Are you planning on replacing a chair, the leather of which has been torn? But wait, wouldn’t it be too costly to replace an entire piece of furniture? Think again, have you tried repairing your chair? To most people repairing a leather chair is a difficult task only a professional can execute. Interestingly, some easy DIY methods can help you repair your leather furniture with great ease.
If you want to repair your damaged leather chair, the following steps will help you on the way.
So, you have finally decided to repair your leather chair. But to do so, you need to have the right tool kit. A leather repair kit is easily available on any hardware store. Do not buy the cheapest tool kit, just to save money. The tool kit that you purchase although expensive must have all the tools, required for a successful leather repair job.
Now that you have the tools sorted, it’s time to zero-in on the damage to determine its magnitude. Small rips and cuts do not require a patch of leather to cover them, but bigger damages do. If you need to cover the damaged area with a piece of leather, look beneath the chair. Sometimes, the manufacturers attach an extra piece of leather under the piece of furniture, which can be used for bigger repairs.
With the damage identified and the tools at your disposal, you need to start prepping the surface up. Certain repair kits have in them a solvent that is used for leather surface preparation. You can even use high-quality sandpaper to smoothen the areas, surrounding the damage. If the edges of the damaged area are bulging outwards, carefully cut them away with a pair of scissors.
The surface is now prepped up, and ready for the backing patch to be placed. To maximize safety, very carefully place the backing patch with tweezers under the lips of the damage. Use your hands to adjust it until it is flat. With a palette knife, apply some adhesive and leave it to dry.
If the repair is small, a thin layer of filler needs to be applied with a palette knife that we just spoke of. Continue doing so until the hole is filled. Allow each layer the time to dry, before applying another coat. In the event of over-application, rub the access filler away with sandpaper.
It is not uncommon for the color to wear off during the repairing process. To restore the color, the colorant must be dabbed on in the form of a spray. Let the color dry, before applying the coating to seal the repaired area. Do not use the chair until the repair is dry.
The aforementioned tips will provide you with the basic knowledge of leather chair repair. Using the aforementioned tips, you won’t need to seek professional assistance for repairing a leather chair.
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