Vinyl is the best fabric to upholster or reupholster with because it has many benefits. It comes in various colors and patterns and is durable and easy to clean.
Reupholstering your bar stools with vinyl is an easy fix and does not require professional skills. We have five tips for reupholstering a bar stool with vinyl to make the process even easier.
Get the Right Tools
Before starting your bar stool project, make sure that you have the essential tools. If not, you will need to purchase the following items to help you with this and future projects:
- Box knife
- Hot glue
- Butter knife
- Rubber mallet
- Foam glue
- Fabric scissors
- Large and small Screwdrivers
- Heavy-duty staple gun
- Heavy-duty pliers
Remove Existing Fabric and Foam
When you begin reupholstering, remove any fabric and foam that you do not need. You might have to get rid of all the material and foam. Try to remove the foam in one piece because you can use it to help get proper measurements for your fabric.
Wait for the Foam To Dry
If you must replace the foam using foam glue, place the new foam on top of your stool and press firmly to ensure it is in place. After applying the new foam, wait one to two hours before installing vinyl upholstery to make sure the cushion is attached to the barstool.
If you do not wait for the glue to dry, you risk breaking the foam while trying to replace your fabric, which can be frustrating.
Get the Right Amount of Material
Get the correct amount of fabric for your bar stools so you do not end up with too much or too little material. You can use your old seat cover to trace the measurements on the vinyl. Use a piece of chalk to trace the back of the material.
After getting the proper size, lay your vinyl on a flat surface, place the foam on it, and use a stapler to create the top of your bar stool!
Perfect Your Corners
If your bar stools are square, rectangular, or another odd shape, you must adhere fabric to your corners perfectly. Whether you are stapling or folding to secure your corners, you need to ensure each corner has the same amount of material.
An easy way to fold your corners is by using the gift wrap method. The gift wrap technique is the same as wrapping a present for the holidays. Carefully tuck the fabric at 45 degrees to give corners crisp edges.
Reupholstering your bar stools is an easy fix that requires patience and creativity. Use our five tips for reupholstering your bar stools with vinyl so you have the right tools and knowledge to begin.
If you are searching for vinyl to replace your old material, look no further. All Vinyl Fabrics has a large selection of upholstery materials for sale! We will ensure that your fabric is high quality, affordable, and mold and mildew resistant.