Ultimate Guide to Painting a Faux Leather Recliner

A faux leather recliner is a great addition to any living room, but there are times when you want to change the color. This guide will show you how easy it is to paint your own faux leather recliner with simple supplies from your local hardware store!

 

Faux Leather Recliner

Steps to Painting a Faux Leather Recliner

Step One: Preparing the Surface

Begin by vacuuming or sweeping your fabric to remove all dust and debris. Use a damp cloth to wipe down both sides of your chair, removing any grime that would later interfere with paint adhesion. Allow it time to dry before moving on to the next step!

Step Two: Painting the Chair Frame

Pre-mix your paint in a container before pouring it into a bucket. Fill the bucket with at least six inches of water and then stir until the paint is thoroughly mixed. Use painter’s tape to cover any areas that you do not want to be painted, such as electrical outlets or buttons on the armrests. Begin painting from left to right, and use smooth, even strokes. Allow the paint to dry for at least 24 hours before moving on to the next step!

Step Three: Painting the Arm Rest

Using a small foam brush or stencils (if you have any), cover all areas that are not already painted with your desired color. Once again allow it to dry.

Step Four: Painting the Seat

Using a small foam brush or stencils, cover all areas that are not already painted with your desired color. Once again allow it to dry for at least 24 hours before moving on to the next step!

 

How Long Should I Wait in Between Coats?

Allow the paint to dry for 24 hours before applying a second coat of paint.

 

How do I know When the Paint is dry?

When you can put your hand on it and not feel any wetness, it’s ready to move onto the next step!

 

What if I want my Leather Recliner to Have Some Sheen or Gloss?

This depends on how much you want it to have.  We recommend using either a clear sealant or acrylic gloss varnish!

 

What if I Want my Leather Recliner to Feel More Like Genuine Leather?

You can use the same techniques for faux leather, but be sure to give your paint time to dry before applying any sheen or gloss.

 

How do I know if my Recliner is dry?

When you can put your hand on it and not feel any wetness, it’s ready to move onto the next step!

 

What kind of Paint Should I use for a Faux Leather Recliner?

You’ll want to use acrylics or latex paints.  Acrylic s will give you a little more sheen, but both are good.

 

How do I Choose the Right Color for my Faux Leather Recliner?

It all depends on what look and feel you’re going for!  We recommend choosing something light so that it doesn’t show dirt as much.

 

Should I use a Primer Before Painting  my Recliner?

If you want to add extra protection, sure!  I would recommend getting a primer especially made for faux leather.

 

How much paint should I buy for my faux leather furniture project?

That all depends on the size of your piece and what type of paint you’re using. We always recommend buying at least two or three cans of paint.

 

How do I put the Furniture Back Together?

Make sure to clean off any excess paint with a rag and water before you reattach anything or restain your piece.  You want it nice and dry before use!

 

Should I Seal my Faux Leather Recliner After Painting?

Yes, that’s always a great idea to make sure your paint job lasts as long as possible.

 

What type of Primer Should I use Before Painting my Recliner?

You should always prime it! A quality faux leather-specific acrylic primer will work best here.  This is the guide you need, and we’ve got a few more tips for how to get that perfect faux leather finish.

 

How to care for Painted Faux Leather Recliner

Do not use harsh chemicals, such as bleach or ammonia. These can damage the paint and faux leather surface.

Keep your recliner away from direct sunlight to prevent fading of color over time.  The best way is to put it in a shaded area when not being used for long periods of time.

Avoid placing anything that can transfer color on your recliners, such as clothing or a pet.

Maintain the paint job with wipe down of spills and dusting regularly!

 

How to Remove old Fabric From Faux Leather Recliner

Step 1. Laying newspaper out over the recliner will protect it and provide you an easy clean-up after everything is removed. Using a screwdriver, remove the screws from the bottom of the recliner and pull up on it to release any remaining fabric that might be stuck down with staples or adhesive strips.

Step 2. Remove all old fabrics and padding by peeling them off in one piece as if you were removing wallpaper. If they are left behind this will leave a visible pattern.

Step 3. Using the screwdriver, lift all of the staples that are still attached to the underside of your recliner frame and pull off any remaining strips from around seams or corners. Remove these by peeling them back as if you were removing wallpaper.  Once they’re removed, use an electric sander to smooth out any rough edges or wood that’s visible.

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