As time goes on everything goes down because of daily wear and tear in which sofas and couches are usually the ones seeing the best to worst of our lives. Better than throwing them away is another option to fix the things that might be mistaken or out of joints. It is always better to get repairmen or handymen or professionals to do that job, but you can also do it at home by yourselves if you do know a thing or two about repairing and woodwork.
There are a few tips that you can use on your couch that might make it look new or just as it was before. In this article, we will guide you through some common issues or problems that may arise over time. Before doing anything, you need to find the cause of the problem as to why the sofa sags or touches the floor when sitting on it. If the cushions have gone thin or are not comfy enough can be changed or fixed by a little padding and fluff. If not then you need to find the thing causing the problem.
Look for anything that might seem broken, frames, springs, joints
Look through the cushions from all angles
Look for anything that might seem bent or misshapen or misplaced
Look at the fabric or the covering piece if it’s a bit torn from the seams then it can be sewn using a similar colored thread or if the fabric is pilling you can use your shaver to trim all of it off with a light hand.
For the sofa cushions if they feel lumpy and out of breath you can add fillings to them or do fiber filling using the same filling material.
If it seems that the frame might be damaged the easy way to remedy it is by using plywood to replace the joints or broken parts which can be put in place by using nails and a hammer, there might be a need to change the legs of the sofa by nails and hammer or staple guns.
Do you know that paint can be used as well to make the sofa look new? You can make the sofa fun and playful by using fabric paint to either cover it completely or in selective areas.
Sofa cover might come in handy more than you think. They are not just to make the sofa visually pleasing but also to protect it from dust and debris and the scratches of pets.
You can also add support to your cushions by adding plywood beneath them, the hard material prevents the cushions from sagging and pushes the pressure away.
You should think about replacing your sofa when it is at the end of its lifetime, the average years are 7 to 15 years, but it might also be based on how it was used and the material it was made up of. Another sign would be if it becomes hard to remove the smells and stains.