Upholstery Glasgow East
How to: reupholster a chair seat
Upholstery Glasgow East customers have many projects with which they come to us for help and a frequent request for re-upholstery is the chair seat.
Think about your dining chairs for a moment and how much use they have, as well as the stress they undergo. If you have a young or growing family, you will know that food does not always stay on the plates…or the table! It, along with liquids, have a habit of leaking and spilling, usually on to the chair seat.
Reupholstering the seat can be a straightforward process, simply because it is a simple shape to recover, without the need for cutting awkward shapes or patterns etc. However, unless you have all the necessary tools and components, you may find that the outcome is not the desired on - which is why many upholstery Glasgow East customers turn to us!
The tools we work with
Getting the desired professional finish relies on;
- The correct tools
- Skill and patience
- The correct choice of fabric
- Component parts such as the correct padding or foam (if this is being replaced)
- Attention to detail
What you will need to do…
Before we can commence on upholstery projects for Glasgow East customers, we will need to assess the chair for any damage, especially the frame and seating area. This way, we can ensure that repairs are carried out before we embark on the exciting bit - the re-upholstery of the seat!
The correct padding thickness will need to be selected and you will also be face with the exciting, but daunting task of choosing your upholstery fabric.
What will work best?
Dining chairs, as we said, go through a lot of punishment from food and drink, hence you will need a fabric that will not stain readily, will be robust and strong, as well fit well with your current interior décor and style.
Many upholstery Glasgow East customers are dazzled by the array of so many fabrics on offer, but we can help with advice on what works well, as well as pointing out what may not be so robust in a dining situation.
Some upholstery Glasgow East customers, for example, opt for leather or the synthetic version of vinyl as they are not only robust, but easily wipe able; leather also ages well, becoming softer with use and age.
Choosing a fabric will also mean you need to opt for one that will withstand stains, but also cleaning products for when spills do happen.
Many upholstery Glasgow East customers are surprised at how quick chair seats can be re-covered, as well as the amazing change from tired, stain seat pads to gleaming, luxurious dining chairs once again.