Monday

How To Paint Your Outdoor Upholstered Furniture #DIY

I have had my outdoor furniture for years.  Like maybe 8 or more.  I does need to be replaced at some point.  But, my Hubs and I aren't sure if we are going to stay in this home, or move.  If I move, I will want new outdoor furniture in the new place.  If we decide to stay here... I will eventually have to buy some.
But until then, I still want my outdoor furniture to look nice.

A couple of years ago, a wild animal got on my furniture during the night and made it so muddy that I just couldn't get it off.   Since my cushions were still in good shape, I thought maybe I could paint them.

You can't just use any kind of paint when it comes to upholstery.  Most paint will crack and peel on fabric.  One time I painted fabric with regular paint.  Didn't work!!  The fabric just split and tore like it was dry rotted.

I am still looking for an outdoor carpet to go under my table.  I will find one I like eventually.  But until then, the floor will be bare.

Check out my Video to see how I painted my Outdoor Upholstered Furniture.




Have you ever painted any fabric before?

83 comments:

  1. Wow, never figured one could paint upholstery. Cheaper way than buying new

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    1. Yes, I agree! It makes sense to refurb the old when there's still life in it. Great idea to do this!

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  2. I didn't know there was a way to paint furniture. What an easy way to spruce up the tired looking ones we have right now!

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    1. I didn't know you could paint outdoor furniture as well. It's a great way to save some money and get a new look.

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  3. I have not painted fabric, but now I'm intrigued! We just bought new furniture last year for our porch. So far, it's holding up well, but I imagine we'll be working on it in the fall (maybe even painting the fabric!)

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  4. That's so cool! I had NO idea that you could paint fabric like this. Very cool.

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  5. What a brilliant idea for outdoor furniture. I like the color you picked you too, very nice color for summer lounging.

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  6. I have some furniture I really want to revamp for this summer. Great suggestions!

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  7. This is such a great idea! It's news to me that you could paint the fabric without it getting all gross and cracky! Thank you for showing this to me!

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  8. What a great idea, I would have never thought of painting the upholstery. What a great idea to reuse!

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  9. I have made painted shirts before. You do have to be careful with what paint you use.

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  10. This is great. I've never painted fabric other than a t-shirt before. And that was just painting on some words and kids handprints :)

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  11. I need to send this to a friend who is looking to revamp her patio. This would be perfect.

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  12. I have seen this online - but have never seen it done in person. What a great option to have.

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  13. I never knew you could do this. I was also going to ask you if the paint cracked! I am so surprised that it doesn't! This is really cool.

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    1. I also would have been worried about the paint cracking! This idea is brilliant.

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  14. I've never done it, and I had no idea it was possible. I definitely thought cracking was what would happen.

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  15. I think i saw this on trading spaces, way back when. Yours looks great.

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  16. Wow, I did not know that you can paint a fabric, that's brilliant. I love your porch by the way!

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  17. No I can't say I have ever painted the upholstery on outside furniture. This is quite interesting and I do have a client who would love to know about this.

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  18. Oh I love this idea! We just got some outdoor furniture, pretty expensive stuff when my husbands Grandma passed. It was hers. I'd love to add a bit of color like this!

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    1. It's a great way to change it up. I never would have thought to do this!

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  19. I have never, ever painted outdoor fabric before. I didn't even think that you could!

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  20. What a great idea! It looks so much better! Thanks for posting!

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    1. Agreed! I need go do this with my own I think! Looks so much better!

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  21. I love your video, you made everything looks so easy. Thanks :D

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  22. Wow, this is so neat! We have some furniture outside that I picked up at a yard-sale that is in great condition, I personally don't love the print... However now that I know I can paint it... Oh man, the possibilities! LOL

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  23. I have never painted upholstery before but it would save a ton of money. My patio furniture is about due for a makeover.

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  24. What a great way to give your outdoor furniture a new look! I would have just went shopping. I didn't realize you could paint the cushions!

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  25. You did such an amazing It takes good skills for this, which I don't think I have but I've always wanted to learn how to do these kinds of things because they're more cost efficient.

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  26. I've never painted upholstery, but I've seen it done on a couple of DIY blogs. I had never heard of it before then. Great job, by the way. I LOVE the color!

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  27. Wow, this is such a cool concept. I would have never thought it was possible to paint upholstered furniture like this

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  28. This is some great information! I hate when outdoor furniture gets all faded and dingy. I can't wait to try this.

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  29. Excellent timing on this. I have some outdoor furniture I would like to give some new "pop." This might be just what I am looking for.

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  30. I never even thought this could be possible! What a great DIY project, and you did such a great job!

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  31. I would never even think to paint fabric but this is just too cool. What a great way to spruce things up without breaking the bank.

