Recovering the Office Chair Seat

Recovering the Office Chair

Main problem with office chair is fabric that covers backrest and seat. After some years of daily using the fabric loses its fresh appearance and even appear the frayed and torn places.
Here are the simple tips on how to recover and refresh your office chair seat having usual simple design.

Tips on how replace the fabric of the office chair seat. Here you learn how to repair the chair and give a new life to your old office chair.

Recovering the Office Chair, step 1

Before start replacing the upholstery of chair you need have some tools: Philips screwdriver, staple gun, pliers and big tailor's scissors. You have to buy fabric that is used for upholstery (or artificial leather) about 60-70 cm having a width of 150 cm.

Recovering the Office Chair, step 2

Such amount of fabric will be enough for covering the seat and back of the chair having standard sizes and simple design. But will be better measure the height and width of your backrest and seat cushions, adding 10 cm to each side additionally.

Recovering the Office Chair, step 3

Start repairs a chair by removing chair back.
Note: Some of office chairs may be have more complex construction.

Recovering the Office Chair, step 4

This chair is fairly straightforward to take apart. You need to unscrew the screw only and share a chair into two parts.

Recovering the Office Chair, step 5

To remove this plastic cover you just need to pull it toward you.

Recovering the Office Chair, step 6

Other types of chairs can have the screws holding this cover.

Recovering the Office Chair, step 7

I will not show in detail how to replace the fabric on the back of a chair. When you remove the cover, you will see that it is quite easy to do without comments. It is enough to pull out the staples with pliers and remove the old fabric. Then you need to cut new fabric and put a back to it. Now it's time to attach the new fabric with staples from a staple gun.
Note: The most difficult thing is to learn how to lay out the fabric evenly along the angles of seat and backrest.

Recovering the Office Chair, step 8

Replacing the fabric from the seat cushion of office chair will be a little harder. You need to remove the legs first. To do this, you need use a large Philips screwdriver.
Replacement of the chair seat fabric is performed similar to backrest.
Remove the four screws holding the plastic cover to the seat chair. Using a staple gun you need to pin new fabric. Trim the excess pieces of fabric and put the plastic lid back on.
Connect all parts of the chair back, insert the backrest back on, reattach arms, and your office chair is completely done.

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