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J A Milton - Upholstery Supplies Ltd.
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Servicing your Upholstery needs
for Over 30 Years

Hints and Tips

  • How To Attach Clips To Pirelli Webbing

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    How To Attach Clips To Pirelli Webbing 

     

    Step 1 - When you use Pirelli webbing, there is a rough side and a smooth side. The rough side goes to the top to stop cushions from slipping, the smooth side to the bottom.

     

     

     

    Step 2 - When you have a clip, it has got a little lip on one side and nothing on the other side. The clip needs to be placed with the lip facing the rough side of the webbing, as it is going to go across the chair. If you place the clip onto the webbing so that the webbing goes over the side without the lip, it will actually cut the webbing.

     

     

     

    Step 3 - You can attach the clips with a vice. To do this, place the flat side of the clip towards the outside of the vice (towards the handle) and place the webbing in the bottom of the clip.

     

     

     

    Step 4 - Tighten the vice onto the clip. However, don’t take it too hard because it is not meant to come all the way through. The teeth are just meant to grip into the webbing. When the webbing and clip goes into the groove across the chair, the rough side is to the top, the smooth side to the bottom. You want to take 10% up on that (the webbing) before you put the other side on to give you a stretch.

     

     

    Step 5 - When placing your clip on the other side, the process is exactly the same. However, if you do not have a vice, then a pair of pliers can be used to squeeze the clip into place. A vice is much simpler, but the pliers are just as effective.

     

     

     

    To watch our handy YouTube video, demonstrating how to attach clips to Pirelli webbing, click the 'play' button below:

     

     

    In need of some Pirelli webbing or clips? Follow the link to purchase from our online shop:

    https://www.jamiltonupholstery.co.uk/products/webbings-linings-platforms/webbings/pirelli-webbing

     

    If you having difficulty with a certain tool or you would like to know if there is better way of doing something, please do not hesitate to send us an email: sales@jamiltonupholstery.co.uk
    or call us:
    01691 624023

     

  • How To Use Rubberised Hair

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    Rubberised Hair is a great alternative to a traditional loose hair filling and a step up from foam.  In the video we show you how to add a Polyester Edge Roll using Tacks or you may want to use Staples, it is up to you. We also demonstrate how you would cut the Rubberised Hair to create a shaped seat or back.

    If you would like to recommend a feature in this spot then please email: Adam@jamiltonupholstery.co.uk

  • Which staple gun?

    Your staple gun will give you years of service provided it is used correctly. Some hobby models, if plugged in too long, may overheat: To avoid this do not leave the tool plugged in for more than 2 hours per session.

     

    Electric staple guns can jam if you fire them too rapidly: Please allow time for the mechanism to  return before firing the next staple. Rapid firing is for pneumatic (air) guns.

     

    Electric guns are put into three categories, hobby, semi pro and professional guns.  Remember that some pressure may still need to be applied and there is a kickback on electric guns as the working mechanism is in the nose. Do not try to repeat fire too quickly or this can jam.

     

    • A hobby gun cannot be used for excessively long periods or it will overheat it will also not be as powerful as a professional gun making penetrating hard woods and mdf difficult.

     

    • Semi Pro. This is a little more powerful and can be used for longer periods.

     

    • Professional Electric gun. More powerful and  can be used for longer periods without overheating. Also it will use a professional wire staple (71 series) which come in boxes of 20,000 making individual staples cheaper. This is the same staple generally used for upholstery in a pneumatic gun.

     

    Follow the link below to view our range of electric guns:-

    http://www.jamiltonupholstery.co.uk/products/staples-guns-compressors/staple-guns/electric-staple-guns

     

    Air (pneumatic) Guns

    Obviously the outlay is a little more when setting up your kit but the advantages are many. Repeat firing is not a problem as there is only a blade to return into the nose each time rather than a spring mechanism.  Very little pressure is required when firing and there is no kickback.

     

    Follow this link for air gins:=

    http://www.jamiltonupholstery.co.uk/products/staples-guns-compressors/staple-guns/pneumatic-staple-guns

     

    Follow this link for compressors:-

    http://www.jamiltonupholstery.co.uk/products/staples-guns-compressors/compressors

     

    Follow this link for hose and connectors:-

    http://www.jamiltonupholstery.co.uk/products/staples-guns-compressors/compressors/compressor-air-hose-easy-snap-connectors-full-set

  • Frequent Questions and Answers

    Here at J A Milton's we have frequently question's asked on a weekly basis as we wanted to help you we put the question's over to Joan for her advice and to ask her for any possible hints.

     

    PreFix-spray-glue

    What glue can be used? 

    "This is not a straight forward question as whatever is used will need to be tested on small areas first. It will also depend on the fabric content because spirit based glues can melt some synthetic contents in fabrics. Alternatively water based glues can seep through to the top side of the fabric and dry leaving marks.

    On some fabrics it will be with our spray glue. This will be fine as long as it is used sparingly with a light spray on both surfaces. When allowed to dry (go white) it will act like contact adhesive. Do not allow the glue to create puddles, spraying from the right distance and not too heavy will prevent this. This will be pretty permanent.

    If the fabric is not too thin, like cotton or linen, a thick mix of wallpaper glue or PVA can be used this allows a certain amount of movement before it becomes permanent.

    In any case it is really important to make sure that any method is sampled in small areas before going ahead."

    Aster-Fancy-Nail

    My nails keep bending in the wood, why this is happening?

    "Fancy headed nails have a domed head and in order to knock them in straight, without bending the shaft, they need to be hit squarely in the center which is where the spacing tool helps by holding the nail square. It also helps to use either the nylon tipped hammer, which is made for the job, or by wrapping the tip of your hammer with leather. This helps prevent it from slipping when it hits the nail head and also stops it damaging the head.

    Another tip is to make a very shallow pilot hole with the very tip of a bradawl (don't go too deep as most bradawls are wider than the shaft of the nail and will make the diameter of the hole to wide). It is very important to make sure the pilot hole is not at an angle, the spacer tool can help with the cantering this hole.

    The nail spacer tool also relies on you knocking the nails home straight to prolong its life which is where the small pilot hole helps. The tool has to be made of a soft material in order that it clasps the shaft of the nail but this of course does mean it will wear but used correctly it does have a reasonable life expectancy."

    To view our full list of hints and tips click here 

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