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Upholstery tack strip in New Zealand. Flexible ply-grip, metal tack strip or cardboard back tack.  For back tacking buy online now with fast NZ ship!

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How to use tacking strip

Cardboard tack strip

There are many reasons upholsterers use cardboard tack strip, however back tacking is the most common use. 

Cardboard tack strip is used on the top of outside panels, such as the outside back or outside arms, to it give it a straight clean edge without visible staples. 


Metal Tack Strip

Metal tack strips are often used on the right &/or left of outside panels, such as the outside back or outside arms. It will give a clean, straight edge without visible staples. 

Cut tack strips to length with a hacksaw blade or tin snips if necessary.

Flexible metal tack strip

Also called ply-grip, shark trim or fabloc. 

Flexible metal tack strips is used for blind tacking around both straight and curves such as wings. 

Staple the strip onto the frame with the teeth facing outwards. Press the teeth down until almost closed, tuck the fabric in and close with a mallet. 


Upholstery tack strip in New Zealand. Flexible ply-grip, metal tack strip or cardboard back tack.  For back tacking buy online now with fast NZ ship!

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