You’re here because your felt pads won’t stay on chair legs.
Don’t worry- you’re not alone.
Like you, one of the most common questions that many homeowners often ask is, “How Do I Keep the Felt Pads on Chair Legs.?
Well, that’s exactly why I am here for- to help you get those felt pads to stick on your chair legs.
How Do I Keep the Felt Pads on Chair Legs? (A Step by Step Guide)
What You’ll Need;
- Denatured Alcohol
- New Furniture Felt Pads for Chairs- I recommend the X-Protector Felt Furniture Pads
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
The reason why I’ve recommended purchasing new furniture pads for your chair legs is only if those pads are old and therefore need to be replaced.
The only furniture pads I can recommend are the X-Protector Felt Furniture Pads.
If the furniture pads are pretty new but won’t stay in place, continue reading.
Step #1: Clean the Bottom of Chair Legs with Denatured Alcohol
One of the main reasons why felt pads keep coming off chair legs is because you never actually cleaned the bottom of your chair legs when placing the pads the first time.
It’s possible that the chair legs had a lot of grit, dirt, debris, and even adhesive residue when you were sticking those pads.
Obviously, they didn’t hold firmly to the chair feet and that’s why they are coming off.
So what you need to do is remove those furniture pads and clean both the chair leg bottom and the furniture pads.
You can use a blunt object to scrape off the stuck grit and adhesive.
Next, clean the chair legs bottom with Denatured Alcohol. The Klean-Strip Green QKGA75003 Denatured Alcohol is an excellent choice.
Use a rag or cloth to wipe the dirt off the chair bottom.
Step#2: Apply Some Adhesive Using a Glue Stick
With a clean surface, it’s now time to apply some adhesive to the chair leg bottom.
The adhesive will help the felt pads hold firmly onto the chair legs. I recommend using the CCBETTER Hot Glue Gun Mini Hot Melt Glue Gun with 30pcs Glue Sticks.
It’s a really cheap hot glue gun that comes with 30 pieces of glue sticks.
Insert a glue stick onto the hot glue gun and apply it on the chair leg bottom.
Spread the glue evenly- ensure that it doesn’t spill on the side to avoid damaging your floors.
Once you’ve applied the glue, carefully place the furniture felt pads.
The glue bonds immediately and cools to the touch quite fast, thus making it a suitable option for sticking felt pads that won’t stay in place.
And that’s it.
The felt pads will remain in place for a very long time.
Below are a few more tips on how to keep felt pads on chair legs in place.
1. Place the Right Felt Pad Shape on Chair Legs
Avoid placing the wrong felt pads on chair legs.
This simply means that if your chairs have square legs, only stick square furniture felt pads.
It will not only give your chair legs a tidier look, but it will also minimize the chances of the pads slipping.
If your chairs have round legs, be sure to place round-shaped felt pads as well. This will ensure a proper fit.
2. Replace Old Felt Pads
Naturally, the adhesive in most furniture felt pads dries up over time. This of course causes the pads to slip whenever the chair is dragged, even just a little bit.
If you feel that the pads have been on the chairs for too long, consider replacing them.
A single package of the X-Protector Felt Furniture Pads contains a whopping 133 pieces of pads. This means you’ll have more than enough pads for replacement every time the ones on chairs get old.
Alternative to Felt Pads for Chairs
If you’re planning to ditch felt pads for any reason, you probably want to know about the alternative to felt pads for chairs.
Well, these are many alternatives actually, but I am only going to mention two.
If you’re looking for the best chair leg protectors that won’t come off as felt pads do, the godehone Chair Leg Caps Silicone Floor Protector.
These chair leg caps are made of silicone which is a little bit softer than plastic features an anti-slip bottom pad that helps prevent scratches.
The caps come in various sizes and are actually very cheap.
If your chairs have tubular legs, then the godehone chair leg caps won’t do you much good.
What you need is the Shepherd Hardware 8622E Leg Tips 1-Inch Inside Diameter Rubber Chair Leg Caps.
These rubber chair leg caps help protect your hard floor surfaces against scratches while reducing noise when chairs are pulled or dragged.
These caps fit perfectly into your chair legs and won’t come off easily like some felt pads.
How Do I Keep the Felt Pads on Chair Legs- Bottom Line
I know how annoying it can be- yes, I have also dealt with slippery felt pads before and it isn’t the most pleasant experience.
You placed those pads in the first place because you wanted to protect your sensitive floors against scratches.
That’s why you need to ensure that these floor protector pads remain intact at all times.
The X-Protector Felt Furniture Pads are some of the best felt pads for chair legs. Although they have a really tenacious adhesive that keeps them stuck onto the chair leg bottom, the adhesive tends to become less and less weak as time goes by.
Be sure to replace them or glue them down as explained above.