Charcoal Grey Fabric Paint / Spray Dye (large)
30 minutes touch dry, 72 hours washable
Clothing, sofas, vehicle seats, car interiors, carpets, lampshades, curtains, prams, bags and more…
Our Charcoal Grey Upholstery Paint can transform your favourite old furniture, carpets, cushions, curtains, upholstery in cars, boat interior, sofa, clothing (and much more) quickly and easily.
Upholstery Fabric Paint dries permanent and flexible while your work area cleans up easily; it will not peel or crack. The special upholstery formula uses a food-safe gas as a propellant so is non-toxic. So what are you waiting for? Try some fabric paint today!
Furniture still sturdy but faded? Shocked by high upholstering costs? Is your car’s interior a bit dingy? Just spray on our upholstery paint. Do it yourself and save money.
Charcoal Grey Upholstery Paint Features
- Does not rub off
- UV Protected
- CFC Free
- Dries at room temperature, no need to heat set
- Washes off your hands easily with soap and water
- Fade resistant
- Safe for children
- Easy to use
- No fumes or odour
- Rejuvenate sofas, chairs, cushions, carpets, curtains, pillows, sheets, comforters, table linens, bath mats, towels, patio furniture!
- For use on absorbent materials.
- Great for large surface areas.
Not all upholstery will be suitable for spraying with Upholstery Spray. We recommend that you carry out a quick test to see if it is suitable to use on your fabric. As a rule of thumb, if water can absorb into the fabric then Simply Spray will too. If your fabric is coated in some way and water cannot absorb into it, then Simply Spray will not work. You can simply pour some water onto the fabric and see if it absorbs into the fabric or if it runs off. We always recommend that you try Upholstery Spray on a small, out of the way, patch of your furniture just to ensure it is suitable, before you spray the full sofa, chair etc.
Spray Can Size
You will see three main sizes of spray can on our website, 2.5oz (soft fabric dye’s & stencil spray’s), 8oz, (upholstery, vinyl and leather paints) & 13.3oz (outdoor/waterproof fabric paint). There is no hard and fast rule on how much a can will cover, as you will get different results dependent on the type and absorbency of the material, the colour of both your project and the dye, and obviously the type of dye… So to make it easier, you will see a handy calculator below. Both “soft fabric paint” and “upholstery paint” share the same formula and leave the same soft, permanent finish. The only difference is the size of the spray can and the range colours available. Upholstery paint will cover around 3.5 times more fabric than a smaller “soft fabric paint” spray can.
Spray Paint Calculator
The calculator can help you find out how much you need. Please note: Figures are only estimates for one coat only, if you are dying a darker or very absorbent fabric then you may need several coats. Not yet compatible with the smaller 2.5oz cans or the outdoor range.
Simply Spray: Upholstery Dye
One can of Upholstery Paint will cover approximately 17 square feet (1.5 square meters). You must test your fabric to see how absorbent the material is as different fabrics could use more or less of the paint. To cover the upholstery of a sofa, you are likely to require 6 upholstery spray paint cans, however this is of course dependent on the size of your sofa and how absorbent the material is. Because upholstery is essentially a fabric, it’s exceptionally difficult to spray over a dark colour with a lighter colour, so, unlike our leather and vinyl sprays, we advise against going from dark colours to light.
Simply Spray: Fabric Paint
Depending on its use, one can of Simply Spray Fabric Paint should cover approximately 5-6 square feet evenly (around 0.5 square metres). Please ensure you test your fabric first to see how absorbent the material is as different fabrics could use more or less of the paint. When tie-dying shirts, you can cover between two and four adult large T-shirts (front and back).
Simply Spray: Vinyl & Leather Paints
Just 1 bottle of our leather or vinyl spray should comfortably cover approximately 2 square meters. That’s two office chairs, a recliner or even a single leather armchair. The multi-pack (3 sprays, 1 primer) should cover a three seater sofa, a small suite, or a car interior. However it very much depends on the overall area you are covering, so if you’re not too sure, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note: If you want to completely change the colour of a much darker leather or vinyl to a lighter colour, you may require more coats.
Simply Spray: Outdoor Fabric Paint
Outdoor spray paints come in the biggest can available, and should cover 2.5 square meters. It leaves a waterproof, weather-resistant, UV-resistant layer, leaving a nylon-like feel to your project. 1-2 can’s should do a recliner, 2-3 a small sofa.
