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How to Paint Grain Sack Stripes on Fabric: A Video Tutorial

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This is a guest blog with a video tutorial from Beverley Wilde of Revamped Furniture and Home. Beverley is going to show you how simple it is to achieve crisp, clean grain sack stripes on fabric.

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Photo: Revamped Furniture & Home

Beverley has many years of upcycling behind her, starting out way back in the 1990’s with an old bedroom set and a tin of brilliant white emulsion.

Upcycling supplies and tools have come a long way since then and so has Beverley.

Beverley now teaches furniture upcycling as well as running her own shop stocking some of the best brands of upcycling products from paint to brushes, stencils and transfers. In short, this lady knows what she’s talking about!

Materials Needed

The full video tutorial is below, but before you watch it, here is Beverley’s checklist of the materials needed for this project.

  • Fabric cut in the correct length and width for your project
  • Pen or pencil
  • Painter’s tape (Deltec Gold used here)
  • Sharp craft knife or Stanley knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Cutting mat or piece of wood/MDF
  • Cardboard or dust sheet underneath the fabric (in case the paint soaks through)
  • Tape or weights to keep your fabric in place
  • Paint of choice (Fusion Mineral Paint used here)
  • Dabbing brush or large flat ended brush (Cling On! Oval used here – find it in the US and the UK & Ireland)
  • Kitchen roll to dab excess paint off of the brush
telephone table makeover - before
Before – Revamped Furniture & Home

As you will see on the video, Beverley is creating a grain sack stripe effect, but this method can be used for a variety of designs from geometric, seasonal, checked and more.

Bev’s video also includes some great tips on using paint on fabric more generally as well as exactly how to apply the paint to get the effect you are looking for.

Beverley has used her grain sack stripe fabric here on a gorgeous upcycled and re-painted telephone table but you can use this technique on all kinds of projects. How fab would this effect look on a wingback chair?!

Here are some more photos of Beverley’s finished grain sack stripe project.

how to paint a grain sack stripe on fabric
Photo: Revamped Furniture & Home
grain sack stripe fabric with paint
Photo: Revamped Furniture & Home
how to paint a grain sack stripe on fabric
Revamped Furniture & Home

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