• Handbag Repair & Restoration

    Posted Jan 17th, 2019 By in Rich's Blog, Uncategorized With | No Comments Handbag Repair & Restoration

    Handbag Repair & Restoration

    leather handbags cost the earth if you want something of quality and a designer name, caring for these items is for the professionals

    Trusting a company with your luxury leather goods or designer handbags is very hard, but what is important is to find a company who works for you and not for them as in building a bigger and bigger bank balance by over charging for handbag repairs and so called professional after care products.

    When it comes to handbag care and repairs you want a company who can deliver on its promise of handbag repair & restoration a company who has a track record of professional repairs with a long history of the trade.

    Its very important you pick the company with care, this is why we written this post as the market at present is exploding with so called handbag specialists in the UK and Europe who say they are professional.

    All the products from the leather bag repair are manufactured in house and have been fully tested and comply to all UK and European standards and REACH standards.

    If you are looking at starting a company in handbag care, cleaning and restoration then trust Europe’s leaders for full in house leather training

    If you want to find out more about starting your own handbag repair business then click on the videos to find out more details.

  • FAQs for Leather Care ¦ Repair ¦ Restoration

    Posted Jan 17th, 2019 By in Rich's Blog With | No Comments FAQs for Leather Care ¦ Repair ¦ Restoration

    LEATHER CARE FAQs

    Don’t go mad about your leather issues, we can help …

    If you have a question about or a problem with leather, like stains, colour loss, scratches, tears rips and more, the chances are somebody else has asked us before. This page has some of the common sorts of questions we have received, so have a look at them and see if they help! if you dont see your issue here please email us info@leatherrepaircompany.com. If you want further help with our Leather Care FAQs please do get in touch.

    Q: My denim jeans have left a colour stain on my light coloured leather sofa – what can I do about this?

    A: Colour staining is an increasingly common problem as light coloured leather furniture becomes more popular and dye transfers from one material to another. This can be avoided by using a leather care product to protect the leather before use or after cleaning. For further information contact info@leatherrepaircompany.com Some retailers may provide leather protector at point of sale or apply it prior to sale. For the best Leather Conditioning & Protection Cream Follow this link – – View Leather Conditioner & Protection Cream

    Q:  How can I protect my cream coloured leather car interior from stains and scuffing?

    A: Its best to use a leather protector such as LRC’s , this is best done either before the leather becomes soiled, at the point of purchase or after cleaning the cars leather interior this helps prevent colour staining from materials like denim or newsprint and also significantly reduces wear and tear on leather bolsters, seams, stitching and entry/exit points in the vehicle. Scuffing cant be stopped due to things like buttons on clothing etc, but using the protection cream four times a year will help reduce this from possibly happening and keeping your leather in far better condition that it would have been before. For further information contact info@leatherrepaircompany.com

    Q: My handbag is brand new and it has mildew all over it. Why has this happen,  what can I do to remove it and to help stop it happening in the future?

    A: This can be prevented by storing in a cool, dry, airy place. Do not store in polythene. I would suggest you wipe off existing mould,  with a wool pad dampened in a pure white vinegar solution.

    Q:  I sent my Belstaff jacket to the dry cleaners and they have removed the top surface colour, i contacted Belstaff direct and they passed me your details can you help.

    A: Yes this can be resolved, the top surface colour on some Belstaff jackets are a thin coating to give it that luxury antiqued look, without the correct cleaners this can be removed quickly, dry cleaners use steam and this is what will have taken the top surface colour off, we can professionally restore this antique look for you, please visit our jacket repair page if you go to the bottom of the page you can download our forms and ship the item to us for a professional appraisal.

    Q: One of my children kindly used ink on my sofa & the marks don’t come off. How can I remove blue ballpoint pen from a leather sofa its a cream colour.

    A: sorry about the problem with the ink marks on your leather furniture. Ball-point pen ink is an oil based viscous ink, when on the polymer finish applied to the surface of upholstery leather and therefore is quickly absorbed into the surface making it difficult to remove.  You can use our Ink & Stain Remover Kit. However, they are only fully effective if treated soon after contamination; the longer you leave the ink the harder it will be to remove. The longer you have left the ink on the leather furniture the more likely it is that a colour restoration process is required, you can buy a small scuff kit to do this.

