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Tips needed for theater seat restoration

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Jack Ferry, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. Jack Ferry

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    I am psyched! A very generous theater owner just gave me a set of three used rock-back style theater seats. (I am probably going to impose on his generosity again and ask for a few more so I can do a row of 4 and have some extra parts.)

    I plan to paint and reupholster them. However, I have little experience with painting metal, and have not reupholstered theater seats in over 20 years. (A long, long time ago, I supplemented my income as a theatre usher by staying late and putting cheap vinyl over some of the seats.)

    I'm looking for any tips you may have on doing such a project. Specifically, any particular type of paint? Tweed vs. Velour vs. Leather? Wood handrail restoration vs. replace with plastic cupholder handrails? Colors? (Theater is in framing stage, but I will probably go with a dark red or purple for wall color.)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Erik Farstad

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    Jack...check out my site, I repainted my seats...and added cupholder armrest over the existing wood ones! [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Erik. Very helpful website.
     
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    Anytime. [​IMG]
     

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