The above pictures show the acetone damage on the arm and seat of a sofa. Firstly the technician sets up all of the equipment they need in order to undertake the repair. The technician begins the repair by cleaning the damaged area. This is done using a lint free cloth and leather cleaner. Next the technician preps the damaged area. This is done using a lint free cloth and leather prep. Next the technician begins sanding down the area where the acetone had reacted with the leather using 400 grit sandpaper. Now that the area is smooth the technician applies some black leather dye. Evenly spread coats of leather dye are applied and each of which is dried with a hairdryer after application.
The technician then applies the final layer onto the repaired area, this is of the lacquer which is used to seal the repair. After the repair has been completed the area needs to be left for at least 1 hour until it is dry enough to touch if the customer wishes to have a closer look at the repair however we do not recommend it if you can help it. The area should then not be used for approximately 48 hours depending on how much colour is applied during the repair and the extent of the damage that there was to repair. The longer that the repair is left the better that the repair will be as all of the products used have more time to cure.
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