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..
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.
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.
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.
Fabric Protection and Cleaning
Proper protection & maintenance of your fabric furniture are essential!
In-Home Fabric & Upholstery Proper care Proper protection & Maintenance are Essential!
“Your upholstery job on my grandfathers couch was spectacular! Better than I could have ever imagined!”
“I couldn’t believe the way your serviceman repaired the cigarette hole in my husbands favorite recliner. It was so cool to watch, I didn’t even know you could do that.”