Saturday, March 31, 2012

Simply Spray Review

I'm really excited to do this post.  I have been waiting patiently to do this. After finishing our coffee table, I had mention that I wanted to paint our couch.  Which sounds crazy, right?!  How do you even paint a couch?  What kind of paint to you use?  Well.. well.. I have some answers because guess what...

I painted my couch.

There is an awesome company called Simply Spray that sells fabric paint.  Not just fabric paint but puff paint, stencil paint, upholstery paint.. so believe me when I say there have paint for any type of fabric.

Of course, I was sold when I heard upholstery.  I had to try it! 

Here are some before pictures of our couch before.
We haven't always been so kind to this couch.  It has survived living with three Marines and a baby.  Did I mention we also have a dog too..
 But let's say the color wasn't so forgiving with any type of stains.  And believe me there were stains..
Let's get up close and personal..

Ok, let's get to the more exciting part.
We decided to try to charcoal grey.

drum roll please..
No more stains! Yay! And mostly important, it's non-toxic.  So any parents out there, no worries.
AMAZING, right!?  The pictures don't do it justice either. It took about 4 coats to get the color this dark with 14 cans of paint. Wait 72 hours after painting, then it's like you have a  brand new couch!
We are so happy with the results.  Our couch finally fits with the rest of the living room.  


My biggest worry about using this product was how was the couch going to feel after painting it.  I was amazed with the results.  The couch feels exactly the same.  
We actually had some friends that came over that thought we got a new couch.  When I told them I painted it, they didn't believe me.


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39 comments:

Melissa said...

oh my gosh! looks great! what a great idea/good find!!

Jenny@NorthwestLovelies said...

Wow! It looks amazing! I can't believe it's painted!! Nice work!

Christina said...

I am in LOVE with this!! I can't believe the difference...and I love that charcoal color!!

Just shared this on my FB page :)

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Wow, what a transformation! It looks so chic.

Heather said...

That is fabulous!!! Your living room is so adorable!!

Teresa said...

Wow, that is super impressive! It looks great! What furniture can I spray around here?!

Evanne Griesedieck said...

Wow the couch looks amazing! I have never heard of fabric paint for something as big as a couch before! I think it looks great!

Cameron Meerdink said...

WHAT?!?!? You can paint a COUCH? And it's NON-TOXIC??! This just made my whole week :)

DELIGHTFUL CURIOSITY said...

THAT IS INCREDIBLE!!!! LOVE THIS IDEA!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!

InezbyDesign said...

Ok then! I don't usually make comments on stuff like this but all I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!! That looks incredible. Thank you for sharing.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

This is incredible :) Nice job I guess you can paint anything.

Rachael said...

That is an amazing transformation. What a great idea, I'll have to check out that paint. You are very brave for deciding to do this. It could have been awful.

Rose said...

Awesome This is what I have been need! I 'm so happy I stopped by. the couch looks great. I have light couches 3 kids and 3 dogs. I have been thinking of getting new couches but I think you just saved me a lot of money. You have a wonderful blog and I am excited to be a follower. I would like to invite you come visit my blog
and share in my link party @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/2012/03/welcome-to-our-3rd-link-party-we-are-so.html
Hope to see you there
Rose

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I"ve heard of painting couches, but I've been afraid to try it. This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

Meredith said...

My mind = BLOWN!! I had no clue you could paint a couch! Woah. I'm totally going to blog about this paint and clue some people in. I'm going to link back to you too! Thanks so much for sharing such an incredible transformation!!

Kelley @ Miss Information said...

I remember seeing this on trading spaces years ago, I'm wondering if the fabric is hard after you paint it? I have a love seat I was going to throw out this may be just what I need to keep it!

sandee said...

wow, this is awesome, I have been wanting to do something similar with cushions on my patio bench chair, I will be going to check out the colors and do this! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

sandee said...

omg...I just ordered mine!! lol They should give you a commission!!

Our Delightful Home said...

