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J A Milton - Upholstery Supplies Ltd.
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We are belong to
The Association of Master Upholsterers
5* Reviews on Truspilot
Click here to Read
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 

    In this weeks video we show you how to attach clips to Pirelli webbing using a workshop vice or Pliers. We also show you which is the right and which is the wrong side.

    If you having difficulty with a certain tool or you would like to know if there is better way of doing something then do not hesitate and send us and email and we may make a video to help you out. Please send your request to adam@jamiltonupholstery.co.uk

  • 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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