How to re-cover the seats of wooden or metal chairs?

And what's the best way to restore old tables/chairs using textured spray paints so they're durable & last a long time?
q how to re cover the seats of wooden or metal chairs
  5 answers
  • Sue Lilly Sue Lilly on Jun 21, 2017
    I would never have thought of this, cheers

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jun 21, 2017
    For the chair seats, I would find a piece of foam to cover the seat, then smooth it out with a couple of layers of batting, cover this with a piece of plain fabric to wrap around the layers of padding and under the seat. Staple gun to the wooden chair, glue (use a heavy duty glue) to the metal. Then wrap the 'good' fabric over everything and secure in the same way. If you do not want an unfinished underside, hot glue or stitch a piece of fabric on the underside covering all edges.

  • Cathy Wright Cathy Wright on Jun 21, 2017
    When stapling the fabric start in the middle of one side, then stretch fabric to opposite side and staple in the center then do the other two sides. Then start stapling from your center staples toward corners going from side to side. This way you can pull the fabric evenly.

    The metal may also have screw holes from the original seat that can be used.

  • Peg12441494 Peg12441494 on Jun 21, 2017
    Wow! Great advice! Thank you so much!

  • Sandra Baird Sandra Baird on Jun 21, 2017
    Did not know it was that easy. I have 2 metal chairs I would try to cover and let you know how I made out. Thanks.