How To Install Vinyl Straps
Replacement straps must be heated in order to stretch them onto the furniture frame. We recommend that you wear gloves to protect your hands.
Step 1: Heat the Vinyl Strap
Heat a large pot of water to just under the boiling point. Roll a strap and heat it in the pot for approximately two minutes.
Remove the strap with a pair of tongs, and dry it with a towel.
Step 2A: Strapping for Single-Wrap Method
Push a single-wrap pin through each end of the vinyl strap. Position one end of the strap at a hole on the frame. Push the pin through the hole until it locks (Figure 1A). Stretch the strap around the front to the corresponding hole on the other side of the furniture (Figure 2A); push the remaining pin through the hole on the backside of the frame, and lock it into place (Figure 3A).
Step 2B: Strapping for Double-Wrap Method
Double-wrap method. Push a double-wrap pin into each end of the strap. Position one end of the strap at a hole on the frame (Figure 1B), and push the pin through the hole. Wrap the strap around the bar once (Figure 2B), covering the double-wrap pin (Figure 3B).
Stretch the strap around the front to the other side of the furniture below the corresponding hole (Figure 4B), then wrap around the frame upward towards the hole (Figure 5B). Push the pin into the hole (Figure 6B). Adjust the strap (Figures 7B and 8B).
Selecting a Color
Vinyl strap is available in assorted colors and widths as well as 50-, 100- and 200-foot rolls and pre-cut/hole punched. Please go to Colors for availability. Because computer monitors are notoriously inaccurate for color, Patio Furniture Supplies recommends you order color samples before ordering vinyl rolls or pre-cut straps.