Upon first arrival, our leather cleaning Strood team was supposed to repair some dog scratches.
During the cleaning of the area that was being repaired the sofa began to go pink. This was a highlight of the areas where the body perspiration was embedded in the sofa. The customer decided that he wanted to have both of the seats cleaned in order to remove the body perspiration from his sofa. We proceeded to clean the whole sofa.
This is done using leather cleaner and a lint free cloth. Next the technician moves on to prepping the seats. This is done using leather prep and another lint free cloth. After this the technician uses leather filler to fill the area where the dog scratches are. This is done and then 400 grit sand paper is used to sand down the area to ensure it is all smooth. Lastly the technician applies thin coats of leather dye. Each layer is dried carefully with a hairdryer.
The technician then applies the final layer onto the repaired area, this is of the lacquer which is used to seal the repair. 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. 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
Leather cleaning Strood 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. The can get you added to the plan and get your next appointment booked in.