Reupholstering a Wing Back Chair

Reupholstering a wing back chair requires skill, patience and determination. While it’s not particularly difficult, it is time-consuming, which is why most people ask an upholstery specialist to complete this project so that the end result is both beautiful and professional. 

You will need the right amount of fabric to cover the entire chair, so figure out exactly how much fabric is required for the job so that you don’t run out. A screwdriver, sewing machine, stapler, hammer and gloves are all required to complete the job successfully. 

The key is to remove each piece one by one. Label each piece with the right location and number as soon as it is taken off so that you label it correctly and accurately. Staying organized will make the process a lot easier so while labelling is time-consuming, it will be a relief when you have to put all of the pieces back together. 

You will have to remove every staple that is on the chair and this is the hardest part of the project because there are so many and it is tedious. The best way to do this is by laying the chair down on a sheet so that the legs are facing upwards. Once the staples have been removed, you can proceed by removing the cardboard and piping and putting the chair back up so that you can focus on the back. Your screwdriver will help you get between the edges of the current fabric so that you can pry the tack board from the chair. The fabric will be folded into ply grips, so you must pull it out while prying down the metal teeth and you must do this carefully because they are sharp and you can hurt yourself. 

As you continue working on the layers, you will have to remove more and more staples along the way. Next, you’ll have to remove the sides, after which you’ll find cardboard strips and stuffing and these too will have to be labelled so that in the end, you can place all of the components back together correctly. 

Once all of this is done, you will have a naked chair and this is when the reupholstering will begin. You will have to cut out your new pieces of fabric and the best place to start is with the last piece you took off. The reality is that reupholstering a wing back chair can be very tricky, which is why it may be best to get a professional like JENSO Upholstering to help you complete it. 

For furniture restoration, refinishing and repairs, visit JENSO Upholstering because they can reupholster dining chairs, couches, sofas and even provide upholstery fabric for chairs and other pieces of furniture you wish to have upholstered. If you want to bring new life into old pieces of furniture, give them a call or visit them today!

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