I just wanted to share with you all my new most favorite tools. Previously, I have been using a very small flat head screwdriver and a pair of pliers to remove all of the staples on my upholstery projects like this one,
and this one.
You would think that after so many chairs I would have learned my lesson, but no. Very recently I purchased my first real upholstery staple remover and my life hasn't been the same since! It had a hefty price tag in my opinion for how small the tool is (about $18) but it was worth every dime.
I picked it up from my local upholstery supply store here in Utah, Furniture Mattress Supply. I also found this fabulous magnet holder gadget thingy from Home Depot for about $10 to drop all the staples into. It's amazing and saves me from stepping on runaway staples in my carpet, or out on the driveway where I usually do my thang.
So the tool works like this...
then you pull the tool down for leverage against the staple and to pry it out
then the coolest part (which eliminates the need for pliers) is the twist action. You rotate the tool towards you and it pulls the staple out.
See? Pretty cool right?
If you've never pulled out a bajillion staples before with a screwdriver and pliers, then this post may seem irrelevant to you.
If you have, this just very well may change your life. :)
Good luck my upholstering friends!