Can leather be repaired - a question asked by a great many number of leather users. Actually, there are a number of methods to repair your leather about what you might have been unaware. Therefore, today, in this article, we will be introducing you to 2-most popular methods of leather restoration.
Method 1: Rehydrate the leather
This method is far effective only when the damage is minor. Here follow its steps consecutively:
- Have quality leather spray it on a piece of clean rag. Wipe away the damaged parts with the rag. Rub the rag along the grain to prevent the cracks from deepening.
- Let the area dry up and it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. Can’t wait for that much time? Well then wipe the sprayed parts using a piece of microfiber cloth.
- Take conditioner of good quality that is essentially designed to rehydrate and restore the leather. Put a little amount of conditioner either on your fingers or a soft cloth or sponge. Rub your means of conditioner application all over the cracked parts.
- Keep applying the conditioner along the grain. Scrub over the cracks and the adjacent parts of it. This will enable the leather to be more consistent in color while hiding the cracks.
- Leave the crack parts for some time or as per the manufacturer’s guide for its drying up.
- Is the conditioner dried? Okay, so can you see the cracks now? Then, continue to condition. But, if the cracks are invisible stop conditioning any more.
Method 2: Seal the cracks using leather filler
- At first, clean the cracked surface using solution that is mild. For example, you may adopt bottled leather conditioner, baby soap or any mild soap. Set or spray the cleaner on a microfiber rag and wipe it all over the cracks.
- Let the wiped area dry up not within the shortest possible time but within the time it naturally takes. Otherwise, leather filler won’t set to the cracks.
- Smooth the cracks using a 600-grit sandpaper piece. Apply it gently all over the cracks. Keep rubbing it until you feel like the cracks are completely even. Use a microfiber cloth to clean the dust generated by the rubbing.
- Start applying leather filler using a palette all over the cracks. Keep applying the filler until the cracks are completely disappeared.
- Remove the excess amount of filler using the flat side of the palette knife. Leave the fillered part for drying up. It may require you to wait up to 6 hours.
- Aren’t the cracks invisible yet? No problem, apply a little amount of filler for one more time and let it dry. Continue the process until all the cracks are unseen.
In the end, it’s a proven fact that leather can be repaired only if you’re aware of the proper methods. Don’t misunderstand any of the methods to avoid having a dissatisfactory output. If needed, go through every method repeatedly, identify the repairing materials you have and set to the task.