Upholstery Paint FAQ

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 before spraying.

Can I completely change the colour I am painting (i.e. paint my red couch blue or assorted colour 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 colour of the paint you are using for colour to show correctly. You can paint a cream couch black, but you can’t paint a black couch cream. The paint is not opaque so it cannot make darker colours lighter.

Will Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric 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.

Can I wash my painted items with other items or will it run?

Wash separately the first time. After that, washing with like colours is recommended.

Can I use Upholstery Paint indoors or does it have strong fumes?

Simply Spray is non-toxic, non-flammable and has no fume or odours. The propellant in the can is very safe and is the same propellant used with food, such as whipped cream. The propellant is odourless. Occasionally, you may smell a faint paint odour if you are using a large number of cans indoors. If you have sensitivities, you should use the product in a ventilated area to be on the safe side.

Do I have to heat set my project?

NO! One of the greatest things about Simply Spray Upholstery Paint is that it sets itself. You do not need to iron or put it in the dryer, just wait 72 hours before washing.

Is Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint safe for children?

YES! All Simply Spray products are safe for everyone. They are non-toxic and non-flammable. Simply Spray products are aerosol but do not contain ANY harsh ingredients or inhalants. Its secret formula is safe and conforms to ASTM-D 4236.

Is it safe to use around pets?

Simply Spray Upholstery Paint is safe to use on fabrics that will be in contact with your pet, such as a pet bed. We do not recommend that you spray the paint on your pet or near your pet.

Should I wear gloves when I use Upholstery Paint?

Sometimes wearing gloves can cause more of a problem than you would think…. The paint will not absorb into the glove and will transfer onto your project.

I am planning to use Upholstery Fabric Paint outside; will it ruin my grass if I get paint on it?

We always recommend that you cover your work area. Simply Spray is not harmful if you get some on your grass, but it will change the colour of your grass temporarily.

What happens if I get Upholstery Paint on my cement / driveway?

We always recommend that you cover your work area. Simply Spray will soak into your cement and can be difficult to remove. You should wash the area with a steel brush and strong cleaner that won’t harm the surface.

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