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Microfiber Sofa

Repairing Tears on Microfiber FurnitureThis page is about repairing tears on microfiber furniture. When furniture fabric is torn, fixing it can be a challenge.

 

Blue faux leather sofa that is peeling.

Faux Leather Sofa Is Peeling?If you have furniture with vinyl or another material that resembles leather, you may find that it will crack over time. This page has solutions for a faux leather sofa is peeling.

 

Cigarette

Repairing Cigarette Burns on a CouchThis is a page about repairing cigarette burns on a couch. Depending on the type of upholstery, you may be able to make repairs to a couch that has been damaged by a cigarette burn.

 

Man Repairing a Broken Couch Frame

Repairing a Broken Couch Frame?This is a page about repairing a broken couch frame. Fixing a broken couch may seem daunting, especially when it is covered with upholstery.

 

damaged fabric on couch

Repairing a Cat Scratched CouchCats love and need to scratch, for example, to groom their claws, to stretch, and mark territory. Unfortunately, sometimes this results in damaged furniture. This is a page about repairing a cat scratched couch.

 

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Replacing The Canvas In a Sleeper Sofa?Replacing The Canvas In a Sleeper Sofa. The canvas on my sleeper sofa is ruined. Is there anywhere I can order a replacement?

 

Sofa Bed

Finding Parts to Repair a Sofa BedThis is a page about finding parts to repair a sofa bed. The mechanical parts and springs on your sofa bed may need to be replaced periodically, depending on use and age.

 

Repairing Lumpy Couch Cushions

Repairing Lumpy Couch Cushions?This is a page about repairing lumpy couch cushions. Long before a couch reaches the end of its life, the cushions can get lumpy and uncomfortable.

 

A worn brown leather sofa.

Touching Up Worn Spots on a Leather SofaWith use, a leather sofa can develop worn spots that differ in color and finish from the rest of the piece. This is a page about touching up worn spots on a leather sofa.

 

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Repairing Cigarette Burns on Leather?This is a page about repairing cigarette burns on leather. When you or a guest accidentally drops cigarette ash on the leather couch it can leave a burn mark.

 

Upholstered cream leather sofa.

Fixing Scratch Marks on a Cream Colored Leather SofaScratches on leather furniture can go through the dye leaving light marks. There are a number of products you can use to mask the damage. This is a page about fixing scratch marks on a cream colored leather sofa.

 

Loveseat Arm

Re-Fluff Sofa and Loveseat Arms?This is a page about re-fluff sofa and loveseat arms. Furniture wears differently, sometimes the couch still looks good overall and is comfortable, but the stuffing in the arms has become flat over time.

 

Photo of a furniture spring isolated on white.

Repairing Couch Springs?Over time the springs in your couch can break or become compressed resulting in a sagging couch. You can buy a new couch, or perhaps you can save a lot of money and simply repair the worn springs. This is a page about repairing couch springs.

 

Old leather Couch with missing button

Repairing a Leather CouchYour beautiful leather couch is starting to show its age, with worn spots, wrinkles, and more. Before you go buy a new one, consider repairing and rejuvenating it yourself. This is a page about repairing a leather couch.

 

Leather Sofa

Removing a Heat Mark from Leather Sofa?This is a page about removing a heat mark from leather sofa. A hot coffee cup or warm plate can leave unsightly marks on your leather furniture.

 

Close up of an old brown leather couch.

Repairing Wear on a Leather Couch?This page is about repairing wear on a leather couch. Regular maintenance will help extend the life of upholstery covering your sofa.

 

Fabric Couch

Repairing a Broken Arm on a Fabric Couch?This is a page about repairing a broken arm on a fabric couch. Repairing the broken arm on a couch may seem daunting, especially if it is upholstered.

 

Leather Furniture

Removing Water Marks on Leather Furniture?Leather furniture such as couches or leather topped tables can be marred by water spots. This is a page about removing water marks on leather furniture.

 

An older leather couch.

Fixing a Squeaky CouchRusty springs and loos attachments can make a couch squeaky when you sit down in it. This is a page about fixing a squeaky couch.

 

Upholstered couch with soft cushions.

Making Couch Cushions Firmer?This is a page about making couch cushions firmer. Couch cushions that are too soft can make your sofa uncomfortable.

 

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Repairing Legs on Couch?The wood that the couch legs screw into is completely obliterated. What can I do to fix it? I'd like to have a couch that doesn't sit on the floor.

 

A torn up side to a couch.

How to Fix Cat Scratches on CouchWe adopted a cat last year and she went to town on our new sofa, scratching it until it looked like a shag carpet. We tried deterrent sprays, laying blankets over the spot, and finally the sticky paper the eventually got her to stop.

 

A couch upholstered in purple velvet.

