ME13 is one of the wide range of postcodes that our leather repairs team cover. Our ME13 team also undertake leather restorations.
This aniline sofa had cat scratch damage and a burst seam. It also had lots of colour loss areas. Firstly our leather repairs technician repaired the burst seam on the sofa. This is done using a curved needle and cotton.
After this the technician cleans the sofa using leather cleaner and a lint free cloth. Once this has been done the technician preps the sofa. This is done using leather prep and a lint free cloth. Then the technician uses 320 grit sandpaper in order to remove all of the cat scratches raised leather. Once this is done the technician uses 400 grit sandpaper. This is in order to smooth over the areas. Next the technician mixes the colour. Now they spray the sofa with leather dye using the air compressor. After the sofa has been sprayed with leather dye in thin layers, the technician applies the final layer.
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 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.