How to Paint Faux Fur

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Faux fur continues to grow in popularity. Not only is it cheaper than real fur, but no animals are harmed during its production. Faux fur isn't just used to make coats: It can be used to make lampshades, rugs, stuffed animals and many other items found throughout your house. However, if you're not satisfied with the color of an item in your house that's made out of faux fur, painting it is a great way to make it look new again.

Things You'll Need

  • Acrylic spray paint
  • Fine brush
  • Newspaper

Find an item with faux fur that needs to be painted. This technique will work best on something like a lampshade or a stuffed animal that's used as a decoration. Don't attempt to paint your coat or anything that a child might put in his mouth.

Place newspaper down on the floor of your basement or garage (or outside if it isn't raining or snowing). The newspaper should cover enough space so that you can spray-paint the item without getting any paint on the ground.

Spray-paint a small area on the faux fur from a foot away; cover the item lightly with paint. It's better to have too little than too much paint during this step, because excess paint will cause the fur to clump together. Wait 10 seconds after you've painted the area.

Brush the paint into the faux fur with a fine brush. Do this in each direction until the area is fully covered.

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until every small area on the faux fur has been painted. Let the paint dry completely before you return the item to its place in the house.

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