This grey sofa was suffering from body perspiration, it had colour loss on its seat cushions and the arms of the sofa. The customer decided to have the whole sofa cleaned and colour restored in order to catch any other areas where body perspiration was affecting the leather.
Cleaning The Sofa
The technician starts off by cleaning the leather. They do this by using leather cleaner and a scrubbing brush. After scrubbing they use a lint free cloth, this is to wipe away any first brought out of the sofas crevices. Once the sofa has been fully cleaned the technician moves on to prepping the sofa. He does this using leather prep and another’s lint free cloth to remove the manufacturers costing on the sofa and any pesticides on it.
Restoration Of The Sofa
The technician begins the restoration process on the grey sofa by applying a base coat to the leather. This is done using a lint free cloth and leather dye. Once a base coat has been applied the technician moves on to applying evenly spread coats of dye using an air brush. After each layer of dye is applied to the leather the technician dries them with a hairdryer. Once enough layers of leather dye have been applied to the sofa to restore the colour the technician moves on. Finally they apply a coat of lacquer to seal the colour 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!