Leather Sofa Renovation
For this job in Spalding, the Mobile Leather Repairs team was called in to deal with damage to a leather sofa that had been in the family for many years. Time had taken its toll on the leather. There was wear and tear from heavy use, as well as cat scratches in a number of places, ruining the finish of the leather. The owners were anxious not to replace their sofa and called our leather sofa renovation team to restore it to its former glory.
The first step in was to repair the damage caused by cat scratches. To prepare the leather for repairs, our mobile leather repairs team rubbed out the scratch marks to ensure a smooth surface for cleaning. Once the leather was ready, we did a full deep cleaning on the whole sofa with a strong leather cleaner. We used a special brush to work the cleaner deep into the fibres of the leather to ensure that all built up dirt and grime were removed.
With the leather clean and dry, our mobile leather repairs team could begin to deal with the damage caused by years of use. To start the leather sofa renovation, we applied leather fillers to each scratch. To speed the process, we used hair dryers to cure the filler more quickly. This let us rub back the surface and apply more filler until each scratch was fully filled.
With all the scratches repaired, we moved on to the colour that had faded a lot over time. Our team applied a base coat of leather dye by hand, using a circle motion to ensure the dye went into the grain of the leather. Once the base coat was complete and dry, we used a portable airbrush to apply an even coat of leather dye. The final step in our leather sofa renovation was to seal the newly repaired surface with a leather sealant. This will protect the repairs against future damage.
With the leather sofa renovation complete and the family’s precious leather sofa looking and feeling like new again, the team at Mobile Leather Repairs offered the owners advice on how to maintain their sofa for years to come. We suggested care techniques and where to buy the best leather care products.