A vinyl lazyboy recliner is a great addition to any household. They are comfortable and can be used for years with minimal maintenance. If the vinyl on your chair begins to crack, you might think that it’s time to throw it out.
But don’t worry! It’s possible to repair the cracks in your chair so that you’ll have a beautiful seat again in no time at all. In this blog post, we will discuss how to repair cracks on a vinyl lazyboy recliner and how long it takes before they need another repair job.
Steps on how to repair cracks on a vinyl lazyboy recliner
Step 1. Clean up the area around and beneath the crack with a towel or rag. This helps keep any dirt out when you are working on repairing your chair.
Step 2. Cut an appropriately sized piece of vinyl to fit over the cracked section of your lazyboy recliner. You can use scissors, but it’s best if you have a utility knife or a razor knife to cut the vinyl.
Step 3. Peel off any excess pieces of backing so that you have access to the sticky side of your new patch. Stick it over on top of the crack, pressing firmly down and smoothing out until it’s even with its surroundings.
Step 4. Apply a bead of clear silicone adhesive sealant around the edge of the vinyl. This helps to keep any water or other liquids from getting in around your patch and breaking it down again.
Step 5. Let dry for 24 hours before sitting on the chair or putting weight on it, so that you don’t accidentally break through the newly patched vinyl area. Apply a second bead of sealant around the patch for additional protection.
Step 6. If you have some leftover, apply a bead of sealant to the crack on either side of your patch so it’s still protected from water and other liquids that could break down the vinyl again.
Step 7. You can also use an acetone-based nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol if there is any residue before applying the second bead of sealant.
Let it dry for 24 hours before sitting on the chair or putting weight on it, so that you don’t accidentally break through the newly patched vinyl area.
How to Repair Holes on a Vinyl Lazyboy Recliner?
A crack in vinyl is a sign of wear and tear on the material. When too much pressure is applied to one area, it can cause the vinyl to rip or split open which will lead to cracks that are going deeper into the surface layer.
Vinyl becomes brittle when exposed too long to moisture so how you care for your chair is important if you want to avoid cracks. Apply a sealant on the vinyl every six months for protection against wear and tear.
Let your chair dry properly before covering it with blankets or other objects that may trap moisture underneath which can lead to cracking in the surface layer of the material over time.
Step 1. To repair small holes, small cracks, or larger areas of significant cracking, you will need to remove the old vinyl and replace it with a new cover.
Step 2. Measure your chair to get an accurate purchase size from the store that sells replacement covers.
Step 3. If you have a small hole or crack in your vinyl chair, it’s best to use an adhesive product from the store that will fill the area and allow for easy repair. This is important so that if there are more areas of cracking around this one spot, moisture can be sealed out between layers preventing further damage.
How to Prevent Cracks on a Vinyl Lazyboy Recliner
First, spot cleans the vinyl so that it’s free of any dirt or grime.
Next, use either a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or a soft cloth to remove any light scratches on your vinyl chair. If there are deep scratches on the surface of your vinyl chair then you’ll need to replace these.
Finally, use a vinyl protectant on your chair. This will help to prevent the formation of any new cracks and ensure that it lasts as long as possible.
How To fix Recliner Mechanism
Sometimes the recliner mechanism may need to be fixed.
- First, remove all of the dirt and grime from your chair’s seat by either spot cleaning it or using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
- Next, use an electrostatic brush (or soft cloth) with some water on it to get rid of any light scratches on your vinyl chair.
- Finally, use a leather protectant to help prevent the formation of new cracks and ensure that it lasts as long as possible.
How to Vacuum Vinyl Lazyboy Recliner
- Vacuum your chair every two weeks. You can use a crevice tool attachment, or you can bend the hose into different angles to get all of the nooks and crannies that are inaccessible with an upright vacuum cleaner.
- Use a flexible brush attachment.
- Use a crevice tool attachment to get into the cracks and nooks of your chair’s arms or base.
- Be careful not to press too hard when cleaning around buttons, as this could cause them to pop off!
- Vacuum underneath your chair once every two weeks so that you can keep dirt from accumulating there.
- The final step is to use the brush attachment and crevice tool again to get dirt from getting stuck within your chair’s cracks.