale and would love to try this!
I have some wicker tables I need to paint to bring new life to them
2 very old very cool chairs. REDO!!!
Christina in Cleveland
Gail this is a spectactular transformation! I love your choice of fabric for the seat! Someone is going to be delighted with the sprayer.
Looks awesome!! I would also do an armchair
I'd love to paint 2 accent chairs in my foyer & 1 in my daughters room so after 4 months her room can be Finished! 🙂
Looks so good!
Dining room chairs. This is amazing!!!
I would love to redo a bench in my bedroom. The current fabric has a few stains and painting sound like what it needs.
Awesome! Need to do my dresser
I did this same technique to two chairs...one for me and one for my daughter. Though I sanded between coats. Wonder if this sprayer allowed you to not have to do this to get a smoother finish. Looks so nice.
I would finally paint the dining table and 6 chairs that have been waiting for a makeover for almost 2 years!
Love the finished look! Trash to treasure
I have been sitting on (pun intended) a 70's arm chair that I picked up at a thrift store. I love the lines, but paint would make her perfect!
I picked up Dresser from a yard sale that I would love to use this on, now that I think about it I have a night stand too!
I've got three chairs and an old couch
I have a similar chair with caning that I KNOW needs to be sprayed rather than brushed! The Homeright Finish Max is EXACTLY what I need!
Looks great!! I have two upholstered retro chairs that need updated.
That looks awesome. I need to paint some vintage suitcases and possibly repurpose.
I don't have anything at the moment, but I will be searching yard sales for the perfect piece. Love the look of the painted fabric.
I have some spindly kitchen chairs that are in need of a makeover!
I will now be on the look-out for something with fabric to repurpose! I have always wanted to do this but didn't know how, until now!!!! My creative juices are flowing!
Wow! Looks great. I have two hand me down wingbacks that have seen better days. I might just follow your lead.
I love your site. You have inspired me so much. I bought an old kitchen cabinet and am converting to a smaller open face shelf that I would like to paint.
We just purchased our first home so I have begun collecting pieces! I have a chair I want to paint, a cool side table I want to redo and two stools I'm wanting to turn into bedside tables for my girls! Fingers crossed!!
I would love to paint this ottoman that I sit on to dress. I use a towel right now, and that doesn't do a thing for the room decor-wise! thank you for the opportunity to win!
Dining rooms chairs need a new look!
I want to paint a bed headboard and drawer pedestal and two chairs.
I really want to try an upholstered chair now. Great job!
Hit send too soon! I need redo a headboard and footboard.
I have two chairs that I've been contemplating on doing the same thing, but I'm scared! Lol.
There is a footstool in our house begging to be painted!