Asked on Feb 19, 2018

Diy recover leather massage chair

by Vickie
the leather on my massage chair is ripped. how can I repair/recover it?

  6 answers
  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Feb 19, 2018
    If it's torn, you can use leather repair kits which use a liquid vinyl product. You mix the colors to match your leather.

  • Paula Bois-Brady Paula Bois-Brady on Feb 19, 2018
    easure the dimensions of the chair. Then Check out local fabric or upholstery suppliers. You can often find remnants of quality vinyl (leather look) that can be used to cover the chair. Higher end vinyl has a better quality fabric backing which will hold up to heavy usage. I recommend removing the old vinyl or leather or you can add a layer of padding and staple or upholstery tack the new cover on. If you don't want to remove the old cover repair the tear by cleaning the cover well, degrease with alcohol and use Duct tape to cover the tear. If the tear is vertical cut strips at least 4 inches wider on each side of the tear and apply them horizontally. or vice versa. Then cover the outside edges of the repair tape. This will give you a reasonably good repair. Good luck.

    • Vickie Vickie on Feb 19, 2018
      Thank you so much for the info. I've thought about sewing vinyl like a pillow case and cover the chair. I like the idea of the duct tape and then cover it with the vinyl pillow case. Hopefully this will work. I paid $2,000 several years and sit on it everyday, but I would still like to fix it instead of moving it and purchasing another one. It's the DIYer in me I guess!

  • Tommi L. Perkins Tommi L. Perkins on Feb 19, 2018
    Call a local car dealership and see who they use to repair upholstry and torn leather.

  • Rick Rick on Feb 19, 2018
    I agree with Laura, I have used these products and they work great !

  • Sus16179809 Sus16179809 on Feb 19, 2018
    Duct tape in an interesting design is a quick fix but not ideal. Recovering would be better but much more complex.