Repairing Broken Legs on an Upholstered Couch?How you repair a broken leg on an upholstered couch will depend on the age and style of the piece. Home improvement stores often sell replacement legs that screw into the couch frame. Other furniture leg styles may require very different solutions such as gluing or having a furniture repair specialist fix it.

 

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Repairing a Burn Hole on Couch?I have a burn hole in my couch. What is the best way to repair it?

 

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Leather Sofa Cushions Keep Slipping?I have a leather sofa and the cushions keep on slipping out and down. What can I do?

 

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Sofa Sleeper Metal Frame Diagram?Where can I get a readable description of the metal frame diagram for a 1989 Sofa sleeper by Lazy Boy?

 

Sagging Couch

Fixing a Sagging CouchThis is a page about fixing a sagging couch. Over time and with continued usage your couch may begin to sag.

 

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Arms on a Cheap Sofa Keep Falling Off?I bought a very cheap, but attractive, leather sofa for our spare room. The main seating area plus back rest are fixed together, but the arms have to slide on. There are two metal brackets on the side of the sofa and two brackets on each of the arms.

 

Couch Cushions

Fluffing Up Couch Cushions?This is a page about fluffing up couch cushions. The cushions on your couch can become flat over time, making them uncomfortable as well as unattractive.

 

3 cats on a leather couch

Leather Couch Bleached By Cat Urine?This is a page about leather coach bleached by cat urine. Pet urine can remove the dye from leather furniture.

 

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Hot Plate Left a Mark on Fabric Sofa?I've put a hot plate down on my fabric sofa that has now left a mark. Any ideas of how to get rid of it?

 

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Keep Leather Seats From CrackingEver notice how the side of your car's leather seats dry out and look worn? Clean the leather well - you can even use window cleaner and a soft brush. Then, to make the leather supple, take a clean soft cloth and apply baby oil.

 

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Cigarette Burns on Microfiber?Does anyone know how to repair cigarette burns in microfiber sofa?

 

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Can I Dye Microfiber Sofa Pillows?Can I dye my micro fabric sofa pillows?

 

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Buying Coil Spring Sofa Seat Cushions?I have a good leather 3 seat sofa with coil spring seat cushions. I took them to be repaired, what I got back were foam cushions and the upholster telling me he threw the old coils away! Is there anywhere I can buy new firm good quality coil filled cushions?

 

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Lemon Juice and Vinegar Stain Remover Discolored Couch Cushion?I got a dot of permanent marker on my new brown microfiber sofa and I read on a website that lemon juice and vinegar worked so I used those. I think I might have discoloured the fabric. How can I correct this? How much would it cost to get just a new seat cushion replaced?

 

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Can I Dye a Microfiber Couch?Can I dye my microfiber sectional couch by hand, and if so what can I use?

 

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Burn Hole on Microfiber Couch?Someone burned a hole in my microfiber couch. Can it be repaired?

 

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Painting a Leather Sofa?I want to paint my leather sofa green. The color is beige, but it looks too old.

 

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Buying Replacement Furniture Springs?I need to find new spring for an old sofa. Where can I buy it in England and how much would it cost?

 

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How Do I Dry a Microfiber Couch That Was Rained On?I found a microfiber couch at a garage sale that I want, but it got rained on today. I was wondering if there was a relatively quick way to dry it? Or is it a lost cause?I don't think the cushions come apart from the couch either.Thanks!

 

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Removing the Color from Sofa Covers to Make Them White?I have cotton, mustard color sofa covers. I want to bleach them white, but the label says no bleach. I tried it anyway and the color remained the same. Can you help me to get them white please?

 

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New Upholstered Sofa Transfers Dye to Clothing?Friday my newly re-upholstered red microsuede sofa was returned after being re-upholstered. It's beautiful, but the red seems to "run" on white/light fabrics. The man who did the work said he could see it rubbing off on his clothes, some, also.

 

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Replacement Sofa Bed Mattress Support?Where can I get a replacement sofa bed mattress deck?

 

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Bleach Stains on Upholstered Couch?Clorox bleach was splashed on the fabric on my couch. Is there anything I can use to get the original color back on my couch?

 

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How Can I Restuff a Leather Couch Cushion?I have a leather couch with non-removable cushions. One side of one cushion is entirely broken down and needs to be re-fluffed. How can I do this myself?

 

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Shortening a Too Long Sectional Sofa?I have a sectional that is too long to fit in my new place. Can it be cut down?

 

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Repairing Heat Damage to Microfiber Sofa?A floor unit scorched my micofiber sofa. It is suppose to be olive green. However, parts of it are now orange. Is there anyway I can safe the sofa. I'm just ill about this. The manufacturer won't answer my emails.

 

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Can Skin Oil From Dog Paws Fade a Leather Couch?I was told that the oil from my little dog's paws can cause the color of my leather couch to wear away. I was told that by a repair man from the company from which we bought the set. Is that true?

