Tips for Restoring Upholstery

You may have pieces of furniture or other upholstery items that you are looking to restore back to its original condition. However, if you are not completely confident that you are fully prepared to start restoring your upholstery item and think you may need some tips then you have come to the right place.

In this blog you will get to know the basic necessities and tips to restore your upholstery correctly.


Get the Right Upholstery Tools

One of the most important factors to being able to restore your upholstery correctly, is to have the correct upholstery tools and other upholstery supplies. Having the correct tools for the desired job is vital because each separate tool is specifically made for an exact use.

Also having the correct supplies is always needed, this allows for a project to be fully completed without having to wait for upholstery supplies to be ordered and delivered to finish the project at hand.


Use High-Quality Fabric

When restoring your upholstery item, use high quality fabrics and other materials that are more durable, so that you can get the most use out of the item. Also, higher quality fabrics hold greater properties to them which aids the task of restoration. Such things as stretching the fabric over the item you are restoring is done with less risk as high-quality fabric has less of a tendency to rip when being stretched.

Also, with the hard work that has to be put in for any restoration project, to place a low-quality fabric on the piece would not do the restoration justice. But not only this, the fabric would also be prone to being damaged easier and would not last as well causing the need for a repair to be done in the near future.

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Ask for help from a Professional Upholsterer if needed

Some restoration projects may need the aid of a professional for the more complicated parts of the job, or if need some guidance on a particular part of your restoration project. Seeking a professional when you are stuck on an item can be extremely useful – providing support for the restoration, as well as giving you the knowledge necessary for the task. This means, the next time you run up against the same problem you know what to do.


User Guides

Basic guides or how to’s and similar things are widely available on the internet and are accessible to all. These guides can either be completely followed if you are not fully confident or knowledgeable of what you need to do, or they can be used as a rough guideline to keep you on track.

Guides are great and easy to fall back on, as they break down each step to allow for a greater understanding of what to do. They can also provide a way of learning skills to improve your upholstery restoration skills


How to Care for Your Upholstery

Caring for your upholstery correctly will extend its lifespan and keep it looking like new. There are many things you can do to care for your upholstery such as brushing and vacuuming at least once a week. This will greatly help in keeping the upholstery clean by removing dirt and stopping any dirt from penetrating the fabric.

Another way to care for your upholstery is to avoid any sunlight. Too much direct sunlight to any upholstery can cause fading in the colours or patterns and possibly even cause the fabric to fray.

If you would like to find out more about upholstery or which upholstery supplies that you need then contact us at The Millshop Online on 01604 875062. Alternatively, you can send a message via our contact form on by visiting our contact page.


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