What is cooler than a Coach handbag slung over a fashion conscious woman? How about a leather Coach handbag? Leather is one of those special items that feels great, smells better, and can make or break your newest look. Leather is durable, it’s hip, and it works in all seasons. But above all, leather is cool. Always.
My last post I wrote I gave you a quick fix using a solvent based dye. Now I’m not saying that if you were in a pinch that using a solvent based would be a bad thing, but like I said it’s a quick fix, nothing you would really want to do for a customer that’s expecting a long lasting repair.
12. Clear Sealer – Once the color has been applied, a clear sealer is sprayed on for added durability. The luster of this coating can be adjusted to give a high gloss, satin, or dull finish. This sealer coating contains waxes and modifiers added to give the leather making its feel qualities.
After all the imperfections are sanded, filled and smooth, you will need to prep the leather for dye. I will wipe the leather steering wheel down with my prepping solution careful not to rub the filler out then apply another coat of grip base. This ensures the dye will stick and not come off later down the road.
If the leather has frayed then that frayness (not sure if that’s a word but it fits) needs to be sanded down smooth. You do this with a combination of the use of different grits of sandpaper, dry and wet sanding, and the use of leather craft Singapore filling compounds.
NEVER use saddle soaps, oil, abrasive cleaners, soaps, furniture polish, varnish, or ammonia based products. These will all probably cause permanent damage to the leather.
Think of all the possible things that you might possibly be putting inside the leather suitcase when you’re using it. As with the first tip, you can also put it down on a list and see how much things you want to put inside the suitcase. If there’s a lot, you might want to consider getting a bigger sized one or one with wheels to help you with the weight.
Ask the supplier of black leather beds the best cleaning products, if any, to use and also ask how often the leather bed needs to be re-moisturised and rehydrated.