Leather Colour Change
Leather Colour ChangeLeather colour changes are a great option to change the colour on anything leather, leather bags, leather coats, leather sofas and leather car seats we can colour change them all. There is a process which needs to be followed to enable a great result and long lasting repairs. The internet is flooded with leather diy kits to leather colour change some starting as little as £35. This is where the problem lies to leather colour change any item is NOT a diy process very few can undertake this process with the long lasting result you require. Halford sell spray cans of paint or £5.99 would you there for go and change the colour of your car?We do visit a large volume of customers who have tried the diy process and failed, this just means our work load increases which means the colour to restore your leather has increased. The cost of undertaking leather colour change is not cheap so the process is not cost effective for everyone, there are a few simple key facts to bare in mind.Is your sofa very comfortable and other than the colour you would not be thinking of this option.Has you sofa lasted over 5-10 years and will it go again.do you want your sofa for the next 5-10 yearsis your sofa perfect other than the colourIf your answer is yes to all the above a colour change is for you, the benefits of a leather colour change is you already no the comfort of the sofa, you already no how the sofa fits in your house, all you need is the colour to be changed.Leather Colour change colour options are as wide as the colour spectrum. Here at www.leatherrepairs.mobi we do hold stock of what we class as standard colours these standard colours are what we hold in stock for day to day repairs, so there is no need to make a special order the colours are in stock ready to undertake the leather colour change without any delay or extra fees.We are able to colour match to any sample given should you wish to make your leather match your current paint scheme or your current carpet colour, we can undertake the leather colour change in any colour you wish starting from White – Bright Pink – Post Box Red – Navy Blue the colour options are endless.Special order colours are not stock colours and due to the volume of colour required to undertake a leather colour change we would need to order this volume in. We offer both on site or collection for this service.Here you will see a sample of a leather colour change we undertook in Peterborough the customer changed there colour scheme from Ivory to Black.How it WorksDeep CleanThe leather item needs to be deep cleaned to remove the build up of dirt and grime which has been sitting on the leather surface removing and silicones that may be in the leather over the period of use. We use a very strong leather cleaner and a brush working deep in to the grain of the leather, every panel needs to be cleaned correctly not cleaning the leather can cause adhesion problems latter on.Leather PrepLeather prep is similar to what the car paint industry product which is call Panel wipe. We use this product to remove the top coat of the manufactures finish which also helps to remove silcones from the leather. This process is used across the whole sofa. Once the sofa is leather prep’ed for the first time you then a use a 400 grit wet & dry sand paper over the whole sofa this helps with keying the leather which helps with the adhesion of the leather dyes.Base CoatWe apply a base coat by hand using a cloth and the leather dye making sure you work panel to panel and that every part is covered, this needs to be thin coats which are built up, the thiner the coat the better the finish and durability. If you apply thick coats the leather colour change would not be as affective. These coats can by dryer off using a hairdryer on medium heat we don’t need to over heat the leather dye just cure the dye off. This process is repeated until you have a good coverage of the sofa.Top CoatThe top coat is using the same dye but using a different method of application for this we use a air brush this gives a nice even finish to you leather making the sofa fully uniform, we again build up a few layers ensuring the correctly coverage of the leather and that all parts are covered.Sealed CoatWe apply three coats of sealant which is applied using a airbrush for this seals in the the leather colour change leaving the sofa fully colour changed and sealed ready for you.