This green chesterfield sofa was suffering from sever colour loss. As well as this there was lots of cracking. Firstly our technician cleaned the leather using leather cleaner and a lint free cloth. Next the technician uses leather prep. Similarly they use a lint free cloth with the leather prep. After the sofa has been fully cleaned the technician begins to fill the cracks. Also there are a few holes across the sofa which the technician repairs. All of this is done using leather filler which is applied with a spatula. Once the leather filler is applied it is dried using a hair dryer. Now that the filler is dry the technician can sand down the filler to ensure it is smooth. This may need to be repeated a few times to build up the filler levels in the cracks.
Now the technician uses the base coat colour and a lint free cloth to apply the base colour. Now that the green chesterfield sofa has a base coat the technician can apply the other colours. This consists of the darker green shade and the light flicker of black. These colours all coincide to create the two tone effect on the sofa. These are applied using the air compressor. Lastly the technician applies a coat of lacquer. This is a sealant that protects the restoration.
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 and filler is applied during the repair and on how much damage there was to repair.
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.
Yearly maintenance plan
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.