This bycast leather sofa had lost its top coat. The body oils from it being used frequently caused its wear and tear. In order to repair this the technician has to clean the sofa. Firstly this is done using leather cleaner and a lint free cloth. Next the technician uses leather prep and another lint free lots. This is to remove the manufacturers coating on the sofa.
Now the technician uses 320 grit sandpaper to sand the sofa seats. This is done several times removing the top coat of the bycast leather. Once the seats have been sanded down fully the technician moves on. Another coat of leather prep is applied. Therefore the area can be coloured now. Once done the technician uses an air compressor to apply leather dye to the seats. It’s sprayed on in small thin layers of dye. A hair dryer is then used to dry them.
However sanding down the seats may not remove all of the marks on the sofa. In order to get rid of them small amounts of filler can be applied. Similarly these can also be dried with a hairdryer. Finally the technician applies a layer of lacquer. This is to seal and protect the repairs.
On going maintenance
We advise that all leather is cleaned and protected every six months this allows the leather to stay clean and fresh and the protection cream gives that extra barrier between the wear and tear and the sofa.
Cleaning kits are always recommended after every repair to help enable you to maintain your leather from future damage, please feel free to ask our technician any questions where they will be happy to give you any help and guidance that you 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 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 and he can get you added to the plan and get your next appointment booked in.