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Painting a Canvas Loveseat

I was told I need to use a water-based acrylic - but craft paint for fabric comes in tiny bottles. Is there a gallon-sized coloreable paint that will work? Behr, Matha Stewart, Ralph Lauren, whatever - brand doesn't matter as long as it can be a variation of pink: )

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Posted 2013-12-27T00:30:57+0000  by paulette2 paulette2
 

Howdy paulette2,

 

Mix the quart of paint with 16 ounces of fabric textile medium. This allows the latex paint to permanently bond to the fabric while staying softer, less stiff and resistant to cracking. You can pick up the fabric medium at most craft stores. You will need two 8 oz bottles of fabric medium for every quart of paint used.

 

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I like to let the paint completely dry between coats to keep the finish uniform. I also recommend using a quality brush because it will save you time and in the long run money too.

 

Happy painting,

 

Posted 2013-12-27T01:36:56+0000  by Dave_HD_OC
 
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