This leather car seat was very dirty and stained and the customer opted for a full clean and colour restoration.
First the technician cleans the area. This is done using leather cleaner and a scrubbing brush. Once the area has been successfully cleaned the technician goes on to prepping the leather car seat. He does this using leather prep and a lint free cloth. Once this is done the technician uses sand paper to sand down the area ensuring the area is nice and smooth before colouring the leather car seat. Before he can apply any colour to the seat he must carefully place towels on the surrounding area to ensure that no overspray will go on the car.
After this he can then begin to apply colour which he needs to mix to ensure it is a 100% colour match. Then he begins applying a base coat with a lint free cloth. Now the base coat has been applied the technician begins to apply evenly spread coats of leather dye to the seat. After each layer is applied it is carefully dried with a hairdryer ensuring the colour doesn’t build up too much before it is dried causing complications to the repair. Once enough layers of the colour have been applied to the seat the technician can move on to the final layer. Finally the technician applies a coat of lacquer to seal the 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!