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Reupholstery Techniques

There are many processes involved in traditional reupholstery techniques, from basic tasks like pin stuffing to the more complex, such as deep buttoning.

Different styles of furniture will require different kinds of reupholstering. It’s not always clear at first glance what processes will be carried out, which is why we carry out an extensive inspection on your furniture to determine what we can do to make it look beautiful again.

The very first thing we’ll do with your furniture is referred to as ‘taking down’, whereby we carry out an inspection of the frame. During this process, we can identify what needs to be done to restore your furniture to its former glory. Re-springing, for example, is not always necessary depending on the condition of the springs. We can guarantee that whatever needs repairing, will be expertly carried out to the highest standard. 

Please watch our video below with our resident celebrity upholsterer, Mick, who is showcasing the art of reupholstery and the techniques he uses. 


See below for a list of techniques we most commonly use… 

Taking Down

Stripping Down your Sofa right back to the frame

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The Springs are checked for integrity and replaced if necessary

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Webbing & Base Hessian

Building a solid foundation for the furniture

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Stuffing & Padding

This process creates shape and comfort for your furniture

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Deep Buttoning

This is one of the most complex but rewarding traditional techniques

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Top Cover & Finishing

Adding the finishing touches and quality control inspection

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