How to Replace Leather Chair Seats

Wendy Hughes

Hiring a professional to replace leather chair seats can be very expensive. However, doing the project yourself is quick and affordable. Replacement seats are available in a variety of designs and colors. Of course, the shape of the original seat will be the deciding factor when choosing a replacement. If you are on a tight budget, you may want to select leather-look seats made from fiber. These look like the real thing, but typically cost only one-third the price of real leather.

Leather chair

Step 1

Remove existing chair seats carefully with pliers and thin chisel to avoid scratching the wood.

Step 2

Clean chairs and polish using wood products and soft cloth.

Step 3

Condition leather with protective dressing and allow to dry. (Rub in or spray according to directions.)

Step 4

Position replacement leather seat on chair and tack into place using hammer and decorative nails or tacks.