Asked on Jul 10, 2018

Is it easy to cover a chair pad that is screwed onto a chair?



Is it easy to cover a chair pad that is screwed on to a chair ?

6 answers
  • Easiest recover job you will ever do in your life. Turn chair over and unscrew the seat, I aside the screws. Remove current cover. I like to add extra cushion any time I recover for extra comfort. Quilt batting works well. Cut to size of seat. Use the old cover as a pattern for the new fabric. Cut fabric. Lay fabric face down. Add quilt batting, now seat face down. Staple on opposite edges and keep taught. Now screw back on to chair base. Easy, simple and quick!
  • Joy30150932
    on Jul 10, 2018

    The screws are under the seat so you can remove them, recover and then re-install.
  • Christine
    on Jul 10, 2018

    unscrew the chair pad to measure the size overall then add an least 2 to 3 inches extra for all four sides. Lay the fabric on top of the chair pad smooth it turning sides in an with a staple gun anchor the fabric to the bottom, then just screw the chair pad back in place. I've done this before and plan to it again to another chair. I id all of my dining chairs that way and they look great.
  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Hi Lin,
    Please have a look at this Hometalk post.
    It seems to be the easiest way recover that I have ever seen.

    • Vimarhonor
      on Jul 11, 2018

      A budget economically friendly way to cover chairs in this same way—as the abive Hometalker— I have seen people do some thrift store consignment shops hunting and find designer type fabric that’s used for household items woven throws, curtains and valances and use that to cover seats.

      Just another thought to consider— there’s a lot of yardage in unexpected places and curtains that might be discarded are looking for a new home.

  • Cindy
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I agree with above comments. Unscrew the base and use it as a pattern. Add new padding and new fabric. Pull it snug and put a staple in the center of all four sides. Then staple all sides. Cut off and excess fabric and re-install the seat to the chair. Best of luck to you.

  • Lin26844373
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Good idea
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