I have had our outdoor furniture and cushions for over 5 years now and with all the use and abuse, they look terrible! Someday when I have the cash, I will replace them with a beautiful print, but for now I needed a quick fix that will last for awhile. I needed a solution that would cover the sun bleaching, dirt stains and more! The fastest, cheapest and easiest way I thought to do it was to use spray paint. I bought one can to give it a try and found that the paint disappeared right into the fabric. Then I grabbed some of my leftover wall paint and it went on really well! After one thick coat and some drying time, the cushions looked incredible and they are weatherproofed too! Now when my kids spill their food and drinks, it will bead up and wipe right off. It is fabulous.
Here is what you need:
- drop cloth
- paint brush
- leftover semi gloss paint
Here is what you do:
Set out your cushions on the drop cloth.
Paint the exposed areas. Let dry.
Flip cushions over, paint the rest of the areas, let dry.
Go over the cushions and see if there are any areas that need re-touching. If yes, give them a bit of paint and let dry.
TIP: If you have grease or oil stains on your cushions, pre-wash them with grease cutting cleaner and let dry before painting. This also goes for other stains that may prevent paint from sticking.
Last step is to put your new cushions out and enjoy them with a glass of water and a good book!
I am thinking that if I want to change the colors, I can use spray paint the next time because it will now stick to the coat of paint! I will let you know.
Here is the disgusting before pictures. . .
and the beautiful after pics!
Are you going to try this with your cushions?
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
I never would have thought to do that. What an awesome idea.
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
Wow, what a difference! I never thought to paint fabric, it looks really good!
Wow, what a transformation! I had no idea you could use paint on fabric!
I had no idea you could paint outdoor furniture cushions! How cool is that?!
I would never have thought of re-painting my old Sunbrella fabric; I just purchased new cushions. However, I will forward this useful information along.
What a great idea. It didn’t even dawn on me that you could paint the cushions!
Well, that’s pretty cool! I didn’t know you could paint fabric with regular house paint.
That is SO cool. My only question is how does it feel? Is it super stiff?
Stacey - Travel Blogger
That is pure genius! No more staining, and no more ugly. I’ve got to do this with my patio furniture.
I am SO doing this! I’ve got some super nappy furniture outside that needs some TLC.
That’s an interesting tip. Never thought of using leftover paint like that.
Wow that turned out amazing! Does it leave a sticky feeling? Does it crack? I’m so in the “don’t have a clue” area of paint. But this idea is awesome! And I love the look!
I would never have thought about painting cushions. I love the idea and totally want to give it a try
I never would have thought that brush painting outdoor cushions would turn out so well. It looks great on yours. I’ll definitely keep this in mind when ours need refreshing.
I need to try this. I have heard great things about this paint, I am so curious about it!
This is such a great idea. It is a great way to extend the life of your out door cushions. They really turned out great.
What a cool idea! I never knew that was possible either!! Very intriguing!
You are too smart!!! I would have NEVER thought to use paint on cushions! I love this!
What a genius way to freshen up the look. I’m glad you didn’t throw it away but rejuvenated it!
I probably would have never thought to use paint and would have thrown the old ones out and bought new cushions. I LOVE your idea and I love the new look.
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