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Are you looking for leather repair in Chicago? Whether you’re struggling with a split seam, pet damage or a faded color, Technique Leather can help! We’ve been proudly serving the Chicagoland community for over 30 years! We offer a wide array of services including:

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

Whatever your leather needs, Technique Leather has got you covered. We can help with cuts and tears, ink marks, fading or staining, damage, scratches, or split seams. We will work hard to restore your leather item, be it a chair, sofa, stool or car seat. Technique Leather has the experience and proper tools to ensure a job well done. All of that for a fraction of the cost of a replacement product!

Home accidents

If you have children and/or pets, your leather furniture is more prone to falling victim to household mishaps. Burned chair? Stained couch? Scissor cuts on the ottoman? Burns on the recliners? Scratches on the sofa? Technique Leather can help you fix it all. Our team of experts is highly skilled in providing proven home repairs. Before you decide on getting rid of your product, call us first! We can help bring your item back to life in a reliable and affordable way.

Leather Products

It seems as though leather has always been in style. It’s long-lasting, durable and easy to care for. It can be used in a variety of settings and styles, from traditional and elegant to chic and modern. Many associate leather with sophistication when it comes to cars or furniture. While leather is a great long-lasting solution, it is not completely accident and damage-resistant. It needs to be regularly cleaned and protected. Otherwise its quality will quickly deteriorate. There are certain things that can cause severe leather damage. We are going to explore them next.

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Leather Damage Causes

Leather is, without a doubt, a wonderful material that requires care to upkeep. Understanding the causes of leather damage can help you avoid them, keeping your leather products in a great shape for years.

  1. Sunlight: Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight is very harmful to leather products. Although we all love sunshine, we need to remember that our leather items do not. Sunlight affects the color of leather and makes it look older and more worn out. Check to see if your leather product is often in the direct path of the sun. If it is, consider moving it away from the window. If it’s in your car, find a shaded parking spot or park in a garage.
  2. Temperature changes: Extreme changes in temperature can have a negative effect on your leather items. Moving a leather product from a stable area to one that’s significantly hotter or cooler can damage it. The best way to keep your item looking like new is to ensure it stays in a stable temperature. If you have leather seats in your car, try to park the vehicle in the garage at night to prevent temperature damage.
  3. Stains: You may be super careful around your leather products but someone else might spill something accidentally. If the stain isn’t cleaned or removed right away, it can become permanent. It’s always good to get a leather restoration kit with a protectant that will clean the stain (in a better and safer way that other, harsher chemicals).
  4. Using harsh chemicals: Detergents, soaps and products with chemicals can actually damage your leather instead of cleaning it. To avoid dry, cracked or dull-looking leather, it’s important to look for cleaners made specifically for leather, or leather restoration kits.
  5. Heat: Similarly to sunlight, too much heat can damage your leather. Check to see if your leather product is near a heating vent. If so, try finding a different place for it. If you have leather in your car, park it in the garage or in a cooler, shaded area.

Fixing leather

There are different ways of properly cleaning leather products. Many people attempt to do it themselves, often with mixed results. Here’s a few things you can use to help you get rid of stains.

Leather Cleaners
First of all, it’s important to use a cleaner designed specifically for leather instead of harsh chemicals. You can use a good leather cleaner to safely remove oil, dirt, stains or grime.
Leather Restoration Kit
When your leather product is starting to look worn down, you might need to restore it and make it shiny again. That’s when you’d use a good quality leather restoration kit. It’ll moisturize the leather, restore its look and keep it protected from more damage.
Olive or Baby Oil
For a scratch or a small tear, use olive oil or baby oil. Apply it with a cotton ball and let dry for an hour, then check to see how the tear or scratch looks like. You might have to repeat this step if necessary.

If you’re not sure what to do, or how to clean your leather item, then don’t hesitate to call the professionals – Technique Leather! We have the tools and the experience to do it right.

Advantages of professional leather help 

Whenever you have an issue with your leather products, you may wonder if you can fix it yourself or need to call professionals. Here’s a few things to consider: 

  1. Cost – It may seem that DIY leather repairs are cheaper than hiring experts. While this may be true, DIY repairs often don’t end exactly as planned. If you add to the leather damage instead of restoring it, then your costs are going to go up significantly. Therefore it may be cheaper to go with the pros and skip any DIY projects. 
  2. Time – Depending on the type and severity of the damage, leather repair may take some time. In our busy lives, it’s hard to carve out time for repairs, especially if they’re complex and require specialized tools. Professionals from Technique Leather are very skilled and therefore would perform any repairs faster. 
  3. Results – While DIY repairs may be great for some things, consider the importance of leather repairs. Restoring your product to its former glory may turn out to be more difficult than originally anticipated. It may also require specialized skills or tools that you may not possess. It’s hard to get good results without the necessary knowledge and equipment. 

Leather Repair and Care

To keep your leather products at home, in your vehicle or at work in the best possible shape, you need to take care of them. But, even when you’re extremely careful, accidents happen and leather can tear, stain or simply fade. If you need to repair your leather product, replace it or recolor, contact Technique Leather. Our goal is to restore the beauty of your leather item, while keeping your needs and budget in mind. Do you have more questions? Are you interested in using one or more of our services? Then don’t wait any longer. We’re just an email or phone call away!

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Italian Leather

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