    Q: The salesman at the garage has told me i dont need to protect my new cars leather car interior is that correct ?

    A: That is wrong, protecting and feeding your leather from new is more important than after its been used, as when its new it’s in one of it’s most vulnerable situations, open to the elements to be attacked.  its better to protect and feed your leather from new than pass up on doing it as its amazing how quickly it can break down if not protected fully and correctly. You can view our leather car plan this plan applies to leather car seats, furniture, clothing, shoes in fact anything that is leather.

    Q: I have a rip in my most loved leather jacket can you help me :-(

    A: Please dont worry we can repair this for you. This can be repaired to look like a natural scar line in the leather, in some cases almost invisible. you can visit our page on leather jacket repairs or if you wanted to repair this yourself you can buy a leather glue repair kit.

    Q: The cloakroom attendant stuck a sticker on my leather jacket and after removal some stickiness has removed the colour and left it dull  and will not come out leaving a dark spot as some dirt has stuck to the stickiness. Please help with a remedy!

    A: This is a very common issue. The surface coating on leather jackets is very thin and with these claokroom stickers applied it can in a lot of cases remove the colour, depending on how badly its removed it you have three options, option on is to use the leather re colouring balm,   option two is to use a small colouring kit to dye the effected areas, option three is to send it in to us for a professional restoration

    Q: When i agreed to buy my leather sofa it looked a nice dark cream colour, but what has been delivered does not look the same colour as in the shop Why?

    A: Leather is a natural product and due to this there will be some shade variations that are natural shads that happen during the manufacturing of hides in the tanneries.

    Q: Ive had this furniture for a few months now and I went to wipe it over using an all in one leather cleaner conditioner wipe, the colour of the leather came off with the wipe !!  Is this normal? I do know my furniture is not aniline or nubuck if that helps. The furniture shop I purchased it from gave me no instructions on how to care for the leather and it had no instructions on it either.  When I purchased it he showed me a swatch of the leather as I told him I needed a leather that did not scratch because I have young kids who love to climb all over it with toys. The swatch did not scratch but the furniture does badly.

    A: If you bought the leather wipes at the same place as the furniture and the furniture shop recommended to use on your furniture, then you have a legitimate case to make a complaint as it appears that there is clearly an incompatablity between the wipes used and the finish on the leather. If you do not get any joy with the furniture shop, then I would suggest you contact your local trading standards office. You can click on this link to take you direct to the trading stanards web site.  We would be happy to provide an independent report if you need one.

    Q: Is it ok to hang my leather jacket in a wardrobe ?

    A: Yes it is ok to hang in a wardrobe as long as there is some form of movement of air,  ie ventilation holes somewhere. Do not hang in a polythene cover or a clothing sack or travel suit suit bag.

    Q: How do I go about re-finishing my car seats?

    A: All you will need is one of our leather kits that will fit in with what your doing if its a full interior restoration then you require a large colour repair kit. We will also supply you on request a CD packed full of restoration guids and our 34 page book we have written in house.

    Q: I have emulsion paint on my new leather sofa, Is the emulsion removable from the Leather at all?

    A: Yes. Using the Premium Leather Cleaner or the Stain Remover.  However, a gloss paint is much more difficult to remove, and this will require a Leather Colorant Kit if you have gloss paint on your leathers surface.

    Q: Do i need to keep turning my leather cushoins on my sofa to keep it in better condition.

    A: It is best to rotate cushions every 30-60 days for even wear on the leathers surface, depending on the amount of use.  Any form of lining its best to remember to exercise the lining / foam by fluffing and redistributing the the lining / foam evenly throughout.

    Q:  Will it matter if i place my leather furniture next to a radiator ?

    A: Take care not to place your furniture too near a radiator or similar heat source. Make sure there is at least 2 feet of space between your furniture and heat source. If this si not done you will find your leather breaks down and this will in time cause colour loss to take place.

    Q: Should I care for my leather handbag ?

