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Horse Hair for Upholstery Padding?

- 22 Jul 2009 -
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There aren't many upholstery ready horse hair providers. So I'm thinking of buying freshly cut horse hair. Can I just use long strands to stuff a chair or do I need to cut them down to size and mix up the strands?

I plan to buy these:



- 22 Jul 2009

Asking the supplier is always a good idea,
as they may have had past clients in the exact same situation as you.

- 17 Aug 2009

The hair used in most upholstery using traditional methods is a mix of horse and hog hair and the mixture gives it the springiness and softness you need for this application. Try gary's upholstery supplies. Cleaning horsehair is a very labor intensive process I have tried it, and probably not worth the trouble.

- 18 Aug 2009

The stuff used in upholstery ...
The stuff used in upholstery is usually rubberized. I think this makes it last longer and retain the springiness better. Do a search for "rubberized hair" to find sources.

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