i must admit that a very good tutorial takes a lot of patience and when i am in the zone...i am in the zone. unfortunately i dont have anyone hanging over my shoulders to take pictures during the process.
but i will do my best to explain.
-sand paper (or square)
i read the instructions on the back of the textile medium bottle. then i dumped it into a cup, along with the paint and added water until the concoction was thin and starting painting.
i painted on the first layer with a foam brush and then used a foam roller.
the foam brush and the foam roller seem to eliminate the appearance of brush strokes.
here are some questions you have asked and my answers..
Q: does the type of fabric matter.
A: quite possibly. the fabric is a variable and can most definitely alter the look and perhaps feel of the
finish. i can't make a definitive statement, because i only painted my chairs.
Q: does the paint get on your clothes.
A: not at all. the textile medium is a permanent bonding solution that when mixed with paint will become permanent to textile or fabric (of course anything is possible. remember the story of the titanic?)
Q: does the paint crack when you sit on it?
i don't know if they will last 3 months, 3 years, or 300 years. but i will be sure to update you as time pushes on.
if you missed the actually chairs click here or here or here...lol
it only cost me less than $10 to redo both chairs.
$10 versus a $1,000 and up for both chairs. i will take $10 alex.
i really need more clients to test out more colors...lol.
okay NOW who is ready to paint a chair?