How to Repair Your Leather Product?

How to Repair Your Leather Product

We use many leather products in our daily life. We use leather to make products because it is durable. We can see many leather products around us, such as leather seats, leather jackets, leather handbags, leather sofas, leather boots.

The extensive use results in scraps and tears that take away the aesthetic value of the product. To tackle this problem, leather repair kits are manufactured. The leather repair kit contains all the necessary tools that you will need to repair your product. 

Don’t worry about the color or the type of leather, the leather repair kit is designed to be used on all of them. The leather repair kit contains different colors.

If the exact color is not present in the leather repair kit, you can add two or colors to make the color of your leather product. The leather repair kit will help you to remove all the damages on your product and make your product brand new.

Contents

Every leather repair kit contains some tools. By using these tools, we can easily repair our damaged products. Here is a list of some common tools that every leather repair kit contains.

Cleaner

Every leather repair kit contains a cleaner that is used to clean the damaged part of the leather product. You need to clean the damaged part of your leather product so that you can see all the damage clearly and you can repair it efficiently without any problem.

Glue

Leather repair kits have leather glue for sticking purposes. Leather glue is used to attach the leather patches on the damaged area of the leather product. Without leather glue, you can’t stick the patch on the damaged area.

Leather Patch

Leather repair kits contain some leather patches that are applied to the damaged areas of the leather product. Different leather repair kits contain a different number of patches. These patches help the glue to stick on the damaged area and stop the glue from entering the empty space. If the glue enters the empty space, it does not cause any damage.

Filler

A Leather repair kit has a bottle of heavy filler that is used to fill the small gaps and holes after applying the glue on the patch. Filler helps the dye to absorb efficiently and makes the dye durable. After applying the filler, we apply the dye because if we do not apply the filler and only apply the dye, it will cause you to lose your dye from the areas where the gaps remain.  

Sandpaper

In a leather repair kit, they put sandpaper for trimming purposes. Instead of sandpaper, we can use scissors to trim the damaged area of the leather product. Trimming means to cut the uneven leather.

Make sure you don’t cut a large amount of leather. You just have to level the leather. As small as the damage is, it is easy to hide it and repair it. If you cut a large piece, a large piece of the leather patch would need to be attached.

Sponge

The leather repair kit contains a small piece of sponge that is used to apply the filler on the part that you are repairing. Just pour some filler on the sponge and rub the sponge on the part that you are repairing. While filling the filler, you might see some bubbles. If you see any bubbles, you can easily draw them down by using this sponge.

Colors 

Leather repair kit has some common colors like black, brown, cream, grey, red, and has a manual to make multiple different colors that are commonly used to make leather products. If your product’s color doesn’t match one of the present colors in the leather repair kit, you can make it by using the manual.  

Mixing Cup and Stirrer

As it is named, it is used to mix two or more colors to make a new color that meets your requirements. Some leather repair kits do not have mixing cup and stirrer because they are very common, you can use anything to mix colors or to stir.

Instructions 

Every leather repair kit available in the market comes with an instruction manual. The instruction manual helps the users to use the leather repair kit to repair their leather products. It contains all the information about the products, its elements, and how you can use them.

How to Repair Your Product?

By following some simple steps and the tools given in a leather repair kit, you will conclude that your product now looks as if it is brand new.

Step 1: Clean Your Leather Product

Clean the damaged area of the leather product so that you can see the damaged area clearly. Never clean the leather product with water because it can exacerbate the damage.

You are given a cleaner with your leather repair kit for this purpose. Moreover, there are many oils and conditioners available in the market to clean the leather products.

Step 2: Trim the Damaged Area

Trim the damaged area of your leather product with the help of fine scissors. You can also use sandpaper for this purpose. It will balance or give it a fine look. After trimming, the torn or rough leather is removed, and only fine leather remains. After this, you can easily repair your leather product.

Step 3: Put the Leather Patch

Put the leather patch on the damaged area. Obviously, you can’t do anything on the damaged area directly unless you don’t have anything on which you can do the process. Cut the patch according to the requirement.

Keep the patch a bit larger than the damaged area on your leather product. Be sure that the patch is not very large as to make an inconvenience for you. 

Step 4: Apply Glue to the Patch

Apply the glue to the leather patch, which you are to put on the damaged part of your leather product. Don’t over-apply the glue to the patch as it will make it bulgy and consequently, might not sit perfectly on the damaged part.

Step 5: Graining 

Your damaged area still needs graining and for that, you need a graining paper. In this step, you fill small holes and gaps in where you have done your previous steps. In some leather repair kits, you have a liquid to fill the gaps and holes. When you are filling gaps with the graining paper, you need to take care of the texture, and it is a bit difficult. You need some practice and patience to execute this step efficiently.

Step 6: Apply the Filler 

After you have filled all the gaps and holes in the damaged area of your product. Next, you have to apply the filler in that area. Filler works like a primer. Filler helps the repaired area to better absorb the leather dye. You can apply filler by using a sponge. If you see any bubbles on the areas where you have applied the filler. You can draw them down by using the sponge.

Step 7: Mix the Dye

The leather repair kit contains different colors. But sometimes the colors in the leather repair kit doesn’t match your leather product. You don’t need to worry about it. You can mix colors to make the color of your product, but this step is tricky, and it can make some trouble for you.

Step 8: Apply the Dye

The final step is to apply the dye on the repaired area that you have prepared. You can apply the dye by using a small paintbrush. While applying, make sure no area remains undyed. You can make one or two coats of the dye. After dye, wait until the dye gets dry. Look at the final results.

Your product will look like it never got damaged. Leather repair kits have many advantages. Some of the advantages of the leather repair kit are given below

Quick Damage Removal

Quick damage removal is one of the most amazing advantages of the leather repair kit. You don’t need to be professional in it. By just reading the instructions and by following some easy steps, you can repair your products on your own.

Resistant Color Fading

The colors in the leather repair kit will not fade for a few years. You can paint it back if it fades, then it will start looking new.

Resistant to Further Damage

The leather repair kit repairs the damage so efficiently that it will not get damaged from that place twice. The leather repair kit also keeps the area damaged area safe from further damage. It is one of the best advantages of the leather repair kit.

Sustainable Repairs

Leather repair kits repair the damaged parts of the leather products without any heat, wax, silicon. You don’t need any other materials. You only need those things that are available in your kit.

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