A faded leather sofa can be dyed back to its original color . Once the old finish is removed, apply new dye by rubbing it in with a lambswool pad. You can attempt to mix dye to match the existing color and apply it to only the faded section of the couch , but getting an exact match can be difficult.
50ml Size for all different types of leather . Scratch Doctor’s Leather Colour Restorer is an easy to use solution for restoring colour to faded and worn leather . The restorer is simply rubbed into the leather with a soft cloth. Restorer soaks into the the leather restoring the colour of the leather .
Your once-new leather couch may not look as sharp after several years, or you might come across a perfect leather couch at a thrift store that is the wrong color or is stained. Start by cleaning the couch with acetone and then apply several coats of leather dye to the entire piece of furniture .
A color change can be made from any color to another , i.e. black to white, or white to black, with just as successful results. The Leather Colorant Kit used in this guide can be used to change the color of all leather , vinyl, plastic, PVC & leather cloth car interiors.
Leather cleaners can help break down the dirt and stains to make your leather couch look like new . Some products are 2-in-1 and contain both the cleaner and conditioner. Spray the cleaner onto a cloth, rather than directly onto the furniture, to prevent it from leaving spray marks.
Leather fades as it becomes dry. To restore leather , apply Leather Honey to the faded area on the leather’s surface. Leather Honey will bring back the lost color. Again, we recommend applying to the entire piece rather than spot treating.
Match the leather dye kit to the color of your leather sofa if you want to retain its original color . Prepare the area before you begin. Clean the leather couch thoroughly with the leather preparation product. Allow the leather sofa to dry up to 15 minutes after cleaning.
It is a common mistake to use shoe polish on leather upholstery. The leather used in upholstery is tanned differently from the leather in shoes . It does not soak up shoe polish like shoes do , so the polish will just sit on the surface of your leather and make a sticky mess.
Common causes of leather discolouration Heavy use and wear (see above image) Sunlight bleaching pigments in leather (also found with vinyl furniture) Substances that bleach vinyl coating or denature the pigment. Substances soaking into real leather (aniline) that bleach or alter the dye.
They use a chemical process to open the pores so the leather absorbs the dye better, then cure it at 300 degrees to set the dye. The sofa then gets a clear topcoat to protect it against wear. The job takes a week or two and costs from $550 to $1,200 for a three-cushion sofa.
Clean the leather and apply prep product. Allow the furniture to dry for 15 minutes before applying the leather dye with the help of an applicator. Apply a leather dye to the entire couch followed by another light layer. Make sure to apply dye consistently through all cracks, piping and seams.