How to Replace Leather Chair Seats

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Hiring a professional to replace leather chair seats can be very expensive. However, doing the project yourself is quick and affordable. Replacement seats are available in a variety of designs and colors. Of course, the shape of the original seat will be the deciding factor when choosing a replacement. If you are on a tight budget, you may want to select leather-look seats made from fiber. These look like the real thing, but typically cost only one-third the price of real leather.

Things You'll Need

  • Thin chisel or blade
  • Pliers
  • Wood cleaner
  • Wood polish
  • Soft cloth
  • Leather chair seats (or fiber alternatives)
  • Leather waterproofing dressing
  • Small-ball peen tack hammer
  • Upholstery decorative nails or nail strips
  • Remove existing chair seats carefully with pliers and thin chisel to avoid scratching the wood.

  • Clean chairs and polish using wood products and soft cloth.

  • Condition leather with protective dressing and allow to dry. (Rub in or spray according to directions.)

  • Position replacement leather seat on chair and tack into place using hammer and decorative nails or tacks.

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