    A: When you first purchase a handbag its best to use LRC’s leather protector before  you use it for the first time and once a month to protect, moisturize and its also advised to clean the leather on your handbag every time you protect it.  Apply a small ten pence size amount of protector onto a soft clean cloth. Rub into the leather, if the bag is a well loved used handbag take special care with any scratched areas. Then buff off the excess with a soft clean cloth. For dimples and small dents, rub behind the affected area with your hand on the inside of the bag. We highly recommend use of LRC’s leather protector for leather handbags to protect them and extend the life of your handbags.  We have not tested other brands of protector.  Be sure to store your bag in its storage Bag when not in use, do not store your leather item in a plastic bag at all,  make sure the leather can breath and has air ventillation.

    Q: How long will it take to get my order ?

    A: in most cases your order is sent the same day or within 48 hours maximum, in the UK they are all sent by recorded delivery second class, bigger kits are sent parcel force on a next day delivery. Excluding weekends and bank holidays.

    Q: Will the repair be invisible?

    A: A lot of companies will tell you yes it will, we are an open up front company, so in the majority of instances no. We only use highly advanced equipment to re colour  your leather, this is matched by eye perfectly, to a minimum accuracy of 99.9%. Scuff and scratch repairs are as near to invisible as we can get them

    Q: Can you repair the colour loss on a leather jacket

    A: Yes we can do that for you, you can find the address on our contacts page .As soon as it arrives we will advise, please dont forget to download our mailing address label and repair sheet on the contact us page.

    Q: Can i get a free quote from you?

    A: Yes you can, its all part of our service, free quotes and we dont charge for calling to give quotes either.

    Q: i have an old leather belt and I love the buckle and i cant find another like it, can you replace the leather belt for me and put teh buckle on to the new leatehr belt?

    A: Yes we can manufacture for you a new leather belt and put your buckle back on to the new belt.

    NOTE: All FAQs are real questions that have been asked and we have provided solutions to the above problems and suggested products we have used over the years, that have worked for us, This does not mean it will work for you, we cannot be held responsible for any problems arising from trying one of the above Q & A’s. You should always test in a small hidden area first before starting anything. All items you work on are at your own risk

  • Leather Touch Up Pens

    Posted Jan 17th, 2019 By in Rich's Blog, Uncategorized With | No Comments Leather Touch Up Pens

    For many years now clothing, handbags, car and furniture leather repair has been carried out by a limited number of experts across the country and even for the smallest touch-up job you and I would not be able to carry these out, but now we can for just a few pounds, quickly, simply and with ease.

    Now these small niggling touch-up jobs can be done by the likes of you and I with an innovative new product from one of those expert companies. The new leather repair pens from The Leather Repair Company enables anyone wanting to do those simple touch-up jobs to do them quickly and easily with professional looking results, no mess, no fuss, with perfect results every time.

    Their leather repair pens are a professional grade pen that can be used to repair or re colour your leather and are the perfect partner for all types of repairs to leather handbags, leather jackets, leather car seats, leather furniture, leather golf bags, leather gun cases, leather boots and much more.

    The new pens are available in thousands of colours to meet your exact colour needs, including metallic colours for motorbike suits and handbags. The makers even provide a service to colour match to your exact requirement if you are able to send them a small swatch of the leather than needs colour matching. You can view some colours here Leather Colours

    Leather Repair Pens in 1000′s of Colours

    They have also just announced the availability of a large number of the colours from Leather Furniture Village ranges to match furniture colours supplied by this well-known retailer.

    Priced at only £10.50 these new leather repair pens are set to take the leather repair world by storm and allow anyone who needs to cover-up and repair those annoying scuff and scratch marks to do so with ease and save a small fortune in the process. For antique items its break through as you can now carry out these small repairs without people knowing you have done so, increasing items in value considerably.

    Another unique feature of these new leather repair pens is the ability to get creative with your leather work, with the inclusion of metallic based colours for leather. These are not only ideal for touch-up and repairs to handbags and motorcycle clothing which tend to have such unique colours but also to write on top of other colours with metallic lettering. If you fancy getting adventurous you can create some masterpieces and works of art, from company logos, to full pictures, peoples faces and so much more.

