The Process Of Colour Change
The process to colour change a sofa is the same every time a technician undertakes it. The only difference is that the colours and the type of chair changes.
The colour change is carried out first by cleaning the sofa and applying leather prep which will take off the manufacturers coating. After this the technician will sand down the leather to give it a better adhesion. The technician will then again prep the chair to remove any dust particles. Once the colour has been removed the technician then starts to apply a base coat by hand using a lint free cloth in a circular motion. Now the technician will begin to use the air brush to build up evenly spread coats of colour. Finally once the colour has been applied enough the technician applies the final coat of lacquer to the chair. This seals the restoration. In other words the colour change is complete.
Once completed the chair 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 chair 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!