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Did you notice some split seams, scratches or tears on your favorite leather product? Maybe its color is fading away and you’re searching for reliable leather repair in Arlington Heights. We’re glad you’re here because Technique Leather can certainly help. We’ve been proudly serving Chicagoland for over 30 years. The services we offer include: 

  • Automotive leather
  • Aviation leather
  • Bi-cast leather
  • Contract leather
  • Finished leather
  • Italian leather
  • Split leather
  • Commercial leather care
  • Buying leather
  • Leather care

Damage type, severity and location doesn’t matter – Technique Leather has the knowledge, expertise and tools to get your leather product fixed! We repair it all: ink marks, stains, cuts and tears, scratches, and split seams. Technique Leather will gladly restore your leather clothes, furniture or car seats to their former glory. Thousands of satisfied customers can vouch for our craftsmanship. Give us a call and find out for yourself. 

Mishaps at home

We all know that accidents happen, especially if you have small children and/or pets.Did you notice your cat scratched up your leather sofa? Or maybe your toddler decided to color the leather recliner?  Or maybe you simply noticed that the color of your favorite leather jacket has faded away. Don’t despair, because Technique Leather can fix all of these issues! Don’t throw them away but bring them over so we can breathe new life into them.  

Leather Products

Many people equate leather with style and sophistication. And rightfully so! It is such a beautiful and versatile material that can look traditional, elegant or very contemporary. In addition to being so widely used, it’s also durable, long-lasting and quite easy to take care of. That, however, doesn’t mean that it’s indestructible. As with every other material, it gets damaged sometimes. There are certain causes of leather damage that you should be mindful of. 

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Causes of leather damage

When you take good care of your leather product, it can last you a lifetime! That’s why it’s important to know what are some things to avoid to prolong the life of your leather items and limit the costs of their upkeep. 

  • Sunlight

While living things cannot live without sunshine, leather certainly doesn’t need it. Sunlight affects the color of the material and makes it look older and more worn down. If your leather items are constantly in direct sunlight, your leather may be damaged. Consider moving leather furniture away from windows and parking a car with leather seats in a shaded area. 

  • Temperature changes 

Drastic temperature changes can also negatively impact your leather products. When it’s too hot, the material can dry out, and crack when it gets too cold. Moderate temperatures are best to keep your leather items safe. 

  • Stains 

Even the most careful people can’t always prevent accidents from happening. When something spills and stains your leather product, it’s important to act quickly. The goal is to not allow the stain to become permanent. That’s why it’s always a good idea to keep a high quality leather restoration kit handy. You can use it to help you remove the stain as much as possible, preventing further damage. 

  • Using harsh chemicals 

It should be noted that not all soaps and detergents are leather-friendly. In fact, you should always check the label and buy products that are specifically designed to be used with leather. Why? Because many other cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can stain your leather items or cause discolorations.  

  • Heat

Just like sunlight, heat is not leather’s friend. Avoid keeping your leather furniture or clothing next to a vent, fireplace or radiator. As we’ve mentioned before, moderate temperatures are best. 

How to fix leather damage

Small leather damages often require small repairs. There are steps you can use to try and fix your leather items. It’s good to note, however, that these may not always work and you should always proceed with caution. Whenever you’re not sure what to do, call Technique Leather. Our friendly and experienced pros will help you decide on the best course of action. 

  • Leather Cleaners 

When dealing with leather, it’s important to use leather cleaners, and not soaps, detergents or other fabric cleaners. Good quality leather cleaners can help you clean your leather items from oil, dirt and grime. Before testing out a cleaner, make sure it is meant to be used with leather only to avoid causing additional damage. 

  • Leather Restoration Kit

As leather ages, it loses its shine and gloss. A specialized leather restoration kit can help you bring some of the color back, while also protecting your leather product. 

  • Olive or Baby Oil

This is a popular hack that works with small scratches and tears. Put some olive oil on a cotton ball and apply it to the damaged area. Wait for an hour and check to see if leather looks better. Repeat this procedure a couple of times to ensure best results. 

If you’ve tried all of these ideas and your leather is still looking damaged; or if the damage is quite significant, then we invite you to contact Technique Leather. Your valuable leather products will be in good hands! We have the skills and the tools to restore your items for a fraction of the replacement cost. 

Benefits of hiring professional leather help 

Still wondering if you should fix the leather item yourself or call for help? There’s always a few things to consider when deciding: 

  1. Cost – DIY projects can be costly. You need to purchase all the necessary materials for yourself, and that may include specialized tools. If something goes wrong, you may have to pay for the extra damage as well. Before you begin, think about your budget. Sometimes it’s better to just go with the pros instead of trying to fix things yourself. 
  2. Time – In addition to money, you also need time. Extensive leather damage can take a long time to fix. This leather restoration project might require more than a few hours of work. Do you have that much time to spare? Technique Leather has the expertise to deal with issues quickly and efficiently. 
  3. Results – At the end of the day, we all want to see good results. When you’re fixing damaged leather, you want to make sure that it’s properly restored. If you’re doing it yourself, it may be that you will need to learn how to do it first. Can you guarantee that everything will go as planned and you’ll see the results you’re hoping for? Probably not if you’ve never fixed leather before. Success rate is much higher with professionals such as Technique Leather. We’ve done our fair share of leather repair and will do everything in our power to bring you the best possible results. 

Leather Care and Repair

To enjoy your leather products for as long as possible, it’s important to take good care of them. Your vehicle, clothing and furniture can last a lifetime if you’re willing to look after them. Of course accidents happen and damage can occur over time. That’s when the professionals at Technique Leather come in. We will assess the damage and present you with the best solution, all with your budget in mind. Whenever you need, reach out to us. We’re a phone call or an email away!

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Automotive Leather

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Italian Leather

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