How to Repair Outdoor Patio Lounge Furniture

Let me show you how to easily repair outdoor patio lounge furniture. We all know how fast patio furniture can get worn and faded. Mine was way overdue for a facelift. Wait until you see what this lounge furniture looks like now!   

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Instead of throwing out your worn or faded patio lounge furniture, give it an easy update by repairing it.  You will save a ton of money!

Have you seen how pricey new outdoor furniture is lately? No, thank you! Professional repair quotes were in the thousands of dollars!

So I rolled up my DIY sleeves and with a couple of inexpensive supplies, and a little elbow grease, you will have your furniture looking good as new for a lot less! 

SUPPLIES to Repair Outdoor Patio Lounge Furniture

All the supplies needed can be found HERE in my Amazon Shop!

  • Strapping Material
  • Strapping Rivets
  • Lightweight Thin Gloves
  • Boiling Pot
  • Tongs
  • Scissors 

patio furniture before repairing

How to Repair Outdoor Patio Lounge Furniture

Prepping Steps for Replacement of Straps

  1. Begin by measuring your furniture from one hole to the other on each side. Subtract approximately 10% from the measurement and this is the length you will need for your straps.
  2. Count the number of straps that need to be replaced and mulitply by the length above. This will be the length you need to order.
  3. Count the number of holes and this is the number of rivets needed.
  4. Choose the color of strapping that best matches the old and place your order.
  5. Once the materials arrive, you’ll need to trim the strapping down to the lengths needed and add a small hole to each end of the straps. (You can also opt to purchase straps that are precut and predrilled)

Main Steps for Replacement of Straps

Start by cutting off the old straps that need to be repaired down the middle.

cutting pieces from patio furniture

Remove each side of old straps and rivets.

cutting pieces from patio furniture

Boil a large pot of water. Add new straps to boiling water to make them pliable.

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How to Repair Outdoor Patio Lounge Furniture

Bring to boil for about 5 minutes. Carefully remove from heat and be ready to begin the project immediately while straps are still very hot!

patio furniture pieces cleaning  

NEXT…

Put on your protective gloves and using the tongs remove one strap at a time from the boiling hot water.

Line up the straps to the side of the chair with the holes. 

Insert rivet to hold the strap in place.

putting screws back on furniture

Wrap the strap around the metal twice (if you have a double wrapped chair). Lay the strap over the section below so that you can see the rivet hole.

Stretch the strap across to the other side to repeat the process. It is helpful to have to people for this process. One to hold the first side in place and another to do the stretching.

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Continue this process until all of the straps are replaced. It goes pretty quickly once you get the hang of it!

step by step video tutorial

If you want to see the exact process, check out this video below on my YouTube Channel!

patio furniture repair video

 

that’s it!

Isn’t it amazing to see the difference!? It looks like brand new patio furniture! And, think about the money that was saved by repairing it. Look at the before and after below:

repaired patio furniture

I’m all ready to sit by the pool and lounge in my beautiful patio furniture! 

finished patio furniture

So, what do you think? Are you ready to repair your old patio furniture now?

close up patio furniture

I’m tickled with how pretty it looks now. 

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Easy Patio Furniture Repair

Let me show you how to easily repair outdoor patio lounge furniture. We all know how fast patio furniture can get worn and faded. Mine was way overdue for a facelift. Wait until you see what this lounge furniture looks like now!

Equipment

  • Boiling Pot
  • Tongs
  • scissors

Materials

  • Strapping Material
  • Strapping Rivets
  • Lightweight Thin Gloves

Instructions

  • Start by cutting off the old straps that need to be repaired down the middle.
  • Boil a pot of water.
  • Put on your protective gloves and using the tongs remove one strap at a time from the boiling hot water.
  • Line up the straps to the side of the chair with the holes.
  • Insert rivet to hold the strap in place.
  • Wrap the strap around the metal twice (if you have a double wrapped chair). Lay the strap over the section below so that you can see the rivet hole.
  • Stretch the strap across to the other side to repeat the process.
  • Continue until all straps are replaced

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