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This page contains thrifty tips and advice to help you fix couches and love seats.
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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.
Repairing Tears on Microfiber Furniture
This page is about repairing tears on microfiber furniture. When furniture fabric is torn, fixing it can be a challenge.
Touching Up Worn Spots on a Leather Sofa
With 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.
Making Couch Cushions Firmer
This is a page about making couch cushions firmer. Couch cushions that are too soft can make your sofa uncomfortable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Repairing a Cat Scratched Couch
Cats 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.
Fixing a Sagging Couch
This is a page about fixing a sagging couch. Over time and with continued usage your couch may begin to sag.
Repairing a Leather Couch
Your 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.
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.
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.
Repairing Cigarette Burns on a Couch
This 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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Reviving the Nap on a Velvet Couch
I have candle wax on my velvet couch. I got some of the wax off with the iron and paper towel method, but it left the velvet crushed. So how do I get the velvet back to its original texture?
Reattaching Arm on Reclining Sofa
I like my leather recliner sofa. It's in good shape except for one arm that separated from the frame! The reclining mechanism continues to work. Can we repair this or does it needs professional help?
Repairing a Burn Hole on Couch
I have a burn hole in my couch. What is the best way to repair it?
Fixing a Squeaky Couch
Rusty springs and loos attachments can make a couch squeaky when you sit down in it. This is a page about fixing a squeaky couch.
Fixing Scratch Marks on a Cream Colored Leather Sofa
Scratches 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.
Leather Sofa Cushions Keep Slipping
I have a leather sofa and the cushions keep on slipping out and down. What can I do?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Finding Parts to Repair a Sofa Bed
This 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Keep Leather Seats From Cracking
Ever 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.
Cigarette Burns on Microfiber
Does anyone know how to repair cigarette burns in microfiber sofa?
Can I Dye Microfiber Sofa Pillows?
Can I dye my micro fabric sofa pillows?
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?
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?
Can I Dye a Microfiber Couch?
Can I dye my microfiber sectional couch by hand, and if so what can I use?
Burn Hole on Microfiber Couch
Someone burned a hole in my microfiber couch. Can it be repaired?
Painting a Leather Sofa
I want to paint my leather sofa green. The color is beige, but it looks too old.
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?
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!
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?
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.
Replacement Sofa Bed Mattress Support
Where can I get a replacement sofa bed mattress deck?
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?
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?
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.
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?
Sofa Pillows Sagging
How to fluff sagging leather sofa pillows?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black Streaks on Microfiber Couch
Can high heat cause black streaks in microfiber sofa?
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!
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.
Couch Cut by a Knife
How can I fix a new couch after my son sliced it with a knife?
Restuff Sofa Cushions With Batting
I 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.
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?
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?
Repairing a Couch When a Strap Comes Loose
How do you fix a couch when a strap comes loose?
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?
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?
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.
Fading Leather Furniture
My leather sofa is fading. Any advice?
Repairing Cigarette Burns on a Velvet Sofa
How do I repair cigarette burns in a velvet sofa?
Repairing Flat Sofa Arms
The arms of my faux leather sofas have become flat and hard. Can anyone suggest how to refill with stuffing or something?
Repairing the Frame on a Sofa Sleeper
I have a Mena queen sleeper sofa purchased in 2015. One of the pre-drilled fame holes has been broken and I need to find out where I can get a spare part. Any ideas or recommendations?
Repairing a Cut in Microfiber Upholstery
I sliced the arm of our microfiber love seat. Is this something I can repair or do I need to find a shop to repair the cut?
Replacing the Dust Cover Under a Sofa
I have a new sofa where the manufacturer evidently did not properly staple the cambri dust cover fabric correctly to the front of the underneath of the sofa. So the thin black fabric under the sofa was literally hanging under the sofa. The furniture store I purchased it from came out and said it had been stapled incorrectly by the manufacturer and they pulled to tight and restapled it.
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?
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