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hey there! lindsay here, the frugalcrafter, and today i'm gonna paint my couch. this couch has been at our housefor about a year it was my mother-in-law's, but when shemoved into a memory care unit, she couldn't have this big piece offurniture and we were going to try to find a new home for it, but just aboutthe same time our couch that was only a couple years old the frame broke and wetook it apart and tried to fix it but it was all just cheap particle board, justbasically disposable furniture, and i don't like disposable stuff,,so i thoughtthis thing is 30 years old, it's going strong and the upholstery is in reallygreat shape,

so i thought i would try painting it. andi'm going to use a product called fab and this is by our sponsor heirloomtraditions paint and you can find them at heirloom traditions paint dot com andbasically what this stuff is, is a medium to use with chalk paint so that you canpaint your fabric, and it will still feel like fabric, it won't be crunchy, so you can get this all in one by itself, and this isn't a veryheavily patterned piece, so i could actually just use this clear fab asthe seed, as the kind of the bottom coat, the primer and the top coat sealer, but they also have it in a two-part kit, which has a like a tinted white primerthat you put on first, and then the clear

sealer, so i figured since this does havea little bit of a pattern and i was thinking i'll probably go through atleast two of these jars, i'd be better off just to start with onewith a little bit of primer in it first and then put my coat of paint. igot like an almost avocado green color called basques and that'swhat i want to do for the base, and i also have this like a creamy whitecalled "a la mode". i thought it'd be nice to maybe, i'm not 100% sure, but maybeto stencil a design on top. there's also a skirt on the bottom of this couch thati think makes it look really dated, so i want to rip that off so i'm hoping thati can just kind of slice it off with a

utility knife and it won't fray crazy sowish me luck on that, and yeah i'm gonna paint my couch. so wish me luck andyou can watch the process unfold. okay, cutting off the skirt was not a big deal.i did it on the backside first to make sure i didn't mess it up before doing iton a side that's actually going to show, um so this is what i found to workreally well. i'm using one of these little utility knives. you can snap offthe blade when it gets dull and i'm locking this. i have about a half an inchexposed and then what i'm doing is kind of getting right underneath that piping.can you see that? right underneath the piping with my knife andthen i am just really jamming it up in

there and pulling it towards myself. i'mjust trying to cut through the fabric and the interfacing and it might take acouple, there see it came down came out really well. i'm gonna have to cut overwhere there's an extra layer but not a big deal, and look at all the nicestorage i have underneath here typically (i'm going to get comfortable)typically we have baskets under here with the coloring books and magazines,just to kind of keep the coffee table clutter free and it'll be even easierto reach stuff and i found i think a dozen little cat toys under there wheni was pulling it away from the wall to cut the skirting off the back. so youwant to do that if you do have a

skirt to remove, just try to keep it sothe piping is nice and smooth and neat, you don't have any fraying underneathand i figure doing it now if i do have a little bit of fraying i can seal downany loose ends when i go to prime it, okay i have also went ahead and vacuumed theupholstery, you wanna make sure you get cat fur off it and when ipulled out the skirt i can also see kind of some dust kicking up into the air. ijust wanted to make sure that the fabric was free of debris and nice and clean.you could also, if you have a like a really dingy couch, if you wantedto you could wash it beforehand, just make sure it's completely dry before youstart. now the nice thing about the fab

with the tinting and the white tintingis that you can see where you've been, when you're using theall-in-one which is clear, it may be difficult to see where you've been. ithat would be fine on this couch because it's not a really bold pattern but ilike knowing that i can see exactly where i've started to paint, you want tomake sure to use a fairly stiff brush when you're applying paint on fabricbecause it's going to drag a little bit. it's not like you're painting on acanvas which has been primed already even though it's fabric as well,so using something like this like stiff fabric well this is a stiff chalkpaint brush, it's going to go a lot

easier than trying to use somethingthat's like a nylon brush, it's a little floppy. you can probablyalso use a nice high quality house paint brush like one of the purdy brushes.if you haven't done this before i would avoid the cheap brushes becausethose tend have softer bristles and they also tend to shed quite a bitso you want a nice high quality brush that's not going to shed. if you don'thave any, you can find some appropriate brushes over at heirloom traditions paint,and i'm just going to go and coat all of my fabric with this, i'm actually pleasedat how far this is going, and this step is going to make it so you don't use somuch of your chalk paint, so i'm hoping

