Professional Leather Cleaning and Conditioning Service Dept. South Florida. Specializing in maintenance Care for for your fine Leather Furniture. Leather being a natural and Durable product still needs periodic maintenance to keep its luster and appearance. Cleaning and conditioning can add many years of life to your Leather Furniture and avoid cracking, peeling, permanent discoloration and dry-rot. We recommend cleaning and conditioning your Leather furniture every 1 to1.5 years depending on the usage to keep the Leather in top shape.Mastercare professionals use only the highest quality commercial grade products to hand clean your leather Furniture to achieve the best results possible removing soil, stains and Restoring the Leather property's using the top grade conditioners and protectors. Adding a Leather protector sealant to your Leather Furniture after the cleaning process can also add extended durability. Mastercare Furniture Repairs goal is to bring you the the best quality results cleaning, conditioning, protecting and Repairing your Leather Furniture.
Leather Furniture Services SouthFlorida
Hours of Operation Mon. thru Sat. 9 AM to 5 PM
Pricing for Leather sofas and sectionals= $22 per Linear FT.
Leather Recliners = $60.00 ea.
Leather dining chairs Seat and Back =$25.00 ea.
Leather ottomans = $35.00 ea. or Call for additional Pricing
Leather Repair, Dye And Coloring Information Repairing A cut, tear, Scratch or burn in Leather should be done by a professional Leather Repair Service . These types of Damage to the Leather Require Special Backer Sub Patches and Proper Fill for Secure Adhesion To The Damaged Leather Surface before color Can be Re-applied to Create A non Visible excellent Leather Repair. The reproduction of the grain pattern or texture on leather is also important in making any type of repair successful and not noticeable.The Use of a grain copier or mold is the best method of re-producing an accurate grain pattern.This process using a two part silicone product which is mixed together and poured over an adjacent area. This product will harden to make a flexible reproduction of the leather grain.
In the leather industry there are many different types of finishes, color tones, and styles. Some types of finishes and color tones make it difficult to do a small, localized leather repair. The only alternative is a complete color restoration. It is even possible to change an aniline to a protected or pigmented leather. but require the right products and equipment to do the job correctly.
Pigmented, Topcoat, Protected - (Accounts for nearly all Auto Leather) This is the most common leather and the finish is made by leather paint, an opaque color leather dye. Solid color leathers are the easiest to repair and color match. On two-tone color, the lighter color matched first and then apply the darker color over top.
Aniline and Nubuck/Suede leathers - The color is achieved by using semi-transparent aniline dyes. This allows the natural markings of the hide to show through the finish. Aniline is the most expensive finish and has excellent softness. The Nubuck finish is achieved when the leather surface is brushed up to impart a soft feel ( velvet like feel and Look ). Anytime a leather repair is done on aniline or nubuck leather, it is hard to conceal the repair 100% or make it less noticeable to the eye. Both leather types require a semi-transparent leather dyes to color large areas. When making a small repair, you can use leather dye colorant to disguise the repair. In some cases, where there is large color loss from wear, sun fading, or damage, you must do a complete color restoration.
Types of Finishes
Solid Color This is the most common and easiest to color match for small leather repairs. On large leather repairs or leather restoration, We match or use a similar color to enhance the present color. several lightly sprayed coats or sponge application for most repairs and color restoration.
Two-Tones - This finish is a second color either sprayed lightly or hand wiped over the original color. Each method gives a distinct appearance to the leather.
Metallic/Pearlized - These finishes utilize metal flakes to reflect light and change the sheen of the leather. This can be done over any pigmented leather to give you a special appearance. lightly sprayed coats or hand wiped application.
Transparent This finish is found on aniline and nubuck leather. The transparent leather dyes allow the natural marking and grain of the leather to show through. This finish is best hand sponged on the leather. For sun fading, A hand sponging the dye mix with leather protectant.
Semi-Aniline or Hybrid - In some cases, manufacturers have taken aniline leather and applied a light protective coat ( top coat) or hand-wiped a pigment dye or over the surface. This gives the leather some characteristics of a pigmented leather. Usually this is done to help cover some type of imperfection in the leather or give the leather more durability. .
Wax & Oil Finishes - These finishes are found on a very small percentage of leather goods. The leather is treated with a wax or oil finish giving the leather a unique look or feel.These finishes are basically not repairable for color loss. The wax or oil prevents the dyes from absorbing or bonding with the leather.
Types of Application
Sponging/Hand Wipe - This application type is used most often to change the look and appearance of leather. Basically, it involves sponging/wiping a leather dye over an existing color. We use a cloth, sponge, or other applicator to give a special effect. This is the best method to repair color loss and permanent stain by sponging several light coats over the damaged area. This method works great for a two-tone effect to existing leather finish.
Brush Finishes Usually used for small leather repairs and to help blend color and create designs. Foam brushes work well for applying leather dye color to small areas.
Sprayers This is the best method for applying leather dye color. Several light coats make the repair area blend extremely well. The use of a Crown Sprayer makes a nice aerosol pattern for small to moderate sized repairs. An airbrush or touch up spray gun gives a better control pattern than the Crown or Prevail Sprayer.
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