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Signs That Tell You Furniture Repair is Badly Needed

How do you know if your favorite upholstery due for furniture repair? One sure way to find out is if it  looks a lot less attractive or functional than when it when it was first acquired, it only means it needs to get a new look. But that’s not all. There are other factors that tell you that your upholstery needs attention. Flood-Damaged FurnitureFloods bring in all sorts of dirt, germs, and elements you have no control of. Wooded furniture can be washed and dried under the sun for a few days, but the cushions need extra help. Upholstery submerged in floods can cause molds and mildew buildup apart from the stains on the fabric. Call a professional to assess the flood-damaged furniture if it is still salvageable and to know the extent to repair needed. Sagging SeatsUsing the same spot repeatedly over the years naturally causes sagging. Sometimes, low quality foam reveals its substandard characteristics after just a few months of use.  Unfortunately, this is hard to determine upon buying a chair with a lesser-known brand. The solution is to contact a reputable upholstery repair company to ensure that every material used is top quality and the craftsmanship unremarkable. Chewed on by a Pet or a PestPets are adorable until they bite or chew on your furniture. You are lucky if it is just a scratch that would be removed by a spot revarnishing and waxing. Sometimes, cats can turn your couch into a scratching post and your chair legs a chewing material. Accidents like these definitely calls for a furniture repair service. Torn or Damaged UpholsteryThere comes a point when upholstery fabric is too torn and leather upholstery is too cracked to look decent for human use. Fabrics deteriorate and tear due to overuse through time. Leather, if not taken cared of with conditioners regularly, will eventually crack. Call a leather upholstery professional to take care of this problem. Springs Poking Out With sagging, the damage sign that often follows is jutting out of metal springs. This can also happen to badly-made upholstery or those items that were produced with cost-cutting procedures. Before any other accidents happen, call the furniture repair service. Conclusion You couldn’t really tell how long a furniture will last especially if it is a hand-me-down or made by an unknown manufacturer. You won’t be able to know the real quality of the upholstery or furniture until you remove all the covers and expose the filling, frame, and springs or until your furniture shows signs of its need for furniture repair. To make your furniture last longer, you will need to work with expert furniture doctors. It will save you a lot of money in the long run. Sometimes, you are unsure if your furniture really needs repair. If you just want to create a totally different impact on your home interior decor, have your furniture repaired as needed. Do this when you call for furniture repair professionals to inspect your home at least once a year to check for signs of damage.
Dr. Sofa can make fading leather look as good as new

Fading Leather Sofa Color: Repair or Replace?

Although leather furniture is quite durable, we generally put it through a lot in our homes. Years of sitting in the exact same place can cause fading, and pets and children can be especially hard on our pieces. However, leather furniture is expensive, so it might not always be an option to run out and buy a new piece when your old couch is starting to look run-down. Fortunately, there are a variety of great services available to help to repair a fading leather sofa, and the end product will be a sofa that looks and feels just like new that you’ll be proud to show off. …
Leather furniture in need of professional repair

Best Way to Save With Leather Furniture Repair

A leather sofa is an attractive addition to any living room, and because these pieces of furniture tend to be rather expensive, homeowners generally take precautions to try and protect them. Unfortunately, leather surfaces are highly vulnerable to scratches, cuts, and tears, and even the most diligent of homeowners can find that their prized sofa has been damaged. These problems can severely alter the appearance of your leather sofa, but there are ways that you can save with leather furniture repair rather than going out to buy a new one. …
Some DIY leather repair kits are not much better than a roll of duct tape

Why Not to Use a Leather Sofa Repair Kit

A leather sofa is a major investment, but despite the high price of this item, many people turn to cheap DIY leather repair kits when they experience damage. Unfortunately, relying on these inexpensive kits can actually damage your beautiful leather furniture, especially when the job is done by an amateur with no leather repair experience. Don’t take that chance. By better understanding some of the risks associated with a leather sofa repair kit, you can make an informed decision to find an experienced professional, ensuring that your job is done well. …
Fabric UV Protection

The Importance of Fabric UV Protection

If you have had your furniture for any length of time you may have noticed it beginning to fade, especially any pieces that are exposed to sunlight for a significant portion of the day.  Protecting your furniture from ultra violet (“UV”) light is essential if you want to keep it looking good and in good condition.  …
Leather Repainting Process

Recolor That Old Leather Couch

If your leather couch has seen better days and you are considering throwing it out take a moment and consider your options first.  Rather than spending all the time going to furniture stores and poring over endless selections online to try to find the style of couch that fits you, why not try to recolor your leather and keep the couch you already know works?  Because recoloring the leather costs less than purchasing an entire new couch this can be a money saving option as well. …
Antique and collectible chairs and furniture can be made to look as good as new.

Reupholster Grandma’s Old Furniture, And Watch It Shine like New

If you have the duty to dispose of an elderly relative’s furniture, or if your grandmother gave you her favorite chair (that has seen better days), the temptation is to just throw the furniture out. But don’t. Often, an old or damaged piece of furniture can be transformed with a simple cleaning and repair. And a reupholstery job can sometimes be nothing short of magic. A Shaker chair with a missing slat can be easily fixed, and the piece would fit seamlessly into Early American, retro, country, western and even modern decors. A moth-eaten Victorian couch can come back as Boho chic with a bold floral pattern upholstery. Repairing and reupholstering a piece often costs less than buying a brand new piece. Antique furniture is almost always more interesting than mass produced alternatives — and the antique might even turn out to be valuable! …
This furniture might be too old for a DIY fix

When to Junk Furniture & When to do Furniture Repair

When your furniture becomes damaged, the temptation is to either try to fix it yourself, or to throw your hands up in despair and assume the piece is beyond repair. Sometimes those responses can be correct, but it’s critical to know when you can fix it yourself, and when it’s just too far gone for home remedies. Home furniture repair can be effective if the damage is slight, but if you attempt to make a big fix at home, you can ruin a valuable piece.  Here are some tips to help you determine which furniture disasters are DIY fixes, and which need professional help. …
Structural Furniture Repair

How Furniture Repair Affects Its Value: Structural vs. Cosmetic

From sofa to armchair repair services, making a change to a furniture piece can affect its value. By identifying the types of repairs that might change the value of a furniture piece, you can decide whether to pursue a repair or restoration. …
Leather bar reupholstery done by Dr. Sofa

What Type of Leather Can Be Repaired

While leather furniture is popular for its beauty and durability, pets, spills, kids playing, and normal wear and tear can cause these items to be damaged. Many homeowners are under the impression that leather can’t be repaired or is too expensive to fix, and this simply isn’t the case. Almost any type of leather can be repaired, including simulated, full pigmented, aniline, semi-aniline, and top grain. What can be difficult is finding similar leather to replace the piece with, especially if you own an older furniture piece that has been in your family for several generations. …