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  32. I never knew you could paint fabric. What a great way to makeover your furniture.

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  33. Fun way to switch up the look, sorry you had to explore this option due to animal damage though!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  34. That's a really great idea! I haven't painted furniture, but I've painted t-shirts. It's not really the same, but still it's fabric.

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  35. That's actually a pretty brilliant idea! I'll have to remember this when mine start looking a little ragged!

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  36. Such a great way to give old stuff a new look! I love how it turned out.

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  37. What a great way to renovate and save! I didn't know you could paint outdoor fabrics, this is great news

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  38. Oh my gosh I had no idea this was even possible! Wow the possibilities! I think my patio furniture may be getting a makeover this year!

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  39. I've never painted fabric before. Glad to know that you can do it!

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  40. This is seriously a great tip! I want to do this when we buy a house, so I'll bookmark this!

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  41. What an awesome change! It looks amazing and I love the color!

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  42. I honestly never knew that you could paint furniture like that. You did a great job freshening it up.

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  43. That's neat! I just bought a new cushion for one of ours.

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  44. Wow! I never painted fabric before and I never thought you could. This is actually the first time I'm hearing about this. Well done, what a great tip.

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  45. Wow that looks really great! Turned out so well.

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  46. I had no idea that you could do this! I'd be so afraid of ruining. Looks great

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  47. I love how this turned out! It's about time that I do mine as well!

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  48. I have not painted much on fabric. Not like this anyway. Neat idea/

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  49. I like refurbishing old items. It is less expensive and more eco friendly. Great tutorial

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  50. I love making old new again. Love the pop of color you have going on. I have only painted tote bags, tshirts and canvas shoes as far as cloth goes.

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  51. I love the color of the upholstery after it was painted! That is a great idea to change up the look.

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  52. This is such a great idea. I have never tried to paint fabric before. I have some tired patio furniture that could use a fresh new look.

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  53. Wow, I would have never of thought to use paint! What a great idea.

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  54. Omg!!! I never thought about doing this before but it's like genius!!!! Patio furniture goes so fast and paint is relatively cheap compared to buying all new!

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  55. Well my mind has certainly been blown. I had no idea you could paint outdoor upholstery. Great video thanks for sharing it.

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  56. What an awesome way to make something old new again. I had idea you could paint upholstered furniture.

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  57. I am painting my outdoor furniture this year. Thanks for the info!

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  58. What a great idea for outdoor furniture! I never thought about using upholstery paints. Sounds very cheaper and it has come out very well too. Will have to pin this post. Thanks for sharing this.

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  59. Furniture looks great and so bright! I love the color you chose.

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  60. I honestly had no idea that you could paint outdoor furniture. I love this idea and am going to do this during the summer.

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  61. This is so cool! I might have to try this with a couple of pieces that we have.

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  62. I have never painted any fabric before. Thought we can only dye fabric.

    My side here have notorious weather. Sometimes very hot and sometimes it pours heavily. Can't put cushion outdoor at all unless we have a way to water proof it.

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  63. I have never painted fabric before. However, I recently painted a boring looking (light orange and blue) set of adirondack chairs with a glossy cobalt blue paint. I definitely don't have a desire to buy any new outdoor furniture anytime soon now. :)

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  64. So nice! I've never tried painting fabric. There was a time that I planned on painting our window treatment stripes though but I never got around to doing it. Maybe soon. :)

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  65. This is such a neat idea! I've never tried painting fabric before so it's exciting to think of all the ways I could use this! Thanks!

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  66. What? No way that's painted. I 've never thought about that before. That looks really awesome! Now I may go do it myself, never would have even thought. Learn something everyday!

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  67. I never thought to paint fabric but that is a great idea! Perfet way to decorate for spring and summer!
    ~Amanda

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  68. I never would have thought to paint outdoor furniture! This is such a great idea!

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  69. What a great idea. I would have never thought of this. Looks great! Amber N

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  70. This DIY is very helpful, I am saving this for the future. Glad you shared this one, my wife would love this too.

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  71. I didn't know you could do this! Let us know how well it wears.

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  72. No, I've never tried to paint fabric before. Sounds interesting for decorating ideas though.

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  73. Gorgeous update, and so wonderfully thrifty!! Our patio furniture is still relatively new, but I love that I can mix it up someday with a little paint!

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  74. Oh. My. Gosh. This is absolutely brilliant! I've seen so many outdoor sets on sale that I passed on simply because of the color!

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  75. I had no idea you could PAINT these pieces of furniture What a smart idea!

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  76. I have never done this, but I would LOVE to try it!

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  77. It's surprising to know that you can paint fabric! I always thought it's never done.

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  78. Oh gosh, wonderfully done. I would love to try this some time.

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