1 – Remove the Old Plastic End caps on the Patio Sling Rail. 2 ~ Remove the Old Sling Material from the patio chair frame. 4 ~ Insert the Sling Spline or Plastic Sling Rod. 5 ~ Insert the new replacement sling fabric and spline Into the Sling Rails. 6 ~ Start the Bolts through the sling rail and into the patio chair frame.
Nylon, polyester , and acrylic mesh fabrics are used in a variety of applications including screens, sling patio chairs, drapery and shades and offer varying degrees of light filtering.
Patio Chair Sling Replacement & Repair Mesh slings are designed to be durable and withstand the elements, but over time the mesh wears out, tears or stretches and eventually needs to be replaced. Instead of replacing the entire chair , the sling fabric can be replaced, rendering the chair useful once again.
There were a few small spots where the sling met the top of the chair frame that were still green. I used a small piece of ScotchBlue Painter’s tape to mask the sling . I then sprayed the paint into the lid of the spray paint can and dabbed a small tipped paint brush into the lid to pick up some paint .
We carry two highly recommended brands of fabric for outdoor sling chairs: Phifertex ® and Sunbrella® Sling. These are both top-notch replacement fabrics for sling chairs, but each one has its own unique advantages. Both are extremely UV resistant, durable and breathable.
Olefin Outdoor Fabrics Olefin is a byproduct of refining petroleum and is extremely durable and stain-resistant. Olefin along with Acrylic is extremely resistant to fading from the sun. Most types of outdoor fabrics on the market will be acrylic , olefin , or polyester .
Using a flat screw driver, carefully pry all the end caps out of the side rails, top and bottom. Keep them aside for later replacement. With a utility knife or scissors, cut the sling in two from top to bottom. Remove all the bolts holding the side rails to the seat frame.