How To Repair Couch Cushions

The living room is where you entertain your guest so you have to make sure that you do your best to maintain an impressive room. As the living room is where you spend a lot of time, whether with your family or guests, the exhaustion your couch feels is imaginable. The body weight of all the people who sat on the couch may be evident in the sagging of the cushion.

Sagging cushions are signs of wear and tear. While you can cover up cushions with new covers, the sagging remains to be felt when you sit on them. You can consider replacing your sofa set, but that will equate to spending a lot of money for a whole set. If your sofa is still in good condition apart from the sagging cushions, learn how to repair couch instead of purchasing a new set.

The first thing that you need to do is to remove all the cushions from your couch. Clean each of the cushions thoroughly using brush and a good brand of detergent. Make sure that the upholstery that covers the cushions can be washed. If the upholstery cannot undergo washing, then use a brush with soft-bristle to remove any dust accumulation. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck the dusts that have accumulated in your cushions.

If there are any apparent stains on your cushion, then use good upholstery cleaner to remove the stains. If your cleaner requires a rag, ensure that you use a clean rag that will not stain your upholstery. Before you use any upholstery cleaner, make sure you test some of the chemicals on a discreet area. This will ensure that any damage caused by the cleaner can be hidden.

If you cushions use zipped covers, then open up the zippers to check is the cushions need additional fillings. The sagging of the cushion could mean that the fillings are no longer sufficient. Add some firm foam on the areas that need additional filling. If the whole foam is sagging, then you can replace the whole block of foam to make it even. Check if the area is evident once you zip the covers. If it is on the visible area, then cut foam that is of the same size as the cover to maintain an even look.

Try to keep the fillings on just one side, this way, you can hide the parts with fillings and expose the even side. This is also the perfect time to repair the covers if there are any visible holes and tears. Prepare a thick needle and thread to sew the tears. If there are large holes, then you will need to patch them up with similar colored fabric.

If your cushions do not use zipped covers, then consider cutting a considerable length of slit for you to be able to add fillings to the sagging cushion. Sew the slits back using a similar toned thread.

Once you are done with the repairs and adding up fillings, put the cushions back into place. Check if the patch-ups are properly hidden. Drape some furniture fabrics if the patch-ups are too evident.


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