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Foamshop - Tip of the Month

Foamshop - Tip of the Month

How to refill a bean bag without having poly beans flying everywhere

Refilling your bean bag does not have to mean mess and poly beans flying around your house! Simply follow the instructions below to ease the process:

Start with making sure there is more than one set of hands, this will help stop the beans getting out of the bag.

Undo your bean bag, if you have a zipper slowly start to unzip the bag. You only need a small gap and be careful not to let any of the existing filling out as it may not be in a interior cover. If you have a sewn seam you need to cut along the stitching with a knife or scissors to gain a gap of 10 - 12 inches. Again work slowly

Get your helper to pass you your refill bag still unopened and insert part of the refill bag into the cover of your bean bag. Whilst your helper is holding the bean bag up and still, slowly make a small slit into the refill bag inside the bean bag and allow the beans to flow out slowly. Munipulate the refill bag slowly so all the beans are emptying into the bean bag. The slower you work the less chance of a spillage

When all of the beans are in remove the refill bag and keep your helper holding the bean bag upright. Zip up the bag to finish if you have a zip, if not you will need to sew back the seam. With the aid of your helper make sure your sewing is tight and strong to ensure a safe seam and finish well.

You will know have a plump bean bag and no mess in doing so!



Woodworm: Detection, Eradication and Prevention

Finding an outbreak of woodworm does not have to mean complete disaster and that your furniture is no longer fit for its purpose. As long as the woodworm is detected in the early stages you can ‘save’ your furniture.

Where to look?

If you detect holes in the surface of your furniture you can be sure that there is activity else where. Take out any drawers, check sides and especially the bottom. Use a torch to inspect insides of cabinets and chests. New holes will show clean, fresh timber inside, look out for the beetles also, they will be especially visible in warm spells.


Use one of the purpose made insecticides to treat the wood. They come in a cans fitted with a nozzle ready for application. Work through all the holes you can see, new and old and slowly filling each one making sure the fluid has travelled all the way down the channels. If you see any dry or dusty cracks whilst working fill these too as these are ideal places for the beetle tom lay its eggs. Make sure you follow the precautions and directions of the manufacturer and gloves and goggles are always advisable.


Take the opportunity to prevent woodworm to your furniture, you can buy eradicating fluid, if you paint this onto your furniture it stops a woodworm attack. Once the fluid has dried you can apply any finish to the furniture. There is also insecticidal furniture polish available which helps maintain permanent protection for finished surfaces.


With today's internet market and the constant strives to be competitive on price, you can rest assured that here at the foam shop, we do not compromise on quality just to be competitive. We do not sell joined, damaged or discolored products, and all of our supplies are of the highest specification and we do not make any purchases of B grade products.

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