Asked on May 14, 2019

How to repair loose springs and supports under sofa?

Amy5464445Suzzi Williams CombsCynthia H


q repair loose springs and supports under sofa
4 answers
  • Joy30150932
    on May 14, 2019

    Remove the cover fabric underneath and then you can expose the springs. Take a look to see how they have been tightened and do the same thing by using a strong nylon rope or string, wire or even springs you can purchase at the store. Once you have fastened more securely, re-install the fabric on the bottom by stapling.

  • Cynthia H
    on May 14, 2019

    Springs can usually be retied, support can be refastened, and the dust cover can be restapled. Turn the piece upside down, Peel it back a layer at a time until you expose all the issues. Generally, I review several YouTube videos before doing a project like this. Serena at Thriftdiving has videos on reupholstering a chair that explains the spring tying really well.

  • Suzzi Williams Combs
    on May 14, 2019

    I used wire ties to tighten the weak places. You tube will show you how.

  • Amy5464445
    on May 14, 2019

    Agree with all above. Somewhere the springs have gotten detached from the other springs or the frame. If detached from the frame, you can wrap string or rope around the spring and re-staple to the frame. if detached from neighboring springs, you use zip ties to reconnect.

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