The cost to reupholster a dining chair

As we’re sure you can appreciate, the cost to reupholster a dining chair varies considerably based on the design of your chair. We’d like to take you through the process of obtaining a quote and give you some examples so you know what sort of costs you could be looking at.

Providing your written quotation

As a Which? Trusted Trader, part of our responsibility is to provide you with a written quotation which is as accurate as possible. We’ll do our very best to assess your dining chairs, but even the most experienced upholsterer can’t see through fabric! If we find extra work is required, we will always call you and talk you through the work before proceeding.

We can provide these quotations in a few different ways:

• Using our contact form – This is the quickest way to to find out the cost to reupholster a dining chair of yours, as we aim to reply with a quotation within 24 hours
• In store – Bring a photo, dimensions, or the chair itself to get an idea of the cost
• Home visit – If you have a number of dining chairs or are considering changing their design, we can arrange a free, no obligation home visit if you are in the Bristol/Bath area

Dining chair upholstery costs

To give you an idea of the costs involved we have included a number of case studies below. As a basic guide, when using material from our standard range and simply stripping and recovering, you can expect to pay:

from £43.00 for base only in fabric
from £146.00 for separate back and base in fabric
from £202.00 for attached back and base in fabric on a high back

Examples of previous jobs

Mrs S wanted to freshen up her six dining chair bases from a faded terracotta to a fabulous blue. She fell in love with a fabric she had spotted elsewhere, so we advised how many metres she required and checked it was compliant with our fire regulations. With new foams and reupholstered, these dining chair bases cost just over £33.00 each, plus fabric – well worth doing!

Dining chair bases before

Dining chair bases before

Dining chair bases after

Dining chair bases after

Compare this job with the work carried out for Jessica. For her, the cost to reupholster a dining chair was £206.30 each, including material. In this case, we collected the chairs, stripped them back, replaced the old horsehair with new (all fire retardant!), and upholstered in funky colours with individual studding. We also cleaned and lightly polished the wood to spruce them up without changing their character, and delivered back to her. They look just fabulous now!

All five dining chairs
All five dining chairs

The cost to reupholster your dining chair

As you can see, a number of factors affect the cost to reupholster a dining chair, and we would be very happy to hear from you to provide a quotation for your chairs. So why wait; get in touch today!