leave a message
RENOVATION PRODUCTS FOR LEATHER, LEATHERETTE, PLASTIC, NUBUCK...
customer area
cart
FR
EN
French products direct from the manufacturer
new topic

Slaughtered couch... need help!

6 answers

Hello,


I am desperate and I hope to find good advice from specialists. A few weeks ago, we recovered my companion's childhood sofa (a leather sofa that was very damaged because it is 35 years old, my companion used to jump on it when he was little, the cat used to claw on it, etc);

The middle cushion was very damaged, with several small tears that, by sitting on it, became gigantic.

>> I have blocked them (in all, 4).

>> I took the opportunity to try to repaint the whole cushion, but I made a mistake, because the cushion was very dry and fragmented, like the skin of a lizard. So once repainted, it flaked even more (I had a layer of resin underneath).

>> I read that first I had to remove all my damage and the varnish layer with a specific cleaner (or even with an ultra fine sanding film), and that I had to put some nourishing oil. I did it. I did it.

>> The problem is that I can't remove all the resin. There are traces of cracks absolutely everywhere on this sofa, some of which are impregnated with resin.


I'm very afraid of being yelled at by my partner. I'd like to renovate this couch once and for all. I have read several methods on this forum, but no one is in my situation. Do you know what I can do?


I tend to think it's not ruined: it makes me a completely smoothing product to put back on, which covers everything (including cracks), but I would like to stop the charges. the leather is very thin. Do I have to give it to a pro? Do I have to change the leather?


I can't load you with photography (I'm on my computer). I try in a comment after validating my message...


Thank you...

reply




avatar

answer

Good evening,

Would you have the possibility to attach other photos, from a little further away, but also on different other areas?



reply


avatar

answer

Yes, of course!


reply


avatar

answer

it doesn't show, including in the close-up photo, but it's still very cracked. I removed the varnish layer with a specific product, but it doesn't remove all the product I put wrong to fill the defects... :( I don't dare to sand any more...


reply


avatar

answer

Good evening,

The varnish is removed by lightly sanding with 240 grit sandpaper (the weight of the hand in circles), but also with acetone.

First of all, we advise you to rehydrate your leather with nourishing oil. One to several applications by massaging the leather with a washcloth, and allowing the product to infiltrate (this can sometimes last several days). When your leather is soft again, you will need to remove any remaining varnish. If sanding is not enough, acetone will help to overcome it.

Then the leather repair step will be required with the CicaCuir and the RepaCuir for cracks.
Once the repairs are done, you will have to recolour the whole sofa (in the same colour, or the colour of your choice). And finally, application of Silky Varnish or Protective Wax.

We recommend that you purchase the following products to renovate your 3-seater sofa:

- Complete kit renovation leather sofa 2/3 places -
200ml of additional nourishing oil (125ml are already included in the kit)

A complete instruction manual will be delivered with your products. Renovating a leather sofa is easy and accessible to anyone who can read and work with care.

Sincerely,

SOFOLK


reply


avatar

answer

Thank you for your feedback. I've been hydrating it with nourishing oil for several days now (but it's true that I only started removing the resin on Friday). I've been spending 2 hours a day there since then, alternating acetone and sanding with the finest grain.


According to you, I have to remove all "clear" traces (i.e. all traces of resin) of this kind? I was afraid I might have done something stupid, or weakened it.


Sometimes, the resin is embedded in the many very fine cracks, I have to remove it with tweezers... Do I have to remove this one too? Or is it better to leave it when it is used to fill cracks?


Thank you...


reply


avatar

answer

Anyway, thank you very much!

I only bought the nourishing oil, after missing a renovation. I will finish applying it today, then buy the kit you recommend to me to carry out the renovation "in good and due form".


Yours sincerely


reply


OTHER SIMILAR TOPICS
Leather sofa renovation tutorial
Par SOFOLK, le
Sofa green colour with light black effect
Par MAX B, le 17/08/2020
Change of colour of sofa
Par Kd, le 14/10/2019
Stained leather renovation
Par Alain, le 09/10/2019
Renovate sofa
Par François, le 30/09/2019
A leather living room to be completely redone
Par JEAN-LUC38, le 01/09/2019
Sticky leather sofa
Par Freddy, le 24/08/2019
Repair of large chesterfield leather hole
Par CAROLINE62, le 20/08/2019
Recolor sofa leather colored with the wrong color
Par Ana, le 16/08/2019
Leather salon repair advice
Par BARBARA60, le 15/08/2019
Direct from the manufacturer

100% french manufacturing since 1989!

Secured HTTPS site and payment

Payment CB, Paypal, bank transfer

moore informations
expedition

7 working days
2 to 5 additional working days if paint made-to-measure

technical support

+33 5 57 34 69 72
From Monday to Friday
from 9.30AM to 12.30PM and 13.30PM to 18.00PM