Advice 1: How to change the padding

If the old furniture has ceased to please you with their appearance, breathe new life into it. With the help of a constriction of the sofa, you can quickly update the interior and do without unnecessary spending. This reconstruction take professional furniture makers, but their services will cost quite expensive. Try to change the upholstery of the sofa with his hands.
New upholstery will completely transform upholstered furniture
You will need
  • Fabric for upholstery
  • Pliers
  • Material for gasket
  • Paper and pencil for the pattern
  • Tools for removal and installation of the sofa
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Construction stapler
  • Staples or nails
  • Hammer
Disassemble the sofa so that it was released backrest, armrests and seat. Be careful not to damage the Cabinet, otherwise he will need a more complex reconstruction. Remove the pliers furniture brackets and carefully remove the old upholstery.
Choose a suitable fabric for new sofa upholstery. It is recommended to use classic upholstery fabrics, such as jacquard, flock, tapestry. Are the materials beautiful and practical, and easy to work with them. At home it is better not to drag the furniture is leather or leatherette – this will require special skills. A regular sewing machine can with these materials can not cope. The average sofa will take about 7-8 linear meters of fabric (width 1.5 m).
Inspect the stuffing of the couch if I need to replace it, at least in part, gasket? If necessary, buy the right material. For example, a very dense foam rubber, polyurethane foam or the modern fiber of holofiber. Today for stuffing upholstered furniture also often use felt and fluff.
Spread out on sheets of paper the old upholstery and make on its basis a new pattern. Cut the desired part of the new upholstery fabric. Prostrochite on a typewriter required stitches. If you want to make in the style of the upholstery something new, for example, it is interesting to combine fabrics of different textures and colors.
Start the constriction of the sofa with new upholstery. Do this carefully to prevent any wrinkles or sagging upholstery cloth. Fabric secure to furniture special powerful construction stapler. To the wooden frame upholstery nail staples or small nails every 2 cm can Now compile the updated components of your sofa.
Useful advice
If you don't trust your Amateur skills, invite professionals. They can not only pull the sofa and replace the filler, springs, wooden parts and fittings of furniture. Such work in the complex costs an average of 6,000 rubles and above (prices for 2011). To pay for the restoration of furniture makes sense, if your favorite soft very high quality. So you can save and vintage furniture. Sometimes it's easier (and even cheaper) – buy a new couch.

Advice 2: How to remove the seat upholstery

Every motorist sooner or later faces the need for cleaning the seats of your car. To bring seats in order is almost always required to remove the seat upholstery. The procedure for removing the trim may be different depending on the brand of car and its equipment, but General guidelines generally the same. Consider, for example, how to remove the upholstery of the front seats have the "Kia Ceed".
How to remove the seat upholstery
To ensure complete safety first disconnect battery terminal. Now move the front seat as far forward as possible and sit in the back seat.
Take the upholstery of the front seat for the bottom corner and pull it to the floor. Remove the plastic cord sewn to the upholstery. Now in the same way pull the edge trim to the side. The plating you will see a plastic latch hooks. Remove them.
Raise a vacant piece of trim up. Under him are three plastic clips that you will also need to remove. Remove the retainer (it is located near the airbag).
Remove the mount head restraints. To do this, gently push your hand under the trim, find the latch, press it and pull up the mount.
Loosen the trim on the right and left at the bottom of the seat (where you are adjusting). Remove the trim up along with the foam. Remove the trim, i.e. remove the foam. You will see a metal ring that pulls the upholstery to the foam and shapes the seat. Straighten your ring and release the trim completely.
Now remove the seat, then remove the protective plastic caps from the rear. Unscrew opened the bolts, then move seat as far forward as possible and remove are the front mounting bolts. Tilt seat back and disconnect the three plugs (on the driver's seat are two of them). Disconnect the mounting harness.
Unscrew the screw that secures the decorative plastic panel. Pry off the panel and disconnect the latch. Remove the trim with the hooks. Pull the edge of the trim down and remove it on the perimeter. Lift the seat to see the three clips. Remove the latches.
Carefully remove the trim in place, being careful not to pull it so as not to break the wire leading to the sensor. Unfold rings. Now the upholstery in your hands. The foam from the back put on the frame, put the seat in place. After washing the upholstery and bring it into the proper form put the upholstery on the seat, acting in reverse sequence.
Useful advice
"Guidance on repair and maintenance of Kia Ceed", electronic edition (CD).
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