With time, padding on the arms of recliners breaks down and becomes slender. When the arm of the recliner is visibly thin or the wood framework can be felt when you use the recliner, then it is time to replace the padding. You can locate the materials for replacing the padding of a recliner in many large fabric retailers. Take care when replacing the padding so that you do not damage the upholstery or the inside workings of the recliner.
Lay the recliner on its side and examine the arm break to ascertain where the cloth is attached to the recliner. Always determine whether the upholstery of the armrest may be removed without removing the upholstery in the rest of the chair.
Turn the recliner to the other hand and examine the other side to determine the way the cloth and any recliner hardware is attached. Reference your owner’s manual to remove any hardware which operates your recliner before continuing.
Remove the upholstery staples from either side, gently using needle-nose pliers or a small flat-head screwdriver. Use caution when removing the fundamentals and remove them correctly because the fundamentals are very sharp.
Lay the upholstery cloth aside. Ensure that you do not mix up which portions of upholstery go on each side of your recliner.
Examine the way the batting and foam is connected to the framework of the recliner. Make note of the way the fundamentals are placed so that you can copy the staple configuration when attaching the new styling and foam.
Remove the staples holding the aged batting and foam employing the very same tools that you used to take out the upholstery staples. Do not remove the foam or prayer.
Lay the aged batting out on top of the new batting. Trace around the old foam with a permanent mark. Repeat the step together with the old foam in the recliner. Remember to trace any holes which are present for hardware which protrudes through the foam and batting.
Cut the new batting along the lines that you drew when tracing the aged batting working with a pair of sharp scissors. As soon as you’ve cut on the new batting it is possible to remove the old batting.
Cut the brand new foam along the lines that you drew around the foam. If the foam is too fragile for your scissors, use a craft or serrated knife instead. Dispose of the old foam.
Lay the new foam on the arm of the recliner. Adjust the foam until it’s in the exact same area as the old foam before you removed it.
Staple the brand new foam into the framework of the recliner employing an electric staple gun. Be sure you’re stapling to the framework and not simply through the foam.
Lay the new batting above the new foam and then attach it into the recliner in exactly the exact same style as the foam.
Do not pull on the batting too taut above the foam — the batting helps give the armrest a more plush look.
Put the upholstery fabric above the newly padded armrest. Adjust the cloth before its positioned as it was before you started.
Staple the upholstery material into the recliner in the exact same way it was previously attached. Carefully smooth out the cloth as you staple so that you do not wind up with wrinkles along the arm of the recliner.
Repeat the process for attaching the foam, batting and upholstery material into the contrary arm of the recliner.
Replace any hardware you’ve removed according to instructions from the owner’s manual.