How to reupholster dining chairs?

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  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jun 25, 2018

  • Dee Dee on Jun 25, 2018
    Watch this video it explains it all

  • Maureen McAteer Vasily Maureen McAteer Vasily on Jun 25, 2018
    When I've reupholstered dining room chairs I have found it is best to use lighter weight material due to the layers at the corners. I have taken off the old material and used this for my pattern. I need to pay particular attention to the corners as the material needs to be carefully positioned in order to avoid bunching up. Otherwise I follow the instructions B. Enne posted. It is easy once you have all your material, staples, and staple gun.

  • Linda Davis Linda Davis on Jun 25, 2018
    most seats or upholstered chair backs are attached with a few screws. Locate those and remove seat and back. Remove old upholstery and staples it was attached with. You can use this as a pattern to cut new fabric or just use piece to be covered. Leave a couple inches to overlap and staple to back. If you want seats padded, cut and attach a pad of foam the same size as part to be covered. Attack pad with spray adhesive to prevent pad from slipping with use. Place fabric, printed side down ( center any large pattern on seat), fold fabric to back, pull snug and staple. Staple at alternate sights back and forth to equalize tension so fabric stays centered. Fold in corners as neatly as possible and staple well. ( this is where it will come loose if not s cured well). Cut away any excess fabric. If fabric is not already treated, spray a fabric protectant on cover (Scotchgaurd), to prevent staining and ease cleaning. Replace seat/ back with screws.