Step 1: Supplies
-Staples (check the size of the staple and compare to the staple gun)
-Fabric (enough to cover the surface + 2 additional inches on every side)
-Hammer or flathead screwdriver
Step 2: How to Use the Staple Gun
Step 3: Strip Old Fabric
If there is an existing fabric, you can choose to cover over it or remove it, I would suggest removing any old fabric to avoid excessive stapling. Begin by using your hammer to pull up old staples, they should come up easily but you can also use pliers if you have trouble with this step.
When it is all done, your surface should look like the picture in the bottom right corner, completely clean and ready for new staples.