Here is a before picture of this sofa before it had its clean and colour restoration. The sofa was suffering from colour loss and the customer had tried to cover up the areas herself with a home dye kit. When this didn’t work she called in our leather repairs team to do a professional job.
Our technician arrived at the customers home. Immediately upon arrival the technician sets up the equipment. Then the technician begins to clean the sofa. They start by using leather cleaner and a lint free cloth to clean over the sofa pulling out any dirt. Then they start to prep the sofa using leather prep and another lint free cloth to remove the manufacturers coating and any pesticides on the leather. Once this is done the technician then moves on to applying colour to the sofa.
First the technician applies a base coat of colour to the sofa using a lint free cloth. After this the technician begins to use the air brush to apply evenly spread coats of colour to the sofa. Once enough layers of colour have been built up the technician applies the final coat of lacquer to seal of the restoration. All products used are water based except the final cost of lacquer this is why it is important not to use the sofa straight away once the restoration has been completed.
Once completed the sofa needs to be left for at least 1 hour until it is dry enough to touch. This is if the customer wishes to have a closer look at the repair however we do not recommend it. The sofa should then not be used for approximately 48 hours. This depending on how much colour and filler is applied during the repair and on how much damage there was.
We advise that all leather is cleaned and protected every six months. This allows the leather to stay clean and fresh. The protection cream gives that extra barrier between the wear and tear and the sofa.
Cleaning kits are always recommended after every repair. This to help enable you to maintain your leather from future damage. Please feel free to ask any questions they are happy to give you help and guidance that you may require.
We offer a yearly maintenance plan for all customers that have had our full restoration service. This is where you get a reduced fixed price for us to visit every year. This to undertake a full clean and minor repairs for the price of our standard clean package. If you would like to take advantage of this package please speak to technician while on site. They can get you added to the plan and get your next appointment booked in.
For more detailed explanations on the ranges of repairs we undertake please check out the other pages of our website. We also do work on leather car seats. Or just for brief explanations and lots of pictures of our work check out our Facebook Page or Gallery Page!