You will need
- - scissors;
- - materials for repair of gaskets (springs, felt);
- - darning needle and thread;
- - polyurethane foam furniture;
- - adhesive foam;
- - brush or spray gun;
- construction knife;
- - the range;
- - furniture fabric;
- - tailoring chalk;
- - sewing machine;
- - overlock;
- - thread and sewing needle;
- - elastic webbing.
Remove the old trim carefully examine the mattress and its fillings. Bed should be hard and perfectly smooth, otherwise you risk not only comfort during sleep but also health. At home you can even replace the damaged item spring unit. The right purchase can be done in the shop fittings. If necessary, contact the company that changes the individual springs and even produce their individual designs.
After checking the frame take care of the smooth box for a berth. Damaged areas can be patched with a layer of furniture felt – it is sewn on by hand to the spring element. Then it is recommended to paste over the mattress furniture foam. To do this, remove the material of high hardness, 3 cm thick, such as foam rubber standard marking ST. Before you buy learn the characteristics of the product – for mattress take polyurethane foam with a density of not lower than 30 kg/m3.
Cutting the foam for the size of the bed. The edges of the parts cut mark with a marker, then make slices with a ruler and a sharp construction knife. When cutting keep the tool perfectly straight and do not make sawing movements.
Clean the bonding portion of the foam brush and apply a spray gun or brush furniture glue (for example, "Foam-2", "rapid 100" or Tapicer Spray 47-52). Follow instruction on the package means. Typically, the adhesive mixture need to soak the foam before gluing (different brands – from 1-3 to 20-45 minutes). After the open exposure impact adjacent sections of foam padding.
Start the padding of the mattress. For the front part of the bed can be made case – he easily fits over bed (sofa) and remove for washing. Pick up the working fabric of the desired color and remove the measurements for length, width and thickness of the mattress.
Take part of the case: the main panel (length and width of the mattress) and 4 side (thickness of the bed). Bumpers will be implemented in the form of Pochinok. When you cut parts of the cut leave a wide margin on the edge seams to form a drawstring for the elastic braid.
Sew a straight machine stitch the side to the main panel. Edge detail finish with a serger or overlock seam manual. Make a hem and stitch the edges. You only have to put the elastic in the drawstring and to pull the finished cover on the mattress.
Cutting foam is sometimes used a hot nichrome wire. To apply this method of work with the furniture padding in house conditions is not recommended – when heated synthetic material releases cyanide (CN), which even in very small doses impress the nervous and respiratory system of man.