Posted: 21 June 2012
House and Leisure caught up with leather upholstery expert and owner of Incanda Furniture Gerhard van Deventer. He recommends you assess the sofa’s condition carefully before going ahead. COUCH CONDITION Before you can make your decision you should ascertain whether the couch is still in a good enough condition to be re-upholstered. A quick and easy way to test this is the following:
- Position yourself next to the armrest of the couch
- Try to lift the two front legs of the couch by literally just tilting the couch back at its armrest.
- Should the frame still be solid and in a good condition, it will not twist when you tilt the armrest and the two front legs will lift simultaneously.
- If the frame is tired and the screws/glue/staples have started to come loose, the frame will twist and the front leg closest to you will start lifting before the other one.