Not everyone is using house paint. Simply Spray's upholstery fabric paints are specifically designed for decorating couches and other furniture. But, it will not work effectively on Nylon & 100% polyester fabrics, so you will need fabric knowledge. I have not tried this yet, but as soon as the right couch comes my way I'm on it. So, why am I writing this post? Ladies are thrifting clothes like crazy these days and walking past pre-loved sofas to get to the fitting room. Why not pick up a well constructed sofa or get one from Aunt B and make it yours? I am just saying . . .