Sturdy lampshade pulling apart at vertical seams. How to repair?
August 25, 2018 7:33 PM   Subscribe

I have a sturdy lampshade with a fabric and paper composition. It is pulling apart at the vertical seam. How should I repair this? Is this a job for epoxy or a glue gun and any clever tricks to apply pressure as it dries?
posted by arnicae to Home & Garden (3 answers total)
Glue gun, and put it in it's side seam down and weight it with a rolling pin... but it will only take minutes to dry.
posted by DarlingBri at 12:47 AM on August 26, 2018

Alternately: Papier-mâché
Some lamp shades will be easy to match the texture, others less so, but in that case you can coat the whole thing (inside or out) to get a newer, sturdier, slightly darker lamp shade.

Also unlike hot glue, you can do reconstructive work, if that ever comes up.
posted by SaltySalticid at 5:57 AM on August 26, 2018

If the joint sticks up: clothespins or binder clips.

If the joint sticks flush: magnets.

A glue gun may be overkill because of the mass and viscosity of it.
You might look at clear fabric glue to permeate the materials, and dry invisible.
posted by nickggully at 8:13 AM on August 26, 2018

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