Last week my Mom was out here from Ontario and we tackled decorating my front porch and back deck. I do like my sectional on the back deck but the cushions were worn and faded. We tried to dye them twice: once with a navy blue and the second with back dye and neither took. Finally, I was searching online and came across the idea of painting the cushions. Painting them with spray paint – not fabric paint. At first I was leery but by the time we had dyed the covers twice I was fed up, so we figured why not?
I picked up some Rust-Oleum (two cans) in a dark brown that was similar to what they were before they faded:
Needless to say it did the trick – and well! I was uncertain whether it would come off on the clothes (it does not!), or that it might feel rough on the skin (no rougher then the material did before). Basically, I would say it was a success and I would recommend it if you have old faded cushions you want to extend a little longer. The photos below show the before and after results. Not bad eh?
It is not perfect but sure looks a lot better and cleaner now.