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Old 03-24-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Can you paint fabric ceilings

My entire ceiling is from front to rear is a smooth fabric, off white in color but badly stained from the roof leaks around the walls surrounding the bath and along two of the wall cabinets. I was thinking to either cover it with something, replace that area with something and a neighbor asked me why I just don't paint it. SO here is the question, can that be done
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Something like this... http://www.simplyspray.com/upholstery.html
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For stains, you might also try a strong solution (1 scoop per gallon) of OxyClean (Walmart in the laundry soap aisle) or Sun Oxy (Dollar Store) in very hot water.

Dab a sponge moistened in the Oxy solution on the stained area, particularly at the edges. Dab, dab, dab (it will run down your arm- sorry).

Drugstore hydrogen peroxide is another substance to try, same procedure but straight from the bottle.
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Something like this... Simply Spray Fabric Paints
Has anyone actually painted anything with this stuff, it sells for 13 bucks a can and I would probably need at least 6 cans
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Do they have it in white? Seems to only be in other colors?
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People have painted wallpaer fabric for ever. The ceiling is no different, seal stains and apply finish product.
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The webpage says it's safe for pets.

Hmmm how about and red white and blue dog?

Oops saw they didn't have white. Oh well, a red and blue dog would work.

Being serious I think buying one can and trying it on something than can be thrown out might be worth a try.

I didn't know they had such a paint.
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i think a water based paint would do well after priming or sealing the stained areas. i have done alot of fabric painting with crafts and latex paint works well.
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i think a water based paint would do well after priming or sealing the stained areas. i have done alot of fabric painting with crafts and latex paint works well.
I have gotten a lot of paint on my clothes over the years and could never get it out.

One can is 12.95 and a six pak is 59.99 plus shipping

They have a tan color, and we just happen to have an accordian door between the bedroom and hallway, the track in the ceiling is a natural divider. I was thinking to add a trim strip to the ceiling across the area between the dinette and kitchenette and paint the area in between that is stained

But today my wife bought a small jug of oxyclean, she plans to use in our Hoover stean vac with the rotating brush upholstrey attachment. Don't know why they call it a steam vac, it uses cold water and does not heat up anything.
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Bilito... update? did it come clean... or did you try to clean it?
Did you paint it? Got a picture?
I am interested because due to heat... the old wallpaper on the stuff they use to put on the walls is separating in places and peeling off and I've toyed with the idea of eventually pulling it off or sanding it smooth and painting the interior walls that aren't as 'pretty' as the rest.
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Bilito... update? did it come clean... or did you try to clean it?
Did you paint it? Got a picture?
I am interested because due to heat... the old wallpaper on the stuff they use to put on the walls is separating in places and peeling off and I've toyed with the idea of eventually pulling it off or sanding it smooth and painting the interior walls that aren't as 'pretty' as the rest.
Here is a couple of before pics, the wife is gonna give it a try this weekend with her Hoover Steam Vac unholsterty cleaner attachment. in the pics you see a spot or two that I dabbed at with a mixture of one big scoop in about a half a quart or water, I don't think I made it strong enough
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I used Hoover "steam" cleaner and had good results
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