DIY Leather Repair – Liquid Leather
Leather clothes, furnishings and products are about as good as it gets when it comes to durability, but when the inevitable happens they can also be the most costly to repair. Worth every penny perhaps, but this doesn’t take the sting out of the rather eye-watering bill that usually comes along with the slightest professional repair carried out on any tear or scuff.So, until they include such pearls of wisdom in our standard inschool training, give the following a read and maybe try your hand at the DIY approach to basic leather repair.
MaterialsWhat you’ll need to get started is a liquid leather repair set which you’ll be able to pick up cheaply from any specialist leather store, a small brush or sponge to apply the stuff, specially textured paper and the required heater to dry and seal the liquid. If you go for one of the better kits, all of this will be included with the necessary supplies for a whole bunch of repairs. At this stage I should point out however that you need to make sure you pick up the right color!!
Liquid LeatherMost kits you buy will include a range of liquid leather colors to match up with the vast majority of leather shades and hues, but make sure of this before taking it home. If the colors are not quite there, you can always mix two or more liquid leathers until you are happy. Apply the liquid leather carefully and VERY sparsely over the torn or scuffed area, but be sure to remove any excess. Toothpicks are excellent for precision, as to leave too much liquid leather behind will result in lumps and unsightly marks. Textured PaperYou might also want to go for a kit that includes a sheet of adhesive paper designed to look exactly like the grain of real leather. This can be applied over the whole of the affected area, using the included heater to ensure an incredibly smooth and tight fit.Of course, the more advanced kits offering everything will be more expensive, but are still a steal compared to the cost of professional leather repairs.
Comments are closed!