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Are you in need of leather repair in Northbrook? Technique Leather is there for all your leather needs, from cuts and split seams to pet accidents and faded color.  We have extensive expertise in all things leather since we’ve been in business for over 30 years.  Our range of services is quite extensive:  

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

If you’re not sure if Technique Leather can help, simply reach out to us. Whether your products are torn, stained, scratched, faded or otherwise damaged, we have the tools to fix them. We have restored thousands of leather items from furniture through clothes to car seats. You will be surprised how beautifully your leather products look when we bring them back to life at a fraction of the replacement cost. 

Home accidents

You may do your best to protect your leather items but we understand that accidents happen, especially if you live with small children and/or pets. Ripped recliner? Stained sofa? Split seam on your favorite ottoman? Technique Leather has got you covered. No need to get rid of the damaged leather items. Just give us a call and let us examine the issue. Our highly skilled craftsmen will work hard to restore your product to your satisfaction. 

Leather Products

Leather items have always been considered fashionable. From clothing and furniture to cars – they’re versatile and stylish. Many people appreciate leather’s durability. If well taken care of, it can last a lifetime. With that being said, even small damages are inevitable. Below we describe the most common issues leather owners experience. 

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Causes of leather damage

When you own a leather product, you should have at least a working knowledge of how to take care of it. There are certain issues you should consider that will help you keep your leather items in the best shape for as long as possible. 

  • Sunlight

Exposure to direct sunlight can cause your leather item to lose its shine and gloss. Faded colors make the leather look older and worn down. That’s why it’s important to keep leather furniture away from windows, especially in the summer. Cars with leather seats should be parked in garages. 

  • Temperature changes 

In addition to sunlight, temperature changes can have an adverse effect on your leather as well. Moving leather items from moderate temperatures to extreme hot or cold places can cause damage- either drying out or causing cracks and splits in the material. Try to keep your leather products at a stable temperature (for example: park your car in a garage if you have leather seats). 

  • Stains 

It takes one careless moment for leather to stain. If the stain is not treated right away, it may cause further damage or become more difficult to treat later. It is therefore a good idea to have a good leather restoration kit at hand at home and in your car. 

  • Using harsh chemicals 

Leather is a delicate material that doesn’t do well with harsh chemicals. It’s important to use only products specifically designed for leather use, without soaps and detergents. Harsh chemicals can cause stains, discoloration or even cracking. 

  • Heat

Heat is yet another cause of leather damage. Although pulling up your leather sofa to a source of heat might sound like a lovely idea, it actually isn’t. The heat can damage your leather item. Make sure you keep your leather away from heating vents, fireplaces or radiators.

Fixing leather

Once you notice your leather object has been damaged, you feel compelled to fix it yourself. There are some easy ways in which you can restore your leather item’s condition. They are not, however, fix-it-all solutions. 

  • Leather Cleaners 

Not every cleaning solution will work on leather. Fabric cleaners and soaps usually contain harsh chemicals which means they can cause some serious leather damage. The safest bet is to use a special leather cleaner to remove grim, dirt and oil. 

  • Leather Restoration Kit

When you’re looking to restore your leather item, get a high quality leather restoration kit. These specialized sets usually include various sprays, creams, applicators and other tools. All of these will help you fix the issue. 

  • Olive or Baby Oil

Using olive or baby oil can actually be beneficial to your leather item. You can treat scratches or small tears with some oil by applying an oiled cotton ball to the damaged area. Leave it to dry for an hour and check again. You may need to repeat this step several times before achieving desired results. 

All of the aforementioned leather treatment ideas usually work well when the damage is contained to a smaller area. In case of more complex projects, don’t hesitate to reach out to Technique Leather. We have the specialized tools and a team of experts that will get started on the restoration process as soon as possible. 

Advantages of professional leather help 

Are you debating whether you should hire pros to help you fix your leather damage? Maybe you’re considering doing it yourself? In either case, there are a few things to keep in mind. 

  1. Cost – DIY projects may seem cheaper than hiring professional help. However, they often don’t turn out as planned. And mistakes can be costly. Choosing the wrong technique or product can cause more damage to your leather item. At that time calling the experts is unavoidable and the cost of repair is much higher. To avoid this type of situation, it’s better to just start off with the pros. 
  2. Time – Restoring your leather item can be a time-consuming project. Most of us don’t have the time in our busy lives to go through with a DIY restoration (there’s a lot involved!). Technique Leather can do it for you. You can expect proven results in a timely fashion. Thousands have trusted our craftsmanship. You should too!
  3. Results – At the end of the day, the goal of restoration is to bring back your leather item to its former glory. Leather is expensive and therefore you want to make sure that it’s properly handled and taken care of. Leave it to the pros to make it look and feel great once again. Technique Leather will provide you with the best results in cleaning and repairing leather. Give us a try!

Leather Repair and Care

Leather is a stylish and durable material that can last you a very long time, if you take good care of it. When damages happen, don’t destroy or replace your leather items. Rather, call Technique Leather to help you repair and restore them! We can deal with most leather issues: cuts, burns, scratches, discolorations, stains, or fading. We’ll work within your budget and do our very best to fix your favorite leather products. Reach out to Technique Leather today! 

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