that i can do this whole project withone quart for the base color, anyway. okay day two on the couch project. i let theprimer dry overnight and when i got up and i felt the fabric this morning itfelt kind of stiff, so what you want to do at this point is you want to take abrown paper bag or a fine sanding sponge, brown bag works great, go to the grocerystore and just ask for brown bags when they pack up your groceriesand then it's going to take some elbow grease,work that fabric and i just kind of did circular motions,until it felt soft again and i didn't prime the back actually ran out ofprimer before i got to the back of the

couch, so i kind of reached over to theback and i felt the fabric that hasn't been treated and it felt the sameas this after i sanded it with the bag, then after i did that, i went around andi vacuumed everything just to pick up any dust i could see, the dust on thefloor from sanding that down, and i recommend doing this between every layerof paint you put on, so you do it after the primer, because it's like you've gotlike a little bit of maybe some cat hair or a fuzzy or just some of the fabrickind of pilled up when you were priming, it if you don't sand it and you go overwith your top coat it's going to trap that pill onto the fabric, this is justgoing to kind of break it down also add

a little flexibility into the fabric andmake it work for you, so now i'm ready to put on my chalk paint, hopefully thiswill cover in one coat since i primed it. i really think it's going to and what ihave here is a quart of it's called basque. i'll put a link and the color namein the video description, from heirloom traditions paint and you want to stir iteven though it comes pretty well mixed up it's still always a good idea to stiryour paint just in case it sat on the shelf for a little while. i'm choosing achopstick to do that and i actually just keep like acardboard box on the floor that i can set my paint down when i'm not using itand i'm using a chalk paint brush, it's

flush on the bottom and i'm just goingto start applying it just in circular strokes, and i can see already that thepaint is going farther than the primer did. i used a lot more primerthan i anticipated because this particularfabric was very porous. it was kind of like a a coarse wovenupholstery fabric and it really just sucked up the paint,so definitely prime it because your primer is going to cost less than yourhigh quality paint typically, and it looks like it's in a cover really well. ilike chalk paint brushes, because they're very durable versus like a foam brush,but you could use a foam brush if that's

what you have. i know some people do but it might wear out and you might have to have a few as you go along, buteven a roller would work really well i'm going to use a chop paintbrush, that's what it's designed for,and give us a coat and we will meet again after this coat is done. okay, ihad a little change of plans. i started to run out of the green. i had 1/4 ofthe dark green as soon as i got the back side and front frame inside frame done,and i also got that kind of avocado color was looking a bit 70s, and ombre isreally popular right now so i decided to kill two birds with one stone and ipoured some light really kind of like a

almost a white in here and then stirredit up and that way i could kind of get this ombre effect, also because the whitecolor has more pigmentation, it also covered better so i'm not going to haveto do two coats. i also brought the ombre look up on the side arms too, andthen i'm just gonna mix, make sure i have plenty here, of this lighter color that imixed and then i'm going to do the cushion in that so there'll be a littlebit of contrast so it will be all like super super dark because once it was onthe fabric, i'll show youhere on the frame it looked really really dark. imean look at that it seems darker. i know it's gonna dry probably a little bitlighter because it's still wet now, but

it was much darker than what i wantedand it was quite a stark contrast when from the cream-colored couch that i hadto this super dark green, so now that i have this more sage color mix herewith a white and the darker green, i'm much more happy with that. i like how itkind of fades into a lighter color and they can do the cushion kind of asage color and i think it will look really awesome when it's all dry, sowe'll be back when it's all dry. oh, one more thing, in case you want to do this,this brush right here is a flat kind of like paddle brush, and so what i did toget this ombre look is i took the regular chalk paint brush i was usingit's totally full of pain right now. i'm

trying to lift it up so i don't kind ofdrip it all over everything, so i took the regular chalk brush i was using andi did like a stripe along the bottom and then i took the paddle and i and i kindof dragged it all up and then i went back and forth until it smoothed out andi had a nice even ombre, so there's there's how idid that. you might want to practice that on like a like a scrap of fabric or apiece of wood or something to get the hang of it but i had to work quicklyonce i decided to do that, and i didn't turn the camera on but basically it wasjust squashed across with one brush and then blend it with the other one, so nottoo not too difficult. okay it's a couple

