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Tips for DIY Furniture Upholstery Repair

There are numerous tips which can help a person to produce a professional looking furniture upholstery repair job. Leather can be repaired using a DIY kit, which contains all the required materials. Minor tears in fabric upholstery can at times be fixed using simply a thread and needle. Using a piece of material removed from beneath a piece of furniture where it will not be visible, you are able to patch the fabric upholstery. Dining room chair seats are easily recovered, simply by removing it out of its frame.

Leather upholstery can be extremely expensive, and efforts must be made to repair any damaged areas, before you think of throwing the piece out. The best way to leather repair is by buying a DIY kit. This usually contains adhesive filler, a sub-patch, and a liquid coloring product. For the best results, trim around the torn piece using scissors, and then install the patch underneath the rip. Seal this using the filler, then mix the coloring compound so it will match the leather upholstery, and then use it on the leather.

Fabric upholstery must be repaired as soon as possible, thus preventing further damage from being done. Minor rips can be repaired by sewing the area using a needle and a matching thread. The cushion covers must be removed in order to create sufficient slack within the material before any sewing is attempted. Slack can be created by pressing the fabric together using clamps. Then using short and close stitches, trim any excess thread using your sewing scissors.

Bigger rips can at times be repaired with DIY fabric upholstery repair kits. This normally comes with multiple pieces of neutral fabric, in addition to a clear adhesive. If a suitable fabric is not found within this kit, a small piece of material can be removed from underneath the furniture. For the best results, cut the material to an oval shape, this will make it less visible. Apply the patch using the clear adhesive.

So if you are looking for a professional furniture upholstery repair service in the Novato, CA areas, contact Sky Ranch Upholstery today at (415) 893-9721.


Elaine Thompson

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