How to Recover a Chair Using Vinyl

Stain- and – moisture-resistant vinyl makes cleaning an upholstered dining room chair a cinch. Most chairs have chairs so that you replace it with vinyl and can quickly remove the upholstery that is old. Vinyl is available in limited colors and patterns, but you might also use a patterned vinyl shower curtain that is thick or tablecloth to get a upholstery project.

Vinyl Choice

Upholstery vinyl that is sturdy is thicker than vinyl made for different purposes. It frequently includes a cloth or felt backing that helps prevent it from slipping or tearing. If you’re upholstering an chair, consider sea or fade-resistant vinyl, which offers more protection from the sun. You may use transparent vinyl over another cloth, although vinyl might be available only in limited patterns. Alternatives include texturing and mildew resistance. Choose a thick but pliable kind so it is simple to shape it when selecting a vinyl.

Chair Seat Removal

Most chair seats are attached with nails or screws accessed from the bottom of the chair, but some chairs may simply pop out with gentle pressure from underneath. Some dining room chairs might also feature an upholstered part. This section is removed in the same fashion as the seat, or so the upholstery might be connected with upholstery nails around the perimeter of the seat back. Remove the staples holding the upholstery in place, after removing the seat and back. If it’s possible to remove it in one 19, the upholstery produces a pattern that is suitable for your vinyl.

Upholstering Planning

Before you reupholster sanding, painting or staining the chair is done. Smooth any rough spots out and pull out any residual tacks or nails that held upholstery or the seat in place before staining or painting the chair. Inspect the foam on seat and the seat back. Peel it off the seat board if it’s overly compressed or hurt and replace it. Cut a bit of upholstery foam to exactly the identical shape as the seat board. Glue it in place with a spray glue and allow the glue to dry before upholstering.

Vinyl Installation

The foam is smoothed by A layer of batting over the cushion’s surface and makes the pillow less angular. Cut the foam batting large enough to wrap the surface of the seat over and hang each side by 1 inch. Cut your vinyl to exactly the size. Wrap the batting taut over the surface of the seat, folding the overhang below the seat. Staple it. Fold to make a crisp border. Repeat the procedure with the vinyl. After trimming off vinyl or some extra batting in the bottom reattach the chair seat. If the vinyl is connected to the seat back with upholstery nails, fold to make a fresh edge and nail the borders to the seat with tacks or upholstery nails.

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