Asked on May 23, 2018

Whats the best fabric for recovering a bar stool?

whats the best fabric for recovering a bar stool that will hold up and not show a ton of cat hair. There’s some beautiful coastal prints on Michales website. Does anyone use these?
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The top two are my favorite as I prefer something fairly neutral. But if anyone thinks the color of the blue coral one would be more resistor snagging and staining I will go with that. Thanks. 🙏🏼
q recovering stools
q recovering stools
  6 answers
  • Becca Becca on May 23, 2018
    Vinyl. It comes in several thicknesses and can be wiped or vacuumed easily.

  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on May 24, 2018
    I think you need to use oil cloth, it is cheaper and comes in lots of colours and patterns. Becca is right it's easier to clean.

  • Annie Annie on May 24, 2018
    I think you just need to go darker. The white background will show every stain. As for the fabric, get something that is made for upholstery purposes and is tightly woven. Those that have a backing are particularly good as they stretch less.

  • Marlene Marlene on May 24, 2018
    An inexpensive option I used to recover a bar stool once involved using a tea towel from the dollar store.

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on May 24, 2018
    Vinyl and oil cloth are both good choices as they wipe clean. If you use a cloth it should be heavy grade and washable. You could run an open hem along the bottom, put in either a draw string or elastic. when dirty just throw in the washer with towels and hang to dry. Use a separate piece of foam rubber for padding. Just don't wash the pad since foam falls apart if washed too often.
    Youtube has several how to's posted.

  • Marjorie Pugliese Marjorie Pugliese on May 28, 2018
    Thank you 🙏🏼 For the great feedback. I will youtube the drawstring idea.