Fabric Spray Paint and Home Decorating on a Budget

Look around at your home and furnishings. If you had the money, what would you replace right now? What are you tired of looking at? How will you redecorate when you’re on a tight budget?

You might want brand new furniture, but your bank account, savings, or credit tells you it’s not going to happen. What if you could redecorate your home without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars?

When it comes to fabric and upholstery, you can easily fabric spray paint your home décor and create a new look. What in the world can you use fabric spray paint on in your home?

Upholstered Furniture

Whatever sofa, loveseat, chairs, or other upholstered furniture you have in your home can be spray painted and renewed with a coat or two of fabric spray paint. Be careful to choose a color that will cover your upholstery because if you choose a color that’s too light, it won’t give you the coverage needed.

If your couch is a lighter color and you want to paint it a darker or brighter color, like red or burgundy, you can completely transform your living room into something you love. You can do the same with your other upholstered furniture and create a complete look in your living room.

Throw Pillows

Do you use throw pillows on your furniture or on your beds? If they are faded, worn a bit, or you just want a change in color, fabric spray paint is just the thing to give your old throw pillows new life. You don’t even have to paint them a solid color. You can use stencils and create multicolored designs that please your eyes.

Outdoor Furniture

If you have a patio and/or pool area with outdoor furniture, you can spray paint the fabric on your outdoor chairs, lounge, or other upholstered furniture. High-quality fabric spray paint won’t fade or bleed out in the elements, so redesign your outdoor area as you please.


If you have old curtains or drapes covering your windows, you can wash them and then spray paint them to spruce up your home décor. Remember the idea of spray painting your living room furniture? Well, you can match or contrast your curtains/drapes respectively to create a relaxing, dramatic, vivid, fun, or conventional look.

Area Rugs

As long as your area rugs aren’t expensive Persian or vintage rugs, you can spray paint them. Perhaps you have an older fuzzy, white area rug that could use a facelift. You can find your ideal color and spray paint it to match whatever décor you like.

As long as the home décor item you want to paint is fabric, fabric spray paint is the ideal way to improve and rejuvenate your home’s décor.

Choosing Fabric Spray Paint

Choose a fabric spray paint (click here to choose one) that is fast-drying and will be dry within 72 hours. Other attributes of the fabric spray paint you choose include:

  • Fade resistant
  • Fume and odor free
  • CFC free
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-hazardous
  • Easy to use
  • UV protectant
  • Fast drying
  • Safe to use around children
  • Won’t rub off
  • Soft to the touch when dry

How to Use Fabric Spray Paint

Fabric spray paint comes in a huge variety of colors from light to dark, with some bright, vivid colors, so you can get creative with your colors, patterns, and designs.

After you’ve chosen your colors, it’s time to do some prep work on your fabrics. Clean and dry the upholstery or fabric you plan to paint so you have a clean ‘canvas’ with which to work.

If you have a good-sized garage, you can do your painting there. Otherwise, it’s smart to put down some tarp in your backyard and take your item to be painted out there. If you have some painter’s cloth, you can place it over everything except the item you’re painting to protect the area and the flooring.

Prepare furniture by using painter’s tape on the legs and any exposed wood, metal, or plastic areas of the piece. That’s how you ensure the paint only falls on the upholstery.

Shake the fabric spray paint can as directed, start spraying on a piece of cloth off the furniture and move towards the furniture, holding the can 6 to 8 inches from the piece you’re painting. Make smooth, even passes until you see the fabric is fully covered with paint. If there is excess paint on the fabric or it starts dripping a bit, use a soft cloth to brush it away.

Following these tips, and you’ll have a home you can feel comfortable in and proud of.