Suitable for all smooth or grained leathers, pigmented or aniline, dipped lamb or cow, full grain or rectified grain. For velvety leathers such as nubuck or suede, please refer to the specific instructions for use.
2 essential products :
Colourless protective varnish
1 highly recommended product: Nourishing Oil
2 products in case of repairs : CicaCuir + RépaCuir
Sandpaper (bodywork 240 to 400 grit)
1 high density foam roller, 1 small brush, 1 sponge and a soft spatula
The protection of your recolouring is essential.
The Silk Varnish or Protective Wax protects the colouring and the grain of the leather from repeated rubbing. They prevent soiling and give the finish to your renovation.
We advise against using your seats, armchairs or sofas before applying the Varnish or Protective Wax: risk of scratching!
If the paint used is our LEATHER PIGMENT DYE:
Apply a minimum of 2 coats of Silk Varnish 24 hours after recolouring (allow the 1st coat to dry before applying the 2nd), and a 3rd coat 15 days later of Silk Varnish or Protective Wax is strongly recommended.
LEATHER VARNISH : use a clean sponge slightly dampened to spread. Crush any bubbles before they dry. For the aerosol version, apply in regular, thin, criss-crossing layers at a distance of about 30cm from the surface.
PROTECTIVE WAX : Use a lint-free cloth, then polish once the product has dried. For the aerosol version, apply in regular, thin, criss-cross layers at a distance of about 30cm from the substrate.
If the paint used in the previous step is our SPRAY PAINT WITH INTEGRATED VARNISH :
The varnish integrated in the paint will ensure a protection of approximately 6 months on the most stressed areas.
Leather Nourishing Oil is essential to restore the leather's suppleness, resistance to deformation and tearing.
The Nourishing Oil is to be applied 30 days after the application of the Polish.
Use a clean flannel and massage the leather. The oil, once infiltrated into the leather fibres, never comes out, but it can take a whole night to penetrate after recolouring.
Note that after an application of paint and/or protective varnish, only SOFOLK Nourishing Oil, by its fluidity and composition, will be able to penetrate through our products and into the heart of the leather fibres.
FAQ: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you have a video tutorial that shows the products and their use?
Yes, we invite you to view all our videos by clicking on the image below.
RepaCuir cracks when a lot of pressure is applied to the leather. Why does this happen?
This may be due to too much product being applied. In this case, you will have to sand it down to make it thicker.
Most often this problem is due to an abnormal stretching of the leather (leather with broken fibres, degraded foam and therefore soft).
You will then have to counter-glue with a piece of leather (reinforcement), or if this is not possible, change the foam so that it is firmer and more flexible.
If this is not possible, change the foam so that it is firmer and thus limits the mechanical constraints (stretching).
After applying the pigment dye on my leather, there are still traces of the roller, what should I do?
Traces remain because you did not apply enough product and therefore did not cover the surface properly. Apply a second coat and the pigment dye will dry perfectly and give an even colour..
I can't apply the pigment dye with the roller to certain areas of my leather. Can I use a brush?
brush, I'm afraid of leaving traces?
You can use a brush for folds and small areas, but also for larger ones, but the work takes longer.
In any case you will find a uniform surface after drying.
The pigment recolourant seems not to dry or is very sticky even after several hours. Why is this?
I have applied the varnish to a leather chair that I have recoloured, but I would like to change my colour slightly. Is this possible?
If you are using a can of varnish, you can apply the pigment dye directly on top.
If you are using a spray can, please sand the leather and clean the residues before applying the new colour. In any case, you will have to reapply the varnish.
How long does the recolouring last on the leather?
The pigment dye is made from the same components as the original dye. It will last for several years depending on the care and wear of your leather. The gradual disappearance of the recolouring agent will be due to rubbing caused by use, hence the importance of regular application of a varnish or wax (protective screen).
Bubbles appear during the application of the Pigment Dye or the Silky Varnish, what should I do??
All water-based products will tend to bubble. These should be crushed and removed before the varnish dries.
varnish has dried. If it is too late, you will need to lightly sand the required areas with 400-1000 grit sandpaper and start again.
Also note that a tool (roller, brush, sponge) that is too full of product will generate more marks and bubbles.
If I apply Nourishing Oil to my sofa or car seat, will I stain my clothes?
The product must be allowed to penetrate the leather. This can take up to ten hours. If all the oil you put in does not penetrate
If all the oil you put in does not penetrate, it means that the leather does not need it anymore. Wipe off the excess with a cloth. Note that once the food oil has
Note that once the food oil has penetrated the leather, it never comes out.
I have a leather cream that I use for maintenance. Can I use it?
We do not recommend the use of creams. Food oil is 100% natural and penetrates deep into the leather, while creams remain on the surface and tend to
creams remain on the surface and tend to clog the leather.
When should I apply Sofolk Nourishing Oil and how?
Apply Nourishing Oil at least once a year, and 3 to 4 times a year on heavily used areas, such as shoes, sofa seats and armrests, or the driver's seat of a car.
shoes, sofa seats and armrests or the driver's seat of a car. The product is best applied
with a flannel, massaging the leather.