Hi. I'm new to the forum and am hoping someone can help me. I, like many others, am guilty of spending way too many hours scrolling through page after page of amazing things and pinning great idea after great idea from Pinterest. And, typically, if I see it and set my mind to it, I can make it. Well, I guess I didn't research this one enough. There was a great pic of a wedding dress that had been dyed black. It was on a dressmakers form and beside it sitting on a wooden spool was about a 2 foot skeleton / tailor with needle in hand sewing the dress. I instantly started combing thrift stores for wedding dresses and dress forms. After a couple of weeks, I had all of the pieces I needed to make this happen. When I started to research how would be the best way to dye the dress (because it's got a huge train) I discovered that if the dress is made of polyester, you can't use Rit dye. Of course, unless you spend like a gazillion dollars on your dress, it's gonna be made of polyester or some other synthetic. So I find that the make a fabric spray paint that I can use. Well, it's expensive stuff $8-10/can. I call the company to see what kind of coverage I would get per can to see how many cans I would need to buy and the customer service guy asked if my house was paid for because I would need to take out a 2nd mortgage! He was very nice and actually suggested using plain old interior, acrylic house paint since it's a prop and not going to be worn. He recommended applying it with an airless sprayer which, thankfully, I have and just thinning it down with water by 5-10%. My question is has anyone ever used plain acrylic paint to paint fabric (without fabric medium)? If so, did it crack? Does anyone have ideas for how to spread the skirt of the dress out fully while I'm spraying it. I'm intending to spray it while it on the dress form. It currently has 2 crinolines under it and that is helping to straighten out a lot of the folds in the skirt but not all. I've already got about $130 tied up in this and fear that it's gonna turn into a hot mess!! Any help would be much appreciated!!