- What leather problems can be repaired? Leather that is worn, torn, cracked, dry, dull, soiled, discolored, stained, scuffed, flaking, faded, cat-scratched, dog-chewed, or mover-damaged. Custom coloring can be applied to new leather parts, such as seat cushions, to match surrounding leather. Plus, we repair the rest, including: new foam / padding, and repair of seat support and frame structure.
- How is leather recolored? New leather is dyed (color absorbed deep into the leather), and most furniture leather also has a protective coating applied. This may be a light clear top coat that offers a small amount of soil resistance. But most often, it is an opaque color coating which functions as a second skin. It stretches, resists water, fading and soil, and allows a limited amount of moisture and conditioner to pass through in order to nourish the leather. This same protective color coating is used for re-coloring all leather types, except suede, Nubuck (micro-suede), and some specialized waxy finishes. The new color is as durable and beautiful as the original color coating applied by tanneries. Leather that did not have this type of color originally will feel a little slick and smoother than before.
- What is the DIY recoloring process / quality? The same protective color coating applied by tanneries and leather repair professionals can be applied at home and achieve professional results. A simple sponge applicator is used to apply the non-toxic, water-based color coating. If you can paint a wall, you can successfully recolor leather. It is easy, just tedious. You cannot make a permanent mistake - any error can be easily corrected at any time. Even a 9-year-old can do this! Written booklet, DVD and phone support provided.
- Leather types and how to tell them apart: Aniline, Semi-aniline, and Protected (Coming soon)
- What is leather exactly? (Coming soon)
- How to identify imitations. (Coming soon)