Leatherette sofa repair
To help you repair imitation leather, Alta Cuir offers you many products and accessories. The objective is to extend the life of your chair, sofa, clothing or accessory. The imitation leather is composed of a textile on which a plastic film is applied, there are different problems inherent to this material. We have different problems.
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Is it possible to repair an imitation leather sofa?
If you have a hole, you can repair a leatherette sofa in order to fill in this material and dye it in order to minimize the damage, for this we have several products like a putty a resin that we will color on demand, we manufacture materials so that it remains flexible and gives this repair a result similar to the leatherette. You may also encounter the following problem, small pieces of plastic that come off, this means that the film is dry, either because of overexposure to the sun or bad treatment, a use of too aggressive product which makes the plastic film very fragile. The last known problem is the matt aspect which is similar to a loss of colour or the impression that the colour fades, the cause is the use of an aggressive product which matt the film, which has the effect of weakening the surface and promoting stains.
How to repair a faux leather sofa?
Did you accidentally scratch or snag your favorite faux leather object? You want to repair it, but don't know how to proceed? Alta Cuir offers you some tips on how to repair imitation leather without damaging it. For your repair to be effective, you must first check the items to be restored. Depending on the work to be done, you can use different renovation methods. Establishing a diagnosis is therefore an essential step! Repairing imitation leather is not just about sealing tears, it can also be about restoring colour to the texture, reducing cracks or performing other types of restoration. However, any operation to repair the imitation leather must start with cleaning the support! To do this, equip yourself with a soap or a special leather shampoo. For a gentle wash, choose a microfiber wipe.
Depending on your problem, we will advise you on a method to repair a faux leather sofa:
- For a hole for example, it is necessary to use a part in place under the plastic material in order to apply the putty to fill the hole. We will advise you to pigment it with a coloured resin to homogenize the whole, you will finish with the coloured resin and a fixative, all this is explained on our videos and/or the depigmented hook kit.
- If you have a matt or bleached appearance due to poor cleaning, you will use a leatherette paint to restore colour and shine, then a protective varnish.
- If you have the material that "jumps" then it is necessary to fill while drying that it is useless to apply a product on the film, because if it jumps it is from below and not from above, so it is necessary to colour the fabric which is generally white and wait patiently for the rest of the film if the film must fall.