Are the wear and tear on your expensive leather objects bothering you? If yes, why not try fixing them and bring back life in to them? You will be able to do that very easily by just following some simple guides that we have written in detail below. You will be able to repair tear of not only leather couches, but of jackets, car interiors, other leather clothing and as well as other leather objects.
Step 1: Getting tools ready: If the tear of your leather is no less than the size of a genuine cricket ball or if it way too nasty to look at, get yourself one of the best and well renowned leather repair kit.
Step 2: Prepare the damaged area: Using a pair of sharp scissors trim the uneven edges of the tear that has been making your leather look ugly. Sharper and clean edges will result in the repair to look professional.
Step 3: Inset sub-patch: The leather kit that you have chosen will definitely contain tweezers and a sub patch. Insert that sub-patch into the tear that you are repairing with the help pf the tweezers.
Step 4: Securing the sub-patch: After you have inserted the sub-patch behind the leather tear. Using a leather glue, you will need to secure the patch into place. To do so, apply glue beneath the leather edges that has been trimmed previously. And then stick the leather edges to the patch. Press the leather after the glue has been applied and allow the glue to dry.
Step 5: Application of leather filler: You will need to fill in the gap in the leather after inserting the sub patch. So leather fillers are applied to fill in the gap and make it even with rest of the leather. Thin layers of the filler are applied onto the gap until the tear repair has been blended in well with the rest of the leather. Make sure that it each layer has dried down before you apply the next. To make the drying process quick, use the help of a hair dryer.
Step 6: Apply colorant: After the leather filler has dried down completely, color needs to be applied. Take a small amount of the colorant on a sponge and then apply it to the damaged area you have repaired. Apply the colorant multiple times until it has caused the repair area to get concealed and blended with the rest of the leather.
Step 7: Apply leather finish: After the colorant has dried down and the repair is no longer noticeable. The leather finish is that final step that you need to complete. Using a sponge, apply leather finish onto the damaged area. Apply multiple layers until the repair seems completely blended in with the rest of the leather. Also, allow each layer to dry after you apply before applying the next one.
To sum up, sending damaged leather objects to repair centers is truly tiresome and not cost effective. By just following some easy and simple steps you will be able to repair the objects at home to ensure a long lasting repair effect.