Your project: Remove loose dirt, flaking material or anything you believe may interrupt your work. Make sure the surface is clean (no dirt or grease) and dry. If it is a garment or removable textile, it may be easier to wash or wipe clean first.
Your work-area: Our spray paints and dyes will stain/mark carpets, clothes and some other items, so it is advised to use a dust sheet, newspaper, magazines, cardboard or anything else you can get your hands on to protect anything you think might get damaged. Remember, these are dyes and therefore liquid, so waterproof / non-absorbent dust-sheets and plastic sheets will work best. The spray’s tend to be quite focused and are relatively easy to control with very little in the way of air particulates, but it always pays to be cautious.
The can: Shake can well before using, this helps to ensure the dye is evenly mixed and ready, then tear off the blue safety tab at the top.
Practice: Try it out on a scrap material or inconspicuous area.
Paint Application: Hold can 6 to 8 inches away from project and begin spraying maintaining an even pressure on the trigger, do not pump. Spray thin layers of paint to cover project. Sometimes you may need a few layers, especially when spraying over darker colours, to get good even cover allow 30 minutes between coats and repeat until desired colour is achieved.
Primer Application: Applies to vinyl & leather dye only. Spray onto you’re the surface and rub into hard to reach areas with a cloth. Allow to dry for at least 30 minutes. Never re-apply primer, especially over the colour, as it will cause issues with the finish.
Tips & Tricks: If it comes out in a stream or fits and spurts, try shaking and use different angles. Don’t be shy to get your hands dirty, it’s often more effective to rub it in with your hands, you might see streaks to begin with, but they will soak in (and it washes off your skin very, very easily!)
Dry Time: The overall dry time will depend on temperature and level of humidity, so you can speed the process with a hairdryer to dry material. Typically allow 72 hours to dry before using or washing the sprayed item.
Issues: On rare occasions our spray paints may not perform, this is typically due to pressure as a result of using environmentally-friendly, food safe gas (unlike every other spray paint manufacturer), a clogged nozzle or an over exerted trigger. The dye is still likely to be functional, but you may need to see the below to fix the issue:
Clogged nozzle: Paint may build up in the nozzle after it is used. If this happens, pick off any excess dried paint from the nozzle opening, then flip the can upside down and spray to clear the passage. If this is not effective, let the spray stand upside-down in water to clear the nozzle, give it a wipe and try again.
Low pressure: You should still be able to achieve a stream from different angles, use a cloth or hands to rub the paint into your project.
Damaged trigger: If the trigger is pulled back too hard, it can “stick”. Simply put your index finger behind the blue trigger and push it forward. A “pop” or “click” should happen. If you push on the trigger a few times, it should start spraying again. If you are having serious issues with your canister, just give us a call on 01948 662629 and we will send a replacement.
Clean tip of nozzle between each use; for best results, use entire can in one application.
Nozzle: Rinse under warm water or tip can upside down and spray to clear nozzle. Let dry approximately one hour.
Clothing: Because our dyes are permanent, you will want to wash your clothes as soon as possible if you accidentally spray them. You should wash your clothes using liquid fabric softener because fabric softener breaks down the pigment in the paint. Unfortunately, there’s not a universal solution to remove permanent paint from clothing, all material is different. Keep washing them and put soap directly on the paint, scrub and hope!
Skin: You can wash it off your skin with regular soap, water and a little help from a cloth. It’s surprisingly easy and we have never had issues with skin cleaning or contact in the years of its use. If you wash your hands immediately after using, the paint should come off with little effort.
Unused Canisters: Store fabric paints in dry, cool conditions and protect from extreme temperatures.
Partially Used: If you are intending to store long-term, the spray will last longer upside-down in a bowl of water. If the trigger is not left in the correct “off position”, the gas will seep out, rendering the can unusable. When done using the can, make sure the trigger is fully pushed forward and in the off position, (even pulling lightly on the nozzle will allow the gas to seep out).
Recycling and the Environment
Leftover paint: Share leftover product with friends or take it to a Community RePaint collection point. Make a small difference to someone else at www.communityrepaint.org.uk
Empty canisters: Used paint canisters can be recycled as normal with the metal recycling at your home or premises. Do not attempt to remove the lid, or de-pressurise the can. More details can be found here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/waste/metals.htm
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.