Leather & Vinyl Colour Rejuvenation
Your leather lounge is cracking and the leather colour seems to be wearing off. You’re wondering how can that happen, right? Can anything be done to save rejuvenate your leather lounge?
The answer is a resounding – YES! A leather cleaning and colour restoration treatment is a low-cost alternative to recovering or replacement of your favourite leather furniture. Leather covered upholstery are sturdy and generally last the test of time. That said, leather lounges suffer wear and tear just like any piece of furniture. The good news is, there are many ways you can breathe new life into an old piece of furniture.
No matter how well you care for your lounge, time will take its toll. One of the most common issues with damage to your lounge is fading and discolouration from the sun. Fading furniture is generally not something you can avoid, particularly if your lounge sits under a window.
Some people try leather boot polish to fix up discolouration. This isn’t always a wise idea because that polish will never really dry completely or adhere to the leather and as such you risk staining the clothes of those who sit on the furniture. If you insist on wanting to try and fix small areas of your lounge with boot polish, try it on a very small area first, and wipe off any excess with a damp cloth but again, this is not recommended
You can purchase furniture leather dye pigments, but you really need to be aware of the dyes or tint colours that would work best on your lounge and it is almost impossible to get an ‘off the shelf’ colour to match yours.
But before you jump the gun, speak to the experts. Call South QLD Restoration and tell us your story. We will be happy to give you some free advice and if it is a smaller uncomplicated project, we could probably tell you how to do it.
But whatever you do, don’t start off without doing your research first because you could cause irreparable damage that even the experts are unable to fix.
Here are 3 important points for you to remember;
- Don’t reach for home cleaning liquids. Bottles of cleaning liquids often contain harsh chemicals that are no good for your expensive leather lounge. Another point to note is that a lot of cleaning liquids contain bleach. If you use bleach products on your sofa, you risk blotchy, uneven results.
- Don’t use an abrasive brush. To rejuvenate a leather lounge correctly, say no to a bristle brush. Stains might be tricky to remove, but if you rub it with an abrasive brush, you will damage and scratch your leather, which then creates another issue to rectify.
- Do patch test first. You don’t want your attempted rejuvenation to be worse than the actual colour fade or stain. Whatever you decide to use to remove a stain from your leather lounge, before you begin, make sure you trial a small patch on the underside of the furniture to ensure you’ve chosen the right method.
Here is what could very well be a valuable piece of advice. Before you commence a DIY task yourself and start spending many hours trying to locate the right products and knowledge, give South QLD Restoration a call. Our advice is free and we genuinely want to help you avoid what could be an expensive disaster.
✓ We are leather and vinyl repair specialists for all residential, commercial and automotive upholstery and panels, and:
✓ Every technician that works with leather and vinyl restoration has been fully trained in techniques and applications to the strictest Australian standards required, and;
✓ We know which professional leather or vinyl upholstery cleaning and conditioning agents to use from the most reputable manufacturers in the industry, and;
✓ We are available 365 days per year with dedicated teams ready to help you with your rejuvenation project, and;
✓ Even more flexibility – although we are among the top professionals in the industry, we offer the best competitive prices for the entire range of cleaning services, and;
✓ You are covered by our total cover insurance plan which covers us and you for any accidents, mishaps or damages, and;
✓ A touch of South QLD Restorations quality and style, a service no other cleaning company could provide!
When you are ready, give us a call on 1300 762021 – We Look Forward To Hearing From You