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Question DetailsAsked on 8/27/2013

how much should it cost to reupholster 4 dining room chairs?

with material that can get damp at times and resist stains. chairs are metal frame, bronze tone. Right now has ivory/gray waffle weave poly/olefin/cotton? blend. Originally nice, but now stained and worn.

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I just had 8 can back chairs reupholstered . I visited the shop and not only selected my fabric there but looked at other work they have done. Never hire someone without viewing their work. Material in stock can be found discounted. Material that has to be ordered will be slightly more. Labor is the most expensive portion of the job. Get 3 estimates. Ask if there is a product protectant that can be used to give your chairs longer wear. I would venture to say with the type of wet dry fabric you are looking for you might estimate $600

Answered 6 years ago by BluButterfly


Good point. Actually 2 questions:

What is best material to use to upholster these chairs as described, i.e. needs to be stain resistant, able to get damp at times without ruin, neutral tone?.

and how much should it cost to use this material to upholster the chairs?

Answered 6 years ago by Guest_9888670


Two options I can see - either a waterproof plastic liner underneath an open-breathing upholstery fabric, or a water-repellent covering like leather or naugahyde - if they are getting wet commonly then probably kids, so I would avoid the leather and open-weave fabric and go with naugahyde (fake leather) - and a heavy one, because kids tend to sit with one or both of feet tucked under them, so will tear or wear through the front edge of the fabric on dining room chairs.

Cost about $50-80/chair typically, including new foam padding, depending on whether you are recovering the back pad also to match (I would not bother if have kids, because you are probably going to totally recover after they grow up anyway.

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Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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