 

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Sofa Pillows Sagging?How to fluff sagging leather sofa pillows?

 

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Restoring the Nap on a Microfiber Couch?I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to get my microfiber couches to look new again.

 

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Removing Leather Dye from Leather Couch?I have a couch and I want to remove the dye. So how do you remove leather dye from leather, if this is possible? Thanks.

 

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Adjusting a Sofa's "Back Pitch Angle"?I would appreciate professional advice regarding decreasing an upholstered sofa's "back pitch angle" other than having to raise the front of the frame. Thank you.

 

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Baby Wipe Caused Leather Couch To Peel?My leather sofa's top coat has peeled off, because of using a baby wipe. What can I do to fix it? Thank you for your help.

 

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Black Streaks on Microfiber Couch?Can high heat cause black streaks in microfiber sofa?

 

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Nail Polish Remover Stain on Sofa?I recently spilled some nail polish remover on my sofa and it has removed some color. It has left a gray stain on what was a black sofa. Can someone help me before the other half finds out!

 

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Sofa Bed Release Bar Stuck?My sofa bed is stuck in the sofa position. The horizontal bar that I formerly could pull out from under the sofa back cushions to release it into a bed is now stuck in the front of the sofa cushions that you lean back on.

 

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Couch Cut by a Knife?How can I fix a new couch after my son sliced it with a knife?

 

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Restuff Sofa Cushions With BattingI was studying my daughters' expensive sofa that seemed saggy and beat down on the upper cushions that go behind your back. I unzipped them and saw that they were stuffed with pieces of batting.

 

Repairing a damaged couch.

Dog Ate Couch Arm?My Doberman ate the arm of my Berkline wallaway couch. There are two chambers to the arm, the one closest to the back of the couch is fine. How can I repair it myself?

 

Couch is Getting Lower and Softer?My couch is getting lower and softer. How hard is it to refresh the structure?

 

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Scotch Tape Removed Color From Leather Couch?I removed a piece of scotch tape from a leather sofa, it took the color off where the tape was. How do I return the brown shade to the area where the tape was?

 

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Broken Board Inside a Sofa?The wooden board inside of my sofa that holds the springs in place and gives support is broken and now the sofa sags all the way when you sit down. Can this be repaired and how.

 

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Repairing a Couch When a Strap Comes Loose?How do you fix a couch when a strap comes loose?

 

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Purell Took Color Out of Leather Sofa?An accidental Purell gel spill has taken the color off my brown leather sofa. I tried mopping the spill up with a damp paper towel, but the stain is still very obvious. It looks like a whitish patch on a dark rust/brown leather sofa. Please help! Is there anything I can do to restore the color?

 

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How To Quiet A Squeaky Sleeper Sofa?I have a full sleeper sofa that is 18 months old. It squeaks every time you sit on it. I also have a queen sleeper in the set that doesn't make any noise. I had to have the full sleeper replaced once because it was defective. Since getting the second one, I have had to have someone come out to adjust the frame, but this has not helped with the squeaking. Any advice?

 

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Buying New Foam for Cushions?Any idea where to get new foam for sofa cushions? I found a site online where you can measure your own cushions and send away for the foam, but measuring myself makes me REALLY nervous, especially since I have 5 cushions to replace and the price is $75-$100 per cushion - that seems really high.

 

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Fading Leather Furniture?My leather sofa is fading. Any advice?

 

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A leather couch with many worn spots.

How Can I Paint my Leather Couch?My old couch needs a make-over. I want to paint it. So can anyone suggest me out to paint and which type of paint I should use to paint leather? Links or any discussion on this topics are welcomed.

 

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Repairing a Seam on a Leather Sofa?How do I repair the seam on a leather sofa?

 

The mechanism for a pull out sofa.

Broken Pull Out Sofa?Hello, I have a pull out bed and its frame is divided in three parts. It closes and opens perfectly, but when I lay down putting weight on the first part, it bends as if I am about to close it. I haven't found anything broken in it so I don't understand what the problem is. Please help! I uploaded a picture of its mechanism as well

 

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Repairing Cigarette Burns on a Velvet Sofa?How do I repair cigarette burns in a velvet sofa?

 

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Repairing the Frame on a Pull-out Couch?I was folding my Pottery Barn leather pull-out couch to put it away, and heard a snap. Two metal bars dropped down on each side and are no longer connected, so it won't fold up when I try to fold the couch up. I don't know if this is a welding fix or what. Anyone have any ideas?

 

Fixing Little Bumps Under Couch Fabric - bumps under microfiber type fabric

Fixing Little Bumps Under Couch Fabric?My couch is a few years old and definitely out of warranty on the cushion aspect. The cushion is not easily removable which is why I haven't tried anything myself. What are these weird bumps under the fabric and is there anything I can do about it?

 

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