I was given a 14' church pew. The fabric is an awful red. I don't really know how to describe the material on the seat and back, except to say it's kind of a short nap furry material. Re-upholstering is way out of my league. Is it a good candidate to be painted?
Some kinds of fabric can be painted, with fabric paint, but to the best of my knowledge these are ornamental fabrics. I've painted on ribbon, but it takes some practice to get the right paint and the right fabric.
From your description the only thing I could imagine that could be applied to the fabric is spray paint. I'm not aware though if fabric specific spray paint is available.
Would you consider removing the fabric and restoring the pew?
Yes, as you stated you don't like the fabric. I don't know of any way it can be painted without undertaking a laborious project, and even then I'm not convinced the paint would adhere to the fabric and hold up under wear and tear.
Perhaps one of the crafters here has another suggestion as to painting.
Seems to me there aren't too many options if you don't like the fabric and aren't comfortable with reupholstering, although you could put throws, afghans or quilts over the pew to cover up the unattractive fabric.This message has been edited. Last edited by: GardenSprite,
Google it to replace the fabric and devote some time to read and study what you find .I get how to do project information from Google many times. i usually do the research way before I start the project so I can chew on it and my personal computer can digest it. you will be surprised the info that is availableThis message has been edited. Last edited by: beers1,