Patching a Tear in Fabric or Vinyl:
- Insert an iron-on patch through the tear so that the adhesive side contacts the back side of the torn fabric.
- Iron one side of the tear until the patch sticks firmly to the back of the cloth on that side.
- Adjust the torn spot for smoothness over the other side of the patch.
- Iron the second half of the patch, moving the iron toward the tear.
- If necessary, you can apply fabric adhesive to the tear for a stronger bond.
Patching a Hole in Fabric or Vinyl:
- Locate and remove a piece of excess material from a hidden area of the furniture that is large enough to cover the hole.
- Trim the upholstery to match the hole and surrounding pattern.
- Apply an iron-on patch or apply adhesive to the back of the damaged area.
- Use fabric adhesive or a small iron-on patch to install the material patch in the hole.
- Allow the adhesive to fully dry before use.
In both cases, make sure that your iron is set to the correct temperature for the type of fabric that your furniture is upholstered with.
Cleaning your furniture does not have to be a major chore. With these helpful hints, and general up-keeping, your furniture will look as great as the day you bought it.