Church Upholstery: Paying Attention To The Pews

Previously, we talked about the tips on hitting your DIY corner for your church upholstery. This is a great, worthwhile project to embark on, especially since this will make a great difference in the atmosphere of your place of worship.

More than shedding off unsightly blemishes in the furniture, you also help create a comfortable setting for churchgoers to focus on the service instead of the bump inside the cushion. Church pews make the biggest statement in your church interiors.

There are many reasons why you need to pay attention to your church pews. If the padding has worn off and has grown tattered, the upholstery may lead to further damage if not replaced at once. Besides the parishioners’ discomfort, the church may get a bad impression due to its shabby look. It’s about time for an interior upgrade and reinvents the overall atmosphere by polishing your pews.


Church Pew Upholstery Basics

  • Pews differ from one make to another. Non-cushioned pews may be easy to maintain because of their solid, durable seat, but they can be less comfortable to use. You may want to add cushions to your wooden church pews instead. Some upholstered cushions are created to be removable so you can easily wash off the cover when it gets dirty in time. We recommend installing padded cushions with strong covers, like faux leather or vinyl for an effortless, classic look.
  • Some pews have padding built into them, and reupholstering this furniture can take a lot of time. If this is the case, you need to take careful measurements of its dimension. Allow a few extra inches of fabric per pew, taking note of its foam measurements to ensure coverage.
  • Padding and cushions may lose their comfortable effect due to wear; these may require replacements over time. Check your existing poly foam and see if it is still in good shape.
  • Built-in seat cushions and back padding may require disassembly once you feel they are tattered and worn out. This may take time and labor, so ensure you are greatly assisted with this project.

When To Ask For A Professional Church Upholstery

Professional church reupholstery is the way to go when you want everything to be expertly done. This way, you can save time and labor from working DIY. Here is what you can do:

  1. Consult your chosen upholsterer about pricing, experience, and materials. Ask them about strong fabrics that will not easily wear out or wrinkle. Pick an upholsterer that has a wide range of fabrics available to them so that there’s no need to move to and fro from one company to another.
  2. State your requirements for the new church upholstery. You can ask them for advice when it comes to fabric and cushions. Let them try and finish a single pew before starting with the rest so you can test its appearance and durability.
  3. If possible, allow the workers to finish the upholstery on-site so the pews need not be moved and further damaged.


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