repair cracking leather
Regardless of the incidents caused by the cat's claws
we can do, the snags and deformations that it may endure, on your couch may also appear cracks. Cracking is a degradation quite present on a leather sofa poorly kept. In reality, they are the result of several distinct reasons.
At Sofolk, we do not just limit ourselves to the simple repair of leather cracks, we treat the causes with a food oil to extend the life of your leather sofa.
Leather is a material whose regular maintenance will ensure its durability as long as you know what products to use and how to handle all categories of tasks that may appear on the latter.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF CRACKETS ON LEATHER
Like any skin we do not care for, dry leather is wrinkled and therefore cracks. In other words, leather is a material that wears over time. Unprotected and maintenance free, leather tends to crack and crack. As much as it is natural that your leather sofa with the test of time undergoes defects of hues and appearances, as the cracks appear as a lack of maintenance.
And besides, there are many reasons that can affect it. The first of the reasons is a great variation of the temperature. When it's hot, the leather becomes dehydrated. On the other hand, when it's cold the leather fibers retract and your sofa becomes dull. From hot to cold and vice versa, your leather sofa experiences temperature variations.
The second reason is a sun exposure a bit too long. Indeed, as mentioned in the previous pattern, the leather dries and fades.
And lastly, the last cracks pattern on your leather sofa is water. Indeed, water and leather do not mix well. In the long term, water deteriorates the leather. It should also be known that a wet leather and dried quickly will harden and become "cardboard".
To sum up the lack of maintenance, the water, the sun and the variations of temperature are the black beasts of the leather of your sofa.
HOW TO REPAIR THE CRACKING APPEARANCE ON A LEATHER SOFA?
The repair of a cracked leather is done with a repairing paste. Nothing better than the restorative dough from Sofolk to repair leather cracks. Indeed, our dough is white (and soon available in black) and because of its color a job of recoloring the entire sofa or car seat is necessary to hide your repairs.
This "leather patêux" makes disappear acts like a mastic to fill hollow spaces. It remains flexible and repairs the cracks of your sofa durably and also repairs the rips of the leather. Available in tube this product is spread with a small spatula (or the right corner of a cardboard). However, leather coloring work will be required due to the white color of the product.
Moreover, it should be known that the repairing paste applies only on a previously degreased and clean leather. Then you must lightly sand the part to be restored with sandpaper (240 grit) before putting in small layers in the hollows the restoring paste. Then, once the dough has dried (about 30 minutes), sand lightly again. Be aware that drying the restorative paste will shrink, which will require you to perform at least 2 to 3 applications. The result should give a smooth surface to the touch left to sanding the excess dough.
Nevertheless, the repair of cracks is not an end in itself. At Sofolk, we go further than just repairing your crackled leather.
HOW TO AVOID THE APPEARANCE OF CRAQUELURES ON A LEATHER SOFA?
Leather is a dead material. Without the presence of a fatty substance in the heart of the fiber mattress, the sofa loses its superb flexibility and resistance. Maintenance failure that promotes cracking.
Exclusive brand, we offer a food oil to restore strength and flexibility to your leather sofa. This oil penetrates, feeds and lubricates the fibers of the leather of your sofa by allowing them to slide between them without clinging. The formation of cracks is thus reduced to nothing.
Two to three applications are needed each year using a washcloth barely impregnated with food oil. This maintenance work is essential for the vitality of your leather sofa.
LEATHER HEALER FOR SOFA
N.C. Leather sofa
a unique and exclusive Sofolk product
Allows to reposition the raised leather parts without blisters (scratches), glues without leaving traces, and disappears into the grain of the leather.
Repairs a notch or an open snag by welding both edges
To make the tear or cut invisible, continue the operation by applying the repair paste and re-colouring.
KIT REPAIRING TEAR LEATHER SOFA
N.C. Leather sofa
Allows the repair of a tear up to a maximum of 30cm, for a larger size, ask us.
Any repairs to open tears or holes require the addition of a piece of leather as a support for the paste.