How to Reupholster a Chair

How to do a first-class upholstery job.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Stapler
  • Pliers

Scissors Small screwdriver, flat tip

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 5/16-in. staples
  • Spray adhesive
  • Foam
  • Batting
  • Fabric