Fabric Repair & Upholstery

We can often fix torn or worn fabric furniture, or we can upholster furniture where the fabric is beyond repair.

FurnitureRepairman.com offers Fabric repairs on various types of upholstery. If you have scuffs, seam separations or minor tears from moving or normal wear, our techs can frequently touch these up using both classic repair methods & the latest in fabric repair techniques..

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Stitching for seam separations
Upholstery Adjustments many tears and cuts can be repaired by simply pulling off panels and moving or tucking the fabric on your furniture.
Micro Fiber repairs – Furniture Repairman uses small fibers to “rebuild” problem spots on your furniture. With a multi-step process, we can lay a backing patch, match fibers to your furniture’s color, blend the area , and essentially hide small holes and tears!
Don’t forget, we offer complete upholstery services as well for pieces where fabric repairs just won’t cut it.

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Natural Fabrics

Linen: Linen is best suited for formal living rooms or adult areas because it soils and wrinkles easily. And, it won’t withstand heavy wear. However, linen does resist pilling and fading. Soiled linen upholstery must be professionally cleaned to avoid shrinkage.
Cotton: This natural fiber provides good resistance to wear, fading, and pilling. It is less resistant to soil, wrinkling, and fire. Surface treatments and blending with other fibers often atone for these weaknesses. Durability and use depend on the weave and finish. Damask weaves are formal; canvas (duck and sailcloth) is more casual and more durable.
Wool: Sturdy and durable, wool and wool blends offer good resistance to pilling, fading, wrinkling, and soil. Generally, wool is blended with a synthetic fiber to make it easier to clean and to reduce the possibility of felting the fibers (causing them to bond together until they resemble felt). Blends can be spot-cleaned when necessary.
Cotton Blend: Depending on the weave, cotton blends can be sturdy, family-friendly fabrics. A stain-resistant finish should be applied for everyday use.
Silk: This delicate fabric is only suitable for adult areas, such as formal living rooms. It must be professionally cleaned if soiled.

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Synthetic Fabrics

Acetate: Developed as imitation silk, acetate can withstand mildew, pilling, and shrinking. However, it offers only fair resistance to soil and tends to wear, wrinkle, and fade in the sun. It’s not a good choice for furniture that will get tough everyday use.
Acrylic: This synthetic fiber was developed as imitation wool. It resists wear, wrinkling, soiling, and fading. Low-quality acrylic may pill excessively in areas that receive high degrees of abrasion. High-quality acrylics are manufactured to pill significantly less.
Nylon: Rarely used alone, nylon is usually blended with other fibers to make it one of the strongest upholstery fabrics. Nylon is very resilient; in a blend, it helps eliminate the crushing of napped fabrics such as velvet. It doesn’t readily soil or wrinkle, but it does tend to fade and pill.
Olefin: This is a good choice for furniture that will receive heavy wear. It has no pronounced weaknesses.
Polyester: Rarely used alone in upholstery, polyester is blended with other fibers to add wrinkle resistance, eliminate crushing of napped fabrics, and reduce fading. When blended with wool, polyester aggravates pilling problems.
Rayon: Developed as an imitation silk, linen, and cotton, rayon is durable. However, it wrinkles. Recent developments have made high-quality rayon very practical.

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Fabric Protection and Cleaning

Proper protection & maintenance of your fabric furniture are essential!

Protection : Whenever it comes to looking after fabric upholstery, prevention is the primary factor. Guardsman Fabri-Coate® Fabric Protector shields fabrics & textiles from harmful spots & unsightly stains and makes it much simpler to clean-up after an unavoidable accident.Simply apply Fabri-Coate® to your fabric upholstery the moment your household furniture arrives, and following just about every vacuuming. Fabri-Coate® Fabric Protector produces an unseen shield that keeps fabrics appearing more clean, for a longer period. In addition, Fabri-Coate® is actually odor free (after dry) and in no way affects the authentic look, touch, or breath-ability of fabric upholstery. Fabri-Coate® safeguards your home furniture against water based spills and stains, in addition to everyday airborne dirt and dust and soil, consequently fabrics look superior for a longer time and clean up easier.
Cleaning: Soak up spills as quickly as you can & avoid scrubbing too aggressively. Anytime feasible, thoroughly clean up spills before they get an opportunity to dry. Unsightly stains on cloth and leather upholstery, as well as area rugs and flooring such as carpets, tend to be a lot easier to eliminate entirely if given attention before they have an opportunity to set in.
Use Guardsman Fabri-Kleen® Fabric & Upholstery Cleaner in order to eliminate splatters on numerous upholstery fabrics, as well as most carpeting and rugs. This highly concentrated, suds less formula will take care of even the most difficult foods and drink stains. Fabri-Kleen® is specifically created for use on water-cleanable materials. Unlike many additional cleansers, Fabri-Kleen® leaves no greasy, soil-attracting deposits – so the final results last for a longer period!
For ‘Dry Clean Only’ fabrics, Guardsman Professional-Strength Dry Cleaning Fluid is an excellent consumer solution. Utilize it to eliminate tricky oil soluble stains for example grease, oil, tar, chewing gum, tacky blotches, wax, tape, crayon, greasy foods, lipstick and heel marks.
(Furniture often has tags that point out whether or not water or water based cleaners may be utilized on the fabric or some other material out of which it is produced, however occasionally the labels are erroneous as well as incomplete. furniturerepairman.com suggests that you question your furniture retailer about cleaning, and always pre-test the solution in an inconspicuous area on the fabric in order to be sure you are happy with the final results.)
Fabric Treatment Tips:
Always rotate seat coverings as well as pillows. Just about all fabrics will be at risk of fading and color diminishing. Every day wear and tear, along with sun direct exposure, may bring about fabrics to lose coloration and vibrancy. Rotating cushions on a regular basis aids to ensure that fabric ages consistently.
Vacuum! Just like other materials in your home, fabric is vulnerable to soiling and abrasion from airborne dirt and dust. Frequent vacuum-cleaning can lengthen the life and attractiveness of fabric upholstery and window treatments. For very best results, make use of a vacuum cleaner with a filtration system that holds airborne dust in (instead of one that recirculates it back again into the room).

In-Home Fabric & Upholstery Proper care Proper protection & Maintenance are Essential!

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