This ivory corner sofa was suffering from colour loss and dog scratches. Firstly our technician cleaned the sofa thoroughly. This was completed using a leather cleaner and a scrubbing brush. By doing this it brings all of the dirt out of the grain of the sofa. Once the dirt is brought up the technician uses a lint free cloth to wipe it all away. Now that the sofa is cleaned the technician uses leather prep. This takes the manufacturers coating off of the sofa. Similarly they use a lint free cloth for this too.
Filling and colouring
Next the technician uses leather filler to fill the cracks on the ivory sofa panels. After the filler has been applied the technician dries the filler with a hairdryer. Now that the filler is dry the technician uses sand paper to sand the area and make it smooth.
And now the technician applies the ivory colour. Firstly they use a lint free cloth to apply a base coat by hand. After this has been done and dried with a hairdryer the technician begins to colour alternatively. This is now done using the air compressor to spray the sofa ensuring it gets the best possible coverage.
The technician then applies the final layer onto the sofa, this is of the lacquer which is used to seal the repair. After the repairs have 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.