How to restore a chair

How to restore a chair

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Do you have an old chair in the cellar to be repaired? The restoration of a chair do it yourself does not involve a complex procedure. The classic upholstery on the seat can be easily repaired with little money and with a few tools, it will be enough to respect the fundamental rules of do it yourself that you will find below.

Chair restoration, the necessary
Fine sandpaper
Medium brush
Foam or sponge layer not less than 5 centimeters thick
Putty from wood
water-based enamel with the most appreciated glossy or matte color
Protective paint
Paper clips

Chair restoration, the procedure

  1. First clean the chair thoroughly, removing any dirt
  2. Remove the upholstery or seat padding with the aid of a screwdriver
  3. Lift the top liner, carefully removing seams and horsehair from the liner.
  4. Remove any nails that secure the padding to the chair structure with pliers.
  5. Make sure that the springs or wooden tapes on which the seat rests are in good condition
  6. Close any gaps in the chair frame using wood filler
  7. Then apply an anti-moth product, with the help of a brush
  8. Wait at least 8 hours before proceeding to the next steps
  9. Then pass the sandpaper over the entire structure of the chair
  10. Take the protective varnish and do the first pass
  11. Wait at least 6 hours and apply a light coat of sandpaper
  12. Run a second coat with the nail polish you have chosen
  13. Once the painting phase is over, you have to move on to the seat upholstery
  14. Cover the lower part of the seat with a sturdy canvas to be applied with nails
  15. Take the foam rubber or sponge and place it in the lower part of the cushion and cover it with the fabric
  16. Secure everything with the help of staples

If you want to finish the chair better, cover the staples, which are visible on the edge of the chair by placing the trimmings.