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How to refurbish an office chair

How to refurbish an office chair

Be it a home office or a commercial office setting, having a comfortable office chair is crucial. The type of chair being used has a significant impact on the productivity levels and wellness of the employee. For this reason, the use of ergonomic chairs is encouraged. If your office chairs are worn out, you can upgrade them by refurbishing them. 

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If it's on a large scale you can hire a profeional to do the refurbishing. However, if you're planning on taking it up as a DIY project, here's how to go about it. 

What do you need when refurbishing an office chair

If you don't want to dispose an office chair, refurbishing it is an economic solutin worth considering. You should ensure that you have all the materials needed before embarking on your refurbishment. The materials you need will vary depending on the type of chair you're refurbishing. Here are some of the things you'll need:

  • Office chair
  • Fabric
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Scissors
  • Screw driver
  • Pliers

Step 1

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Depending on the type of office chair you have, you should use a spanner and screw driver to get rid of the screws and bolts holding the chair together. Disassembling the backrest and seat cussion will help make it easier to reupholster. It's advisable to take pictures at every stage of the disassembly so that you can avoid having a hard time putting everything back together. 

Step 2

If the old fabric is being held by staples, you should remove them carefully so that you can replace it. 

Step 3

Once you've removed the old fabric, you should measure the new one and cut it using the pair of scissors. You should cut out the fabric according to the size of your seatpan and backrest so that you can easily attach it. 

 Step 4

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After cutting the fabric according to size, you should attach it using the staple gun and staples and ensure that it has a snug fit.

 Step 5

Once you've fixed the fabric you can now assemble the chair. It will be easier if you had taken pictures while disassembling because you'll know where every part belongs. 

When cleaning a chair is not enough, you shoud consider other alternatives especially if you can't afford a new one. You can refurbish an office chair because it is an easy task that you can undertake during your free time. It's also a cost-effective way to upgrade your office chair and ensure that you remain productive and comfortable. If your chair was looking out of place, you can use this chance to ensure that it matches your decor theme.