How to Repair Leather Car Seats Easily
What will you do with that method of repairing leather car seats that is easy but less or literally not effective? Actually, you can have many options to get your car seats repaired easily but a few options are a combination of easiness and effectiveness. And, such an option or a method is using a leather repair kit. This is why today we will be showing you how to adopt this method infallibly. Let’s begin!
Repair leather car seats easily with complete effectiveness
- A high quality leather repair kit that matches the color of your seat
- 3 or 4 pieces clean rag piece
- A mixture of water and mild soap
- A piece of palette knife
- A piece of backing cloth
Steps to follow
- Take a clean rag piece and a small pot of soap-mixed water. Be serious about the mildness of the soap, otherwise it may cause additional although gradual damage to the seat. However, dip the rag piece into the pot water and mop the torn area well. Keep mopping until you feel like all the dirt and grime are gone.
- Does the torn part feature hanging threads? Then, take a sharp scissors to trim those threads properly.
- Have a piece of backing cloth. Insert it gently in the back of the torn part. Is it placed well? Now, take the glue from the collection of the repair kit. Apply the glue on the edges of the torn part. Make sure that a good bond is created between the edges and the backing cloth.
- Take a palette knife and a pot of leather filler. Use the knife to take up a bit of filler and apply it onto the visible part of the backing cloth. Once a layer of filler is applied, you must take some time to let the filler dry up naturally. Repeat the process until you find the filler is overlapping the leather.
- Has the filler dried up well? Now, have a sanding block that features a fine-grit. Rub it all over the dried up filler to sand down the extra layer. Be careful here otherwise, you may end up rubbing the main leather part. Another vital matter here is that you should prefer a sanding block to a sandpaper to have better control.
- Using a damp clean rag mop the sanded down area so that no particle of filler is left over the leather. Let the mopping part dry up naturally.
- It’s the time for applying colorant. Take the clean rag piece and dip it into the colorant or pour down the colorant over it. Rub the rag piece all over the filler. After the application of one single layer, wait for some time so that the layer can dry up on its own. Repeat the process until you find that the filler is completely invisible and the color matches with that of your leather.
- To prevent the colorant from rubbing off apply a little amount of sealant all over it using a clean rag piece. Don’t sit over the seat before the sealant is completely dried up.
To sum up, as a busy person you have the complete right to seek for a comparatively easy method to repair your leather car seat. But, whatever method you adopt that must be effective as well. Otherwise, not only your valuable time but also your labor and money won’t get justification.