One of the most common types of damage we repair on leather is a tear. Whether it’s caused by pets, children or simply from a set of keys, a tear in leather should be repaired as soon as possible for the best results. For this customer, scissors were the culprit.
Not to worry though, for our expert technicians this is a typical cosmetic repair process carried out on a daily basis.
Our technician began by inserting backing gauze which was secured using an adhesive and strengthened the repair. To ensure the repaired area blended back into the rest of the sofa, the technician made sure the grain of the leather was restored. To do this, 2 different resins were used to create a latex patch. The patch was then pressed firmly against another area of the sofa and with the help of a heat gun it moulded around the grain to create a print.
The mould on the patch was then pressed onto the tear using a heat iron which enabled the pattern of the grain to be transferred and blend the tear into the rest of the sofa.
A final key step was to ensure the colour of the affected area matched the sofa. Our tech used a colour spectrometer which tells him the exact makeup of the colour so he can reproduce it. Once the colour was mixed up it was applied to the affected area and a sealant was used to seal it in.
Thanks to the knowledge, experience and expertise of our technician, the customer was left delighted.