Leatherette, also called "skai" or imitation leather, is a thin layer of soft plastic with a more or less grained surface, applied to a fabric weave. Recolouring is very easy, but only accidental damage can be repaired. Major cracks and peeling due to ageing of the material or lack of maintenance cannot be permanently repaired.
2 essential products :
Colourless protective varnish
1 product in case of repairs : RépaCuir
Acetone methylated spirits
Sandpaper (240 to 400 grit)
1 high density foam roller, 1 small brush, 1 sponge and a soft spatula
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.
After the paint has been applied, there are still roller marks, what should be done?
Traces remain because you did not apply enough product and therefore did not cover the surface properly. Reapply a coat and the recolourant will dry perfectly to give an even colour.
Also note that a tool that is overloaded with product (paint or protective varnish), generates more traces.
I can't apply the paint with the roller in some places. Can I use a brush, I'm afraid of leaving marks?
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 paint seems not to dry or is very sticky even after several hours. Why does this happen?
I have applied the varnish to a leather chair that I have recoloured, but I would like to change the colour slightly. Is this possible?
If the varnish used is the one supplied in a can, you can apply the pigment recolourant directly over it.
If you are using a spray varnish, please sand the leather and clean the residues before applying the product.
In all cases, you should apply one or two coats of varnish.
How long does paint last on leatherette?
The durability of our products is several years, but it depends a lot on the preparation of the surface before painting and the maintenance that you will do with our Clear Coat.
Bubbles appear when applying paint or Clear Coat, 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 repeat.
Note also that a tool (roller, brush, sponge) that is too full of product will generate more traces and bubbles.