I would have never thought about painting an entire couch. Awesome job!I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via:http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-8.html


Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

stuffitellmysister.me said...

awesome!!! you are one brave person!! visiting from live.laugh.rowe! paula from stuffItellmysister.me ~

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Wow!! I didn't know you could do that! It really did come out great! Thanks for sharing at my party :)

MissMOE said...

Wow! I use to own that couch--it had so many stains I gave it away to some college students. I wish I had known about this product before I gave it away! I'll have to keep this product in mind for the next time I want to cover up some stains. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh!!! That looks SOOOO SOOO SOOOO good!!!! Wow!!! Love it! That little guy sitting on the couch is pretty cute too!

Chelsea said...

Whoa! Forget slipcover... I'm totally about to paint my couch. Like tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!!

Becca said...

I canNOT believe how much better it looks and what a huge transformation this was! Your couch looks like my 4000 sectional now! All that with paint!! Insane!
xo Becca

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

Wow! This is so cool! It really does look like you bought a new couch. Great job! Thanks for the tip...I'll check out their FB page. :)

Holly said...

Wow! It turned out fabulous! And pinworthy!


Holly
http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Well gosh, that's pretty amazing. I would of at least thought it would have a funny feel to it. It does look great, and love that it is non-toxic. Love the charcoal color. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Emily Morgenstern said...

amazing!! I never would have guessed!! And, I love the color you chose!

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

IMPRESSIVE! I love the color and I love how brave you were to try this out :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

Ashleigh said...

Completely totally awesome. Pinned this last night. I painted my counter tops and I am not too chicken to do this, especially not after seeing this! You should check out my countertops. :)
LOVE the charcoal color. Looks so chic.

Ashleigh
livegorgeously.blogspot.com

Tamsyn said...

Wow, I can't believe this worked so well! I never would have thought of this!

Allie~The Inspired Momma said...

Oh wow that looks amazing! It looks like a brand new couch. Good job! :-)

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Hyphen Interiors said...

I have painted a chair before (you may have seen the teal chair floating around) and while it's not crunchy or hard, it's like canvas. I wondered about this product, but it did not come in the color I needed. However, I was contacted by them this week and plan to meet with them and get samples and give it a try. I'm mainly curious about the final texture and according to this post, your sofa feels the same. So, I'm intrigued! Looking forward to trying it.

THERMAHEAL said...

Your project looks very nice. I bought Simply Spray but it was a nightmare to use. It sprayed all clumpy and didn't cover very well. I wouldn't recommend it at all. I see there are other fabric sprays that look more like they spray rather than shoot out a stream of clumpy spray. So I'd avoid this product if you want something to look better than a craft project.

Release Loci said...

this looks great! i'm thinking of doing a chair in my living room, but i don't know how many cans i'd need. it's a pretty big chair so i was encouraged when i saw that you did your whole couch. how many cans did it take to do the job?

Release Loci said...

this looks great! i'm thinking of doing a chair in my living room, but i don't know how many cans i'd need. it's a pretty big chair so i was encouraged when i saw that you did your whole couch. how many cans did it take to do the job?

none said...

Your couch looks good. It inspired us to do the same. But I have to tell anyone interested in doing this what they might want to be aware of. I guess everyone gets different results because our experience was nothing like this. We recently decided to spraypaint our couch with Simply Spray fabric paint. Its a 2 cushion couch, can probably fit 3 people on it but 2 more comfortably. It's not huge. We read on the blog that it would only be 12 bottles and that it would remain soft. We ran out of paint after 12 bottles and purchased another 12. We have now run out of that as well and it is still not covered. On top of that it is no longer soft. It is in fact very hard and feels almost sticky. We also washed one of the cushions and it did in fact wear off A LOT. It also does come off on our skin and clothing. We are incredibly unhappy. We had a very nice couch. It was white and very easy to clean. The problem was, we have a dog and would constantly have to clean it. We thought having a darker color would solve our problems. We could have easily sold the couch. Now it is half done and we are $300 in on paint. Not only can we not sell this, we have to buy a new couch and spent all this money in paint. I dont know, I've read blogs where people are happy, but this took many hours to do, very space consuming, basically had no living room for 6 days because it takes 3 days each time. Just a total nightmare, waste of time and money.