The life of each person is also divided into several periods, a kind of eras: childhood, youth and many other significant periods, witnesses of which were certain furniture.
Any old knitted sofa or simple chair, with which the memories of childhood or youth are associated, becomes especially expensive. Therefore, repair of upholstered furniture is one of the most common services.
The old furniture constantly has something wrong: the sofa wipes up the upholstery or the springs burst, in general, it needs to be updated, that is, pulling it.
This service can be ordered, experts will come to you and do everything as it should, but it will cost about the same as it costs to buy a new sofa in the store.
Almost every our compatriot could well cope with this task himself, if he knew how to perform a hauling of upholstered furniture without outside help. The matter is not easy, but it is quite possible even for those who have never done anything like that before.
In order to successfully repair your sofa or chair, you need to stock up on the necessary materials and tools. The weakest place of all old sofas is metal springs that are constantly exposed to the mass of bodies sitting on it.
The springs are deformed and even broken, piercing the foam and fabric coating of the sofa. As a result, his owner has only two exits: take him to a landfill or repair him. The following materials will be required to repair the sofa: spring block; foam rubber; the cloth; threads; Paper for patterns; a piece of chalk; clips and bolts, nuts and washers.
Sometimes you have to change individual wooden details of the frame, so it will be useful to stock up and them. As for the replacement of broken springs, it is really advisable to immediately change a whole block, since changing the entire spring block is much easier.
No one can guarantee that after replacing several springs of the old block, after a while others will not break, because they are also worn out.
Regardless of whether you are going to pull the sofa yourself or plan to invite specialists involved in the jigging of upholstered furniture at home, stock up on all the necessary materials better in advance.
If you plan to entrust the work of invited specialists, then they should have all the necessary tools with them.
If you firmly decide to do it yourself, then you need to get the following tools: a pair of screwdrivers (flat and cross -shaped); set of wrenches; roulette; stapler (preferably pneumatic); Portnovsky scissors.
If in your family, someone knows how to sew, then a sewing machine will be worthless. Having prepared everything you need, you can proceed to the process of restoration of upholstered furniture, that is, your sofa.
First of all, the sofa needs to be disassembled, that is, remove the skin from it. Unfortunately, this process is accompanied by the appearance of a large amount of dirt. First, the paper clips are removed with which the upholstery is attached to the frame.
After removing the fabric coating from the sofa, it will be necessary to remove the old foam and spring block. Typically, the foam laying after a few years of operation begins to lose its properties and simply falls apart, thus forming a whole bunch of garbage.
As a rule, folding sofas are equipped with locks holding the sofa in a folded position (sofa) or laid out (bed). Castles become unusable over time and they also need to be changed.
Castles are attached to the frame with bolts, so their disassembly is carried out with wrench and pliers.
For strong holding the sofa in a folded and unfolded state, two locks are needed, one on each side.
Castles do not just hold the sofa in a certain position, they combine two of its halves into a single whole. Thus, in order to remove both locks from the couch, you need to make a lot of efforts to unscrew the bolts.
Each lock is screwed to each half of the sofa, at least two bolts. Repair of broken mechanisms is impractical, since they are not expensive, in order to save effort, nerves and time, new locks for the sofa can be bought at the store.
In some cases, the repairs also requires the frame of the sofa, since it is assembled from the wood massif and fiberboard. Therefore, all the missing details must be replaced by the same, made of well -dried wood that does not have knots.
If the wood is raw, then it will dry out over time, and the sofa will break again, the presence of knots can also lead to a sofa breakdown.
DVP jumpers are most susceptible to wear, so they almost certainly have to change. Since the fiberboard sheet is a rather soft material, it can be attached to the frame, both with small nails and paper clips, using a pneumatic stapler.
It is better to order and sewing new sofa covers to specialists, because each, even the smallest mistake will be clearly visible and you should not take on work that will not be affordable.
The only thing to take care of is the material for the cover, it should be strong enough and durable. The size of the material should be sufficient in order to ensure the coating of the entire sofa.
As a result, you will get a high -quality sofa coating and proudly upload a photo of your upholstered furniture after fingering on the Internet.
After you replaced the broken details of the frame, the spring block and foam rubber, you can proceed to one of the most critical processes, the process of tightening the sofa.
Pre -ordered or sewn on your own case should be put on the sofa, while you need to ensure that the case tightly fits the sofa frame tightly. The angles of the cover should definitely coincide with the corners of the frame.
To attach the cover to the frame, starting from the middle, through the pneumatic stapler. In this case, possible excess fabric can be sewn with an ordinary sewing needle, and upholstered furniture after repair will look, as if it had just been bought.