Each kit comes with the following;
The leather finishes have been designed to seal in and protect leather. These are the same finishes applied to leather when it is manufactured to seal in the dye or pigment and to protect it from its surroundings.
This is very common with chesterfields and antiqued finished leather. The top coat wears away quite quickly with use, exposing the bright colour beneath. If you apply this product every 2 