    Perhaps you just want to start up a business doing bespoke one off products for clients around the world, these leather repair pens make it possible, for you to earn a good yearly income from the comfort of your home.

    To see these new leather repair pens in action take a look at the short video below:

    Leather Repair Pens

    The full range of leather repair pens can be purchased direct from LeatherRepairPens

  • Leather Repair Doncaster

    Posted Jan 17th, 2019 By in Rich's Blog, Uncategorized With | No Comments Leather Repair Doncaster

    Leather Repair Doncaster has its own page now as the franchise goes from strength to strength

    Leather Repair Doncaster

    The Doncaster office can carry out all types of leather repsirs and work, if you would like to find out more about the services offered from a simple handbag clean to a full blown leather suite restoration contact us info@leatherrepaircompany.com 01964 614006

    Dave is a highly skilled professional in leather repairs fully trained with a history in upholstery services.

    This is Daves video on leather repairs and his franchise

  • Wax Tailor Pearly Pink Car Shampoo

    Posted Jan 17th, 2019 By in Rich's Blog, Uncategorized With | No Comments Wax Tailor Pearly Pink Car Shampoo

    Wax Tailors car Shampoo Pearly Pink has arrived

    Its taking car care by storm the results are mind blowing and amazing

    Pearly Pink

  • Leather Repairs Gateshead ¦ Autobright Detailing is now open

    Posted Jan 17th, 2019 By in Rich's Blog, Uncategorized With | No Comments Leather Repairs Gateshead ¦ Autobright Detailing is now open

    Yet again we expand further we are now covering Gateshead as well as Newcastle

    The Leather Repair Company is one of the most amazing companies this century with a very focused mind on expansion and domination in a professional market place offering products at affordable prices compared to its competitors

    Leather Repair Gateshead is open

  • Leather Repairs Newcastle

    Posted Jan 17th, 2019 By in Rich's Blog, Uncategorized With | No Comments Leather Repairs Newcastle

    For All Types Of Vehicle Detailing and Leather Repairs In the Newcastle Area use the areas finest and No1 Detailer and Leather Technician Gavin Oliver Auto Bright Vehicle Detailing & Leather Enhancement

    Leather Repairs Newcastle

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  • Leather Repair Pens ¦ Touch Up Pens Videos

    Posted Jan 17th, 2019 By in Rich's Blog, Uncategorized With | No Comments Leather Repair Pens ¦ Touch Up Pens Videos

    A short video on Metallic Leather Repair Pens.

    Our Pens are the Diy Pen Of Choice and The Leather Repair Pen Of Choice Of Professional Restorers, Valeters and Details,

    We are now supplying over 250 Furniture shops world wide with our pens.

    On Line Ordering Leather Repair Pens Store

    Video On Line

  • Leather Repair Pens – Leather Touch Up Pens

    Posted Jan 17th, 2019 By in Rich's Blog, Uncategorized With | No Comments Leather Repair Pens – Leather Touch Up Pens

    Its here and its massive the all new Leather Repair Pen

    We also have a web site coming for these diy pens www.leatherrepairpens.com

    We have even got a seperate facebook page for this Leather Repair Pens

  • Leather Repairs

    Posted Jan 17th, 2019 By in Rich's Blog, Uncategorized With | No Comments Leather Repairs

    Leather Repairs. Repairing Leather Info

    Most repairs to leather are based upon the surface being loss of colour, split, rough or cracked. The key to making perfect repairs is the preparation, making the repairs carried out blend in seamlessly with the surrounding areas..

    Rough or Worn Leather: first step is to deep clean the leather to ensure all dirt has been removed from within the grain. The next step is to lightly sand the offending areas with 320 grit sandpaper, This will remove most of the heavy roughness to the leather surface. This can then be followed with a 1200 grit paper making the areas perfectly ready for repairs and nice and smooth. Now you can use a tack cloth to remove any dust or small particles of leather that may have come off during the sanding processes, if the leather surface is left with small indentations or roughness you can follow this up with some heavy filler either standard white or a coloured heavy filler, this is best applied in thin layers drying each layer between applications, once fully applied this can be sanded back with 1200 grit paper.

