Recreate Old Furniture in Best Possible Way by Furniture Reupholstery

Furniture reupholstery is performed to bring it back to its original quality or to make it better. This process may require certain technical and non-technical methods. 

Furniture Reupholstery
Furniture Reupholstery

Reasons for which reupholstery is required

  • It is required when expensive furniture looks tiring and worn and the room décor needs immediate change. Generally, for leather upholstery, the cleaning and maintenance process needs to be much advanced than when compared to other forms of upholstery.
  • It is required when the furniture seems to occupy more space in the room or the room has limited space, and also when the furniture consist of super quality frames than the modern ones, but a little bit of repairing is essential. 

When parts or whole of the furniture gets damaged: reupholstery versus buying new furniture

  • Furniture reupholstery becomes mandatory when the furniture cannot be thrown away as it is a favorite piece and has been in the house for generations, and you do not want to invest in new furniture.
  • It becomes essential when the furniture starts to display the hidden areas such as backs, the wooden areas, the springs and the sponges.
  • It is required when the wooden frame needs to be repaired or rebuilt or the springs need to be re-tied or new ones need to be put in place.
  • If the task involves less amount of money as compared with the purchase of new furniture.  Usually, purchasing new furniture is costly whereas getting old furniture reupholstered requires less expense. Although, it should be kept in mind that price for the furniture reupholstery depends entirely on the work that needs to be performed by an upholsterer. 
Furniture Reupholstery
Furniture Reupholstery

Steps that are followed by an upholsterer to reupholster furniture

  • The first step is to check for the material of the furniture that needs to be reupholstered. For example, furniture made from solid wood can be repaired but furniture made of plywood should not be repaired, as they do not last long.
  • The next step is to select the furniture that makes peculiar, strange noise as these types require furniture reupholstery.
  • The next step is to look for nails or screws that are prominent, or to look for the broken areas that may indicate that the furniture needs to be reupholstered.
  • After the furniture that requires repairing is shortlisted, the upholsterer needs to get an adequate amount of thick and robust fabric so that it can withstand the wear-and-tear in future. Choose the fabric that can match almost all types of furniture. 
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Essential tools for furniture reupholstery:

  1. Flat head screwdriver
  2. Pliers
  3. Hammer
  4. Fasteners
  5. Sewing machine
  6. Needles
  7. Scales and gauges for measurement
  8. Glue
  9. Threads
  10. Scissors
  11. Knives 

Furniture Reupholstery
Furniture Reupholstery
  • The upholsterer should then remove the current fabric and clean the furniture properly and look for scratches, stains and discolored areas and get them repaired immediately.
  • The upholsterer should then measure the areas where the new fabric needs to be placed and cut it accordingly and get them replaced.
  • The upholsterer should cut off any extra fabric, thread or cotton that is sticking out.
  • Finally, the upholsterer should add the final touch by checking if all the buttons, zips and other accessories are on the right place and get the furniture placed in the right area. 
Although, furniture reupholstery requires a professional who is an expert in this field but an individual can learn about the method of performing reupholstery by purchasing the upholstery books or by going through the training videos. Thus, in order to recreate the magic of the old furniture get the furniture reupholstered only from professional upholsters.
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