When we think about reupholstering furniture, we often only think about upholstering wooden chairs or couches. However, metal chairs can also be upholstered with ease. In this article, we will discuss the steps involved in upholstering metal chairs.
To upholster a metal chair, you will need a few materials. These include a staple gun, a pair of pliers, fabric of your choice, batting, and foam. You will also need a pair of scissors, a measuring tape and a wooden board or a thick piece of cardboard.
The first step is to remove the old fabric from the metal chair. Use a pair of pliers to remove the old staples. Carefully remove the fabric and batting, and take note of how the chair is upholstered. This will help you when you are upholstering the chair.
Measure the length and width of the seat and backrest of the chair. Cut the foam and batting to the exact same size as the seat and backrest. It is important to make sure that the foam is the appropriate density for your preference.
Using a staple gun, attach the foam to the seat and backrest of the chair. Make sure that the foam is smooth and evenly distributed. Next, attach the batting. This will help to give the chair a softer feel.
Cut a piece of fabric slightly larger than the seat and backrest of the chair. Start by attaching the fabric to the underside of the seat of the chair. Pull the fabric taut as you staple it in place. Next, pull the fabric over the front of the seat and staple it to the metal frame. Repeat this process for the sides, backrest, and bottom of the chair.
To finish the corners of the chair, gather the excess fabric and fold it under the seat or backrest. Staple it in place. If the chair has handles, cut the fabric around the handle and fold it over. Staple the fabric in place.
Reupholstering a metal chair might seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and materials, it can be completed with ease. With the steps outlined in this article, you now have all the information needed to upholster a metal chair like a pro.