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A. Yes, Fabricoat will work on any fabric provided it is absorbent. To test absorbency, drop some water onto the fabric and see if it soaks in. If it does, it is absorbent, and Fabricoat will work. We’d advise that for fabrics with a pile, you order double the amount of fabric paint as there is more surface area to cover.

A. 250ml will cover a dining chair or car seat, 500ml will paint an armchair, and 1 litre will be enough to transform a three-seater sofa. However, if your fabric has a pile (like velvet, faux-suede, chenille, draylon or microfibre), you will need to use more product as there’s much more surface area to cover. We suggest ordering double the above quantities of fabric paint for these fabric types.

A. No, as long as you brush the fabric with a Soft Bristled Brush during and after painting it should not feel any different.  Fabricoat is designed to dry with a soft, flexible finish without changing how the fabric feels.  

If the material you are painting feels very soft/silky/velvety prior to application then it may slightly stiffen the fabric initially, but it will soon soften after use. And do make sure you don’t apply too much fabric paint as this will stiffen the material. 

A. If you want to change the colour of an item, we recommend you always use a darker paint than the original colour.  

If you do wish to transform your item to a lighter colour, the original darker colour is likely to show through. You can use our White Fabricoat as a base paint, but we suggest you always test a corner of the fabric first to guarantee this will work. 

A. Sofas, chairs, lampshades, blinds, headboards and car interiors, but the possibilities are endless. Check out our Inspire page or socials to see what our community have been painting.

A. Yes, it is. Fabricoat takes 24 hours to become touch-dry and can be used after that, but we’d advise waiting a full seven days to allow the colour to fully cure. Once it’s fully cured, the material can be washed or cleaned as normal. Once dry, it will not rub off onto your clothes or other items.