    Cracked Leathers: lightly sand the areas with 320 grit sandpaper. Follow this up with some 1200 grit sandpaper. Now go over the area with a tack cloth to remove any dust. You can use a palette knife to spread the heavy filler over the cracked area, leave this for a few minutes to settle, then using a hair dryer, keeping approx 8 inches away from the surface gently heat up the heavy filler until its dry this may take around 5 to 10 minutes, once dry fully sand this down with 1200 grit sandpaper, if you still have an indentation apply more of the heavy filler.

    Leather Prep and Alcohol Cleaner: Before applying any fillers and after carrying out any sanding, next is to wipe over the leathers surface finish with the leather prep, the prep will remove the old surface coating on the leather, making for a much better repair than before. Once you have taken off enough of the old colour and you’re happy with the prepped finish you can allow this to dry and then sand back with 1200 grit paper making this nice and smooth ready for the colourant to be applied. Once sanded back apply with a cloth the Alcohol Cleaner this removes all dirt, grease, waxes and silicones left on the leather surface finish, enabling you to achieve the results of professional, using a DIY Leather Repair Products At Home.

    Applying Leather Colourants & Finishing.

    BEFORE APPLYING COLOURANT YOU MUST FILTER THE COLOUR FIRST OF ALL.

    If you have applied any form of filler to holes or cracks on the leather you will need to blend these in better with the colourant before applying any colour, once you have matched your colour apply to all areas colourant on a sponge dabbing this on so it creates a natural texture like a leather grain. This can then be dried with a hair dryer.

    Doing this you make the fillers used blend in better with the leathers colour, this means you will use far less colourant to complete the job fully. The special coloured fillers we manufacture is a far better way of repairing holes, splits and cracks giving a far better result than just colouring the normal white filler.

    If you are just re colouring an area of leather that has faded or has colour loss, simply sponge this on to the surface, if it’s a complete colour change that your doing (follow the guide we have produced “ How To Change The Colour Of Leather”) once you have been able to apply two or three sponge coats you can follow this up with a couple of coats using a spry gun or airbrush.

    Its very important that between each sponge coat you dry this with a hair dryer on medium heat keeping around 8 to 12 inches away from the dye.

    If required you can before applying the spray coats of dye sand back gently with 1200 grit sandpaper to make this nice and smooth ready for apply a couple of spray cats of colour.

    Now you can proceed to the spraying of two coats of colourant to the finish again drying between each coating.

    The beauty of our products is YOU DON’T WASTE money by having to buy addition promoters or cross linkers as our products are perfect as they are do not require these additional items to complete a truly professional first class finish every single time.

    The Final Stages: Before you start the final steps of spraying on the clear coat sealers, get a tack cloth and very gently move this over the surface to remove any dust particles to ensure no dust is in the finished result. If you do see dust in the surface do not be tempted to pick this wait till the clear coat lacquer is dry as it will come to the surface and this can be lightly sanded back with 1200 grit sandpaper to remove it.

    Now its time to spray on the clear finish coats to the coloured leather surface. Its best to apply approx three to five coats of clear finish to the colour this will seal this in making it extremely tough and very durable.

    The very final coat of clear lacquer that is applied must be perfect and before you do this lightly sand over the finish with 1200 grit paper, this will make the sound for the ultimate of finishes, if the leather surface feels rough, this can be sanded over with 1200 grit sandpaper again before applying you last coating.

    The finish takes around three to fours days to fully set and cure to a very hard wearing durable finish, in most cases is stronger than the original finish on the leather. The can be used after 24 hours safely. But can take up to approx 5 days to cure fully.

    The clear coat lacquer comes in two standard finishes Matt and Gloss, from these two you can make any sheen level you require, by simply mixing them together. Semi Matt is 75% Matt & 25% Gloss, |Satin is 50% Matt & 50% Gloss and Semi Gloss is 25% Matt and 75% Gloss, But adding small amounts in you can achieve any sheen level required.

    For further details on leather repairs and how to guides and videos you can take a look at the Leather Repair Company web site

    DO NOT ADD MATTING AGENTS TO THE CLEAR COAT / LACQUER FINISHES. THIS IS ONLY TO BE ADDED TO THE LEATHER COLOURANT / DYE.

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