How to replace vinyl straps on outdoor folding chairs

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Outdoor folding chairs are definitely a must-have item, whether you go to the beach or climbing a mountain. It is wonderful to relax; it is also very easy to carry because it is lightweight and is made of durable materials. Personalize them by placing the initials of your groomsmen or monogram on the back of the backrest.

If you have old metal lawn chairs with vinyl strips, these strips over time can wear out and may be close to breaking. This makes the seat is not secure, but that does not mean you have to throw the chair. With a repair kit simple and some common household tools, you could replace vinyl straps on outdoor folding chairs and turn them useful for your outdoor gatherings and parties.


  1. Heat water in a large pot. Do not let the water reaches the boiling point, and that would melt the straps of your outdoor folding chairs. The aim is that the water is hot enough to make the straps are malleable.
  2. Place the vinyl straps in water for two minutes. Do not let the pot more than this. You can bend the straps to put them all in the pot. Remove them with tongs and dry them with a towel.
  3. Begin wrapping the vinyl straps around the chair frame. Start at the back of the chair. Take the first belt and put through the frame. Pass the end around the frame and secure it with the groove of the tongue. Go to the other side and repeat this process.

4. Finish wrapping on outdoor folding chairs with straps around the chair frame. Repeat step 3 until all straps are in the chair. You can decide what distance you want to be the belts but generally must be no more than an inch (2.5 cm) away to avoid pinching when someone sits.