A customer had spilt acetone nail varnish remover on their sofa causing colour loss to it. They then tried to clean the area hoping that the stain would disappear. However they cleaned it so much that the damaged area had been taken back to the leather itself.
In order to repair this our technician needed to clean the colour loss area to ensure that no pesticides are on the leather. Firstly a base coat is applied by hand using a lint free cloth. Next the technician uses a air brush and applies evenly spread layers of colour. After each layer is applied it is dried with a hair dryer. Once the layers have been built up sufficiently the technician then applies the final coat of lacquer. This is to seal the restoration.
Once completed the area 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 area 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!