With the spring weather we are having here in Florida, I’ve been able to work in the garage on projects. This chair has languished in my garage far to long. Originally a yard sale find, I put off doing anything because one of leg brackets was bent. Fast forward a few years, I pulled it out to look and found if I moved the bracket that was bent to one of the other corners, I could work around the problem!
The chair really only needed refreshing, no stripping of the wood was needed. I used a product called Howard Restore a Finish on the back and legs and they turned out beautifully. It’s an easy product to use by either wiping on with a soft cloth or using 0000 steel wool. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and be sure to work in a well-ventilated area. This stuff is potent!
I cleaned the vinyl upholstery with Krud Kutter which did a great job, but decided to recover the bottom as there were a few tiny holes in the vinyl. I did not remove the vinyl before recovering. Krud Kutter was also used on the rusty chair brackets with great results. I helped things along by scrubbing with a wire brush and wiping up with an old t-shirt.
FYI: When reupholstering furniture, be sure to reattach the manufacturer’s label if you have removed as it is part of the piece’s history. No need to guess who the manufacturer is when the information stays with the furniture.
Please note: We are not sponsored by any of the companies/products that we used. These products were picked and bought by us.
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!