How to fix a burned fabric chair armrest

How to fix a burned fabric chair armrest with the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit

Has an accident left a burn mark on your fabric chair's armrest? No need to worry, because with the help of the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit, you'll be able to fix that burn and have your chair looking like new again. So grab your kit and let's get started on this armrest repair adventure!

How much does it cost to fix a burned fabric chair armrest?

Fixing a burned fabric chair armrest can be a costly and time-consuming process if done professionally. You may have to pay for a professional upholsterer to come and fix the damage, which can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on the size and severity of the burn. The process can also take several days or even weeks, as the professional may need to order special materials and fabric to match the existing chair.

Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit

On the other hand, fixing a burned fabric chair armrest with the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit is a more cost-effective and efficient solution. The kit provides everything you need to repair the burn yourself, without the need for professional help. You can repair the burn in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. The process is also much faster than professional repair, as it can be done in a few hours, depending on the size and severity of the burn. With the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit, you can save money and time, and get your chair looking like new again. So, it's worth considering the use of the kit before going for professional help.


Don't worry, this repair is a breeze! Just make sure to go slow and pay attention to the instructions.

Time Required:

The time required for this repair will depend on the size and severity of the burn mark on your chair's armrest. In general, it can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day. But trust us, it's worth the wait to have your chair looking like new again.

Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit

Cleaning solution (such as a household cleaner)

Scissors or utility knife (if necessary)

Cotton balls or cotton wadding (if padding is missing)

Step 1

Preparing the Damaged Area

  • Prepare the damaged area on your chair's armrest by carefully trimming any excess threads or burn marks.
  • Clean the area with a cleaning solution and a cloth.
  • If padding is missing from the area you are repairing and the area under the damage is indented, insert cotton balls or cotton wadding and spread it evenly.

Step 2

Adding Backing Fabric (for larger holes)

  • For holes larger than 1/4 of an inch, cut a piece of backing fabric with rounded edges, slightly larger than the damaged area.
  • Insert it into the hole with the spatula provided in the kit.
  • Do not use the backing fabric for repairs smaller than 1/4 of an inch.

Step 3

Mixing the Repair Fibers

  • In the mixing jar, add the matching color fibers and the metal ball.
  • Attach the lid and shake the jar for at least 30 seconds.
  • If your repair requires a custom color, refer to the Color Mixing Guide in the kit to match the color and prepare the mixture using the empty mixing jar provided.
  • Test your mixture by placing a small amount of the fiber mixture on the repair area with the tweezers.
  • Keep on adjusting your mixture until you get the perfect match. Be patient and make small adjustments until the color matches just right.

Step 4

Applying the Repair Glue

  • Apply the glue to the damaged area on your chair's armrest, under and along the edges, working from the outside toward the center to avoid air bubbles. 
  • Fill the damaged area as evenly as possible. 
  • Apply a thin layer of glue around the damage to blend in the repair as well.

Step 5

Adding Fibers

  • Take off the lid of the jar and remove the metal ball. Secure the piece of mesh on top of the jar with the rubber band and use this as a sieve.
  • Hold the mixing jar upside down above the adhesive and gently tap the mixing jar. This will gradually sift the fibers over the adhesive.
  • Cover the adhesive completely with the fabric fibers.

Step 6

Finishing the Repair

  • Gently pack down the fibers with the spatula. Duplicate any fabric patterns such as lines or swirls with the spatula on your chair's armrest.
  • Allow 24 hours for it to dry. Once the fabric glue has dried fully, blow off any excess fibers.

Step 9


  • To ensure that your repair lasts as long as possible, it's important to maintain the fabric of your chair.
  • Use a fabric protector or spray to protect the repaired area from future wear and tear.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasives on the repaired area, as they may damage the repair and undo all of your hard work.

And there you have it! You've just fixed that burn on your chair's armrest and it's looking as good as new. Give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy your newly repaired chair. It's now ready for more lounging and relaxing. You'll be able to enjoy your chair again without the eyesore of a burn mark. And who knows, maybe your friends and family will even approve of the repair and choose your chair as their new favorite spot to sit. Don't forget to share the before and after pictures of your repair with your friends and family, and let them know about the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit, so they too can fix any burns or damages on their chairs. And if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact Coconix repair experts at for personalized advice. Happy repairing!

One Repair Leads to Another

The Coconix brand is dedicated to providing customers with a range of high-quality repair kits for various surfaces and materials. In addition to the Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit, the brand also offers a Floor and Furniture Repair Kit and a Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit. These kits come with all the necessary tools and materials for making repairs, and are perfect for both professional and DIY use. With these kits, you can restore your floors, furniture, and other surfaces and materials to like-new condition, saving you the cost of costly replacements. With a variety of colors to match the finish of your surfaces and materials, these kits are a must-have for any homeowner or professional looking to keep their space looking its best.

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I needed to do something to extend the life of this chair until ready to reupholster it. The material is thread bare in spots, but a huge hole warranted immediate action. I tried Coconix figuring I had nothing to lose. It couldn't look much worse than it already did.