days later, and we're back to the couchand i decided to give this a few days so i could think about it decide whether ilike this color or not, decide if i wanted another coat, and i did thepaper bag standing like i showed you previously and i was still finding myfabric to be a little too stiff, so i went and got a fine sanding sponge and iwent over it with that and it distressed it a little bit, and then i found that ireally liked that look, now you may see some faint striping here if you rememberfrom the before picture this was a kind of a cream and dusty blue type of stripepattern, but also the fabric the way it was woven had differenttextures to it, so i've almost got like a

little pinstripe in here, and then awider stripe, and then you know striped with pin stripes in it and i like that. ican still see the texture of the little pink tops even though it's all tone ontone now. i liked that texture i felt when it was when i freshly painted itand it was darker and solid it was just too much there's too much of one colorthat's kind of one of the reasons i ombre'd it. the other reason was ofcourse i was running low on the paint. i will talk a little bit aboutestimating a project during the frequently asked questions section atthe end of this video. what i'm going to do now, now that i'm happywith the way this looks,

i've sanded it, i vacuumed it thoroughlyto make sure there's no dust, and also i tested that it's but there was no colortransfer so you're not going to get even if i didn't see it i wasn't going to getany color on my clothes which is something i've heard happen to peoplethat have done chalk paint upholstery before, so i'm glad that isn't an issueat this point. this fab sealer is the last step in this process and this clear stuff you can actually use it as a primer or a sealer but i usethe tinted primer because i have a two packs that were included,and so basically what you want to do is just put on one coat, one thin coatand i'm just using a wax finishing

brush here. i'm just dipping like theprobably the bottom a quarter of an inch into the sealer and i'm justgoing to give it a even coat and i will kind of crosshatch a little bit so idisrupt those strokes. i don't want it to look like painted furniture. i want it to feel a lot more more natural, now this looks really white here, it's goingto dry completely clear, actually test a bit on one of the arms of the chair justto make sure it didn't stiffen it at all, that actually made it feel a little bitsofter, so what i'm going to do here is add a coat of this and then we'll comeback when it's all dry and i'll do the frequently asked questions' portion ofthe video. i hope you're enjoying this

so far. i am and i'm really liking that ihave a pretty much a brand new couch, now that i'm almost donehere, okay it's dry and i just lightly sanded it down with a paper bag and itfeels pretty good. i was really relieved because after i had the green paint on apaper bag sanded it and it was rough, and so i used to fine sanding sponge and itgot better, but it was still really stiff, but the all-in-one fab the clear stuffthat's on the purple label definitely softened it up. i did a really little bitof light sanding with a paper bag and it's it's pretty soft. i'm really happy,it's not as soft as the original fabric though, so i want you to keep that inmind. the fabric on this couch was a very

coarse kind of burlapy fabric, so itwas very in a natural fiber, so it was very absorbent so like i mentioned. itabsorbs so much of the primer, took like five jars to do this couch, and then ittook about two quarts of paint to paint one coat, and then when it came toputting this last fab on it, i only used like one and a third jars to coverthe entire couch, so every layer it takes less, and so i was able to do this withthree coats of product, versus four to six coats of chalk paint, which othertutorials, they take your chalk paint and water it down and do four to six coats.but i've seen the results to still be kind of crunchyand flaky, and gosh six

coats is going to take a long time, thisprobably took me about six hours start to finish to do a hands-on time, so it isa bit of an undertaking, so i decided i would offer some tips here and advice asfar as planning your project and what to expect. i think i would recommend that ifyou've never painted upholstery before that you start with a smaller project,like a look at upholstered kitchen chair or maybe a formal sitting chair thatyou're not going to use every day, this being our main couch, i had a plan thisproject around my family's schedule so when the kids would leave for school forthe day i would throw the coat of primer and it would take most of the day. it absorbed so much, it actually wasn't dried til the

next day, because i didn't want the kidsto kind of flop down on a wet couch and get covered with paint or you know throwsomething on the couch and have it get covered with paint, so i just wanted tokind of plan in it really well. the green paint took probably close to 12hours to dry and this final coat of fab took only probably four hours to dry sobecause each layer absorbs less, doesn't use as muchit dries a little bit quicker each time. so if i did want to do another coat ofthe green it would have taken us long to dry or take in as much product. i wouldrecommend if you're doing a couch like this, if it's a porous material like thekind of burlapy type of material that

