How to Dye Couches

Do you want to make your favorite faded or stained couch look like new again? Maybe you just want a fresh new color in your living room, but can't afford a new couch. Well, dying your fabric upholstery is as easy as spray painting it. Use fabric spray paint to make all your couch cushions, rugs and pillows look like new again.

Dye your couch for a new clean look

Step 1

Purchase upholstery spray paint at any hobby store. The size of your couch determines how many cans you'll need. One upholstery spray paint can is supposed to cover 15 square feet of fabric. Purchase one more can than needed to be confident you have enough paint to finish the job.

Step 2

Remove all cushions and pillows. Clean the couch and all individual pieces.

Step 3

Remove the pull tab located on top of the spray nozzle. Point the nozzle close to, but not pointing at, the couch and pull the nozzle. When paint sprays from the nozzle, point it at the couch, and spray in circular motions while holding the nozzle trigger down consistently until the entire couch is covered in paint. Repeat with all cushions and pillows you want to dye.

Step 4

Allow the paint to dry for at least 72 hours before sitting on the couch. Test the couch for dryness by pushing down on a cushion with a paper towel. If the paper towel comes up clean, then the paint has dried completely.

Tiffani Ice

Tiffani Ice is has been a freelance writer since 2007. She has many how-to articles published on eHow. Tiffani also runs an Xbox community called Ladies of Xbox, and specializes in video game repair, tips and tricks. She studied animal health at San Diego Mesa College.