The other day I was told by a client regarding his leather sofa. Ask anyone who ever owned a leather couch: they’re luxurious and relaxing, as well as being very costly as you’re lying on them over the years. But for 20 + years staring at the same sofa every day? In that dark green shade? That can be very mature. Purchased from a quality company, leather furniture can last for decades. But what can you do if your leather sofa is sick of the color?
There’s a way now! Dye the furniture! Not only will this method save your treasured piece of furniture, it will also provide you with many more years of use. Repairing leather and coloring design leather will revitalize your furniture.
To do it right, the procedure takes several hours, and you should always use a reputable company to take on the job. Surely never use spray paint or a dealer to cover the sofa! The fabric will be damaged and the feel will never be the same. In reality, it closes the leather’s pores and there will never again be the supple feeling you love now.
It takes multiple measures to repair your couch properly and transform it into a shiny, bright, vibrant color. First you have to sand the whole surface of the sofa softly to clear the leather pores. You will then need to scrub the leather carefully with special products designed to remove the top coat of silicon. In reality, when you rub them over your leather, most household leather conditioners can add a faint layer of silicon. Make sure that you carefully scrub the furniture and extract the pigment, as it is a sticky material and the stain will not stick correctly to places that are still exposed. Carefully clean out the edges, crevices and holes because you will see some crumbs, particles or debris, and pet fur or dust bunnies as you paint. You wouldn’t want a dog hair or crumb packed in with your leather in your new sofa, would you? The next stage is to use a specific treatment to eliminate any remaining top coat and silicon, and to further expand the pores to optimize the new color absorption. This move can also lighten the old paint.
Now is the time to give the sofa a thorough inspection and check for any other places that might need to replace fabric. Is there any harm that might have happened to the furniture’s life? Do scrapes, scratches or gouges exist? Some cuts or stitches that are loose? Make sure that your professional team tackles any places that need leather improvements now, so that your furniture’s new look is not just a bright, different color, and the piece looks younger years.
The leather adjustments are ready for operation after the furniture is fully prepared. With a number of extremely effective approaches, experts may quickly fill in small scratches. Such leather restoration procedures require only minutes, but they will wash YEARS off your furniture!
Once the leather has been patched, the repairs will be sealed and the dying will continue. The staff will insure that the illumination is very realistic, so that during the dying process the colour is not blurred. It is best to move the furniture to a patio or outdoor area to prevent the distribution of color in your home or to unwanted items, as well as to get a more practical and accurate look at the paint as it is added and as it is consumed by the fabric.
There are a few dye delivery techniques, each resulting in a different kind of finish for your furniture. This depends on the type of luster you’re aiming for and the porousness of the fabric. Sponge application is one form. This is an ideal way to fill in especially distressed leather and hard-to-reach places of wider creases. One way is over the furniture to airbrush the ink. This process spreads the dye uniformly and softly across the leather furniture, and the surface is thinly coated in light coats. Make sure that all crevices, corners and holes are also lit. The outcome will be excellent, no matter how you choose!
As the dye is added, hot air is used to insure that the dye settles correctly and is not smudged or damaged before it is healed, as well as to avoid contaminants from sticking to it in the sun! A specific top coat is designed to finalize the cycle once the entire surface is painted to your satisfaction. This is a kind of clear coat that will create a protective layer over your furniture’s leather and beautifully finished paint. This top coat, when conditioned regularly and properly, will help keep the leather soft and supple, preventing dry rot, cracks and splits, as well as holding your color to stay true. The explanation that many items of leather furniture appear to become discolored or dark in high-traffic areas is that soil leaks into the pores as the top coat is worn away by regular usage. Conditioning these furniture regularly with top notch products not only preserves the top coat but gives your leather life as well. It is comparable to using lotion, particularly during harsh weather, on your own face. Skin gets hot, and because it is fragile, it can break, split or be more easily damaged.
You and your furniture will continue to enjoy a good, happy life together for many years to come as long as you treat your freshly patched and polished leather!