was on this, i would probably get threeof the kits of the fab and what i would do is i would begin with primingareas we're going to show with the tinted primer, and i would do like theback and seat and probably the arms that way if i ran out of those first threecontainers, i could dip into the purple ones and you know get around the edgesand off to the back and the parts aren't really going to show so much. the tintedprimer is going to block a little bit more pattern but not a ton and it'sbasically the same product just with a little bit of white tint. otherwiseyou'll end up buying like four or five sets and you'll have all kinds of clearleftover. i only used one and

the third jar to go over this entirething, that took me nearly five jars to cover in the primer, so you can kindof borrow from topcoats you don't have to over buy andend up with a bunch of leftovers, even though this leftover stuff is going tobe really fun for summer projects, like painting those canvas shoes that arereally inexpensive at your department store, or canvas aprons or canvastote bags. i know the kids are gonna have a ball with this, and they want to helpme paint furniture, more furniture which i don't know if i'm ready for, becausethis was quite project, but like i said, start small so you know we're gettinginto. i also recommend that you start on

a project that is tight-fitting like this, and if you don't have such a porous couch, maybe youhave a tighter woven fabric that it has been scotch guarded or it's just like,think of it if you drop if you spill some water on the couch, does thewater bead up or does it absorb right in there quick as can be?if the water tends to puddle and bead up a little bit, you're not going to use asmuch primer, it's not as absorbent the the stuff isn't going to soak in as muchas it did on my couch, so if you have a smoother weave, a smoother fabric, atighter weave, or a synthetic fabric you're not going to need as much, maybe

deduct a jar or two from what i'mrecommending, so just kind of play it by ear. probablyyours is not going to take as much as mine did because this was a superabsorbent natural fiber. upholstry was in great shape so i was really lucky.so yes i'd avoid doing anything that's really baggy because it'll be reallyeasy to miss like areas under folds and whatnot, tufted furniture is going to bea little bit more difficult, so if you have like a headboard with all theselittle buttons and tufts, that's going to be tricky because you're going to needto get paint underneath in all those folds, and it could be really easy tomiss somewhere, to get too much, i think

stuck under there, so i'm just trying togo with a nice overall smooth upholstry. i think this is really goodfor outdoor upholstery. i would definitely use it to spruce up like apatio umbrella or awnings, because those items are expensive to replace. iprobably wouldn't use it to spruce up my you know $25 target seat covers that ibuy every couple of years because you know the product does get a little bitexpensive and the time that you're putting into it, i'm going to only putthe time into something that's really going to save me money,because i'm updating something like a nice sofa that you know otherwise i'd be

replacing, and they don't make sofas asnice as they used to, so you know i'm probably getting a better sofa thangoing out and spending a thousand dollars on a new one that's, who knowsmade with what, chipboard or particle board or whatever under there. i knowthat i've got a decent piece of upholstery, here a decent piece offurniture so it's a no-brainer to spend the money in the time painting andupgrading it. just make sure you follow the steps, make sure you are readyto see a project to the end if you do undertake something like couch painting,because it's going to take some time and you have to follow the steps properly oryou're going to end up with a crunchy

couch. that means sanding in between andafter you sand, every time you sand vacuum thoroughly. you want to vacuumaround your couch but also you want to take the cushions off, you want to vacuumit around it you want to vacuum all the upholstery, so that you don't have thosebits of dust getting back in your paint, because that's gonna make it rough, okay?it's going to make it feel like sandpaper and you don't want that. youwant to, i can't stop feeling this couch because it's actually gottenreally soft after this top coat, and i was quite worried after the green coat,because it was a little crunchy, i'm not gonna lie. so definitely don't skimpon this final step and it didn't take

that much to do this. i mean i don't know,if you skip the primer step i think it would suck in so much paint that you would have a really crunchy film to deal with, soi'm really happy with the results and i hope this helps you if you'reundertaking your project, just keep in mind it is a long process. you have to bewilling to spend the time to do this took me probably six to eight hours ofhands-on time for this. i want you to know what you're getting into start witha little chair, see how you like it and then graduate onto your couch, and justyou know follow the steps, take your time and enjoy the process. you get to makesomething that's totally different than

anybody else's and that'spretty awesome. i want to thank heirloom traditionspaints for sponsoring this video. please check out the links in the video descriptions to all products i use, and use a couponcode frugal to save 10% on your order, so it'll bring the cost down and you getfree shipping on orders over $75, i think under that's $5 flat rate fee. so veryaffordable, i hope you found this useful. if you have any questions let me know inthe comments below, and i will help you out. thank you so much for watching! untilnext time, happy crafting.

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