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How to Glue Your Cushion Foam Together

August 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are looking to extend the length of your sofa cushions because you bought the wrong pieces of foam that end up being too small, you can glue the two together. By doing so, you will save the trouble of having to go through ordering another piece of foam and also save money. Here is a quick guide on how you can quickly get this process done with both small and large foam pieces.

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Before you begin gluing, make sure that the area that you plan to work in is covered with some newspapers or tarp to prevent any damage from the spray adhesive.

For Smaller Attaching to Larger

The first thing you’re going to want to do is to take your two pieces of foam and cover the adhering pieces with spray adhesive. A couple of layers of adhesive should do the trick. Following that, wait about 10-15 seconds, this allows the glue to become tacky.

Your next step will be to align the two pieces of foam that need to be glued together. Once you have them in place, go ahead and firmly press them together for about 5 seconds. Be sure not to let the foam sink in as it can create problems with the placement. Once the pieces of foam are sticking together allow them to dry for about 10 minutes, and your foam will be ready for placement.

For Larger Foam (Such as Couch Cushions)

While the method for large foam pieces is similar to the one mentioned previously, there are some different techniques that you should apply to ensure that the glue stays on.

Follow the same method that was listed above when you spray your adhesive on your foam. After the foam is covered with the glue, you will want to firmly press the two large pieces together. Next, instead of holding the two pieces together, you’re going to want to pinch the foam right where it has been glued. Try to pinch the foam with a good amount of force, but not an overwhelming amount because the foam will end up ripping. Once the top of your foam cushion has been pinched throughout, flip it over to the other side and repeat the process. This is to ensure the glue meshes with both ends of the foam. Because you are dealing with larger pieces, less force is required to separate the two because of the weight of their back end. Allow the glue to dry, and your large foam cushions are ready for use.
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