1 gal latex paint ,flat finish ( Behr paint: Stepping Stones-Home Depot) cost of 2qts is more than the cost of one gallon, I bought the gallon.) 8 8-oz bottles of Delta Fabric Medium Scrap piece of MDF (or cardboard ) On the first coat, I mixed up my paint, fabric medium, and water in a 2:2:1 ratio (2 parts paint, 2 parts fabric medium, 1 part water). I mixed it together really well and started painting. And yes, the first coat looked really awful!
How to Paint Upholstery (Latex Paint and Fabric Medium)