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    Recovering a sofa

    Can anyone recommend a good company for recovering a sofa in Bangkok? It looks like we might be moving house so I'd like to freshen up my sofa.

    I bought it from one of the shops on the furniture floor at MBK, I went back to them to ask how much and they wanted 25,000bt which I thought was a bit pricey.

    Any ideas?

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    I recall paying about 16,000-20,000 baht to recover a sofa, and that was at least half a dozen years ago. (cat problem, you'd think i'd learn)

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    Hmmm, it is kind of a big sofa but I'm sure I only paid about 25,000bt for it about 5 or 6 years ago.

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    Buy a new one!

    The TIFF is a good place for bargains, Thailand International Furniture Show in March, the one and only good furniture fair in Thailand, go there on the last business day, friday and ask for slashed prices from the exhibition products, most goes removed that evening...

    The saturday being public fair has different items on display, another fair and to many people...

    The TIFF is a good place to see for the new tissue and the possible renovator of that older sofa...

    If you want it to be leather, count around 45 thb per square foot + work...

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    Looks like it's some sort of material. Couldn't you hire one of those steam cleaners with the hose attachment and clean it that way? Or maybe have some covers made for it? Maybe cheaper than buying a new one.

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    ^^Excellent idea thanks. I want to try to get this one renovated because were buying our first home and there will be loads of other expenses.

    The new house actually comes fully furnished but if you take it without furniture you get a 10% discount. I'm pricing everything up now to see if I can furnish it myself for that 10%. The TIFF sounds like the perfect place to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filch
    Looks like it's some sort of material. Couldn't you hire one of those steam cleaners with the hose attachment and clean it that way? Or maybe have some covers made for it? Maybe cheaper than buying a new one.
    Already had a guy round to do that after the first time we got flooded. Didn't do a great job, the dogs have f.u.b.a.r.ed it.

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    Yeah don't let a Thai do it, just hire the gear yourself and do a 'proper job'.

    Good luck with the move if it all goes ahead. I'll chat with you about it when I next see ya!

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    I'll probably give that a go.

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    Result!!

    Went back to the shop where I bought it from tonight but this time took the wife. It turns out that the staff in the shop were simply overwhelmed with my awesome Thai language skills the first time I went on my own and gave me the wrong price.

    So tonight we got the correct price and its only 15,000bt for the whole thing. She offered to do it in fake leather, to which I replied "I'm o.k, I don't want 'pleather'!" and on the way out of the shop I spotted a nice leather like sofa, very very soft almost like kangaroo leather and said "How much for this stuff?" and she replied "That's the stuff I was talking about." So I'm all set with a recovered dog proof sofa!

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    Can you get it Scotch Guarded aswell.

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    Dunno, I'll find out. Nice stuff though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    Can you get it Scotch Guarded aswell.
    Best to really, don't want any horrible kilt wearers sitting on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot
    Best to really, don't want any horrible kilt wearers sitting on it
    F..k you made me laugh Metal Member and you do have a sense of humour after all. Have a green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot
    Best to really, don't want any horrible kilt wearers sitting on it
    F..k you made me laugh Metal Member and you do have a sense of humour after all. Have a green.
    The old ones are the best

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    Good point melv Anyone ever seen Scotch Guard for sale out here? It's probably got a different name.

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    Nah it's called Scotch Guard here too FP. I have a tin at home for some shoes I have (but barely ever wear).

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