Help! My couch is exploding! 😩


Old 01-16-17, 08:08 PM
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Help! My couch is exploding! 😩

So admittedly this is not a high end couch... I literally ran out of money when I finally got to choosing a couch. That being said it is about 4 years old and experiencing some bizarre material fraying (what I like to describe as decay as the material is this black cloth / cover that crumbles from the sofa into pieces and when touched those pieces turn to dust and literally blacken everything they touch.. decay). As this material continues to fail cushions are exploding and main upholstery is shifting. I have no idea what I am doing ... please someone just tell me how (without wrapping in duct tape) I can save this dying couch.

I have plenty of pics (not sure how to post them here) which probably better explain my problem.
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Old 01-16-17, 08:23 PM
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You need a new sofa. But the Duct tape idea is not so bad.
Old 01-16-17, 09:16 PM
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Sounds like bonded leather, the particle board of upholstery covering. Bits of leather scraps mixed with glue and spread on a cloth backing.
Old 01-17-17, 04:16 AM
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Years ago we'd cover worn out couches with a blanket to hide the wear.
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Old 01-17-17, 06:18 AM
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While you can get a readymade slipcover to cover and hide it, there's nothing you can do about exploding cushions (never heard of that happening) or shifting upholstery (not sure what that means), except replace or remake them. Unless you can do it yourself, it doesn't sound like it would be worth the cost, which will be pricey.
Otherwise, there's really nothing you can do to fix this. It needs to be replaced.
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