6 Steps on How to Paint a Microfiber Recliner

Are you considering how to paint a microfiber recliner? If so, then this blog post will provide you with 101 steps on how to do it! We tell you how much time and money it will take, how easy or difficult the process is, and how long of an investment painting your furniture really is.

Whether you’re thinking about getting rid of your old furniture for some new pieces or just want to personalize what you have already–this information can help make sure that you get the most out of your project.

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Steps on how to Paint Micro Fiber Recliner

Step 1. Gather all of your materials. You’ll need a microfiber recliner, cleaning supplies to remove any dirt or dust from the fabric first, primer and paint incompatible colors for what you want to finish with (we recommend dark chocolate brown), spray paint for edging trim, or other small details that might be hard to cover otherwise, a second set of hands to help you paint furniture, and newspapers or tarps that can be used for covering the surface you’re working on.

Step 2. Cover any surfaces in your home with newspaper or plastic tarp before starting. This will prevent any unwanted messes from being made during this process.

Step 3. Clean all dirt off of the recliner with a cleaning solution or method of your choice.

Step 4. Make sure the paint is completely dry before applying two coats, using light pressure and a natural motion to apply it evenly. Touch up any areas that need more attention after each coat dries for about an hour (note how long you can hold off on touching up certain spots).

Step 5. Clean the surface of your recliner with a clean cloth and warm water, making sure it’s completely dry.

Step 6. Apply one more coat to cover any spots that need touching up or missed areas, repeating steps two through four again for an even finish.


What to Keep in Mind While Painting

The quality of how you paint furniture is dependent on how long ago the furniture was manufactured. Furniture that has been painted in the past two years will need to be sealed with a coating before it can be repainted.

You may find yourself being stumped about how many coats of paint you should put on your furniture, and how long each coat should dry for. The best way to make sure your finish is how you want it is to do a test run on an inconspicuous area of your furniture (like the bottom left-hand corner) before applying any paint.


TIP: Remember, once you are satisfied with how your first round of painting went, seal the top-coats in by rubbing some wax over them. This will help protect your paint job from scratches, water spots, and other damages.


How to Preserve Paints on a Recliner to Last Longe

A microfiber recliner can be a great addition to any family room or study. It is often made of fabric that covers the back and seat, with plush cushions on the armrests for extra comfort.

However, if you want your furniture to last as long as possible, some care may be necessary: how do you know how to preserve paints on a recliner and how often should you do it?

Recliners can be expensive, so they’re worth it for that reason alone. But how do we make sure the fabric lasts as long as possible? There are actually many different ways, but one of the most important things is taking care of your paint job.


How to maintain paint job, here are some steps:

  • Work with solvents such as turpentine, mineral spirits, and paint thinner to clean the surface of your recliner
  • Use a lint brush or old towel to remove any loose fabric fibers before painting
  • Don’t forget that what goes on top should go underneath. That means that if you’re using latex paint, it’s best not to prime with oil because there is no latex underneath
  • Don’t forget to do a test on a scrap piece of the furniture first before actually painting it and always paint in thin coats.
  • After finishing, you should put at least two layers of varnish for an even finish


How to Clean A Recliner After Painting

Step 1. First, make sure to wait at least 24 hours after painting before vacuuming. If the recliner is newly painted and unpacked in a clean room, then it should be safe for vacuum use as soon as the paint has dried (which could take up to 48 hours). The more time you allow your furniture to sit on the floor, the more dirt will accumulate on it.

Step 2. If you have a recliner that has had paint spilled or dripped onto it and is not new to the room (or if there’s any chance of exposure), then wait at least 72 hours before vacuuming up around your furniture.

Step 3. The longer you’re able to leave your furniture in a room, the less work you’ll have to do when it’s time for cleanup.

Step 4. Vacuum your recliner with an upholstery attachment and make sure to get all of those hard-to-reach spots by moving furniture around or using a long crevice tool. Put down a plastic tarp if there are any spills on the floor to keep it from getting dirty.

When you’re done vacuuming, take a few minutes to go over your recliner with a microfiber towel and wipe away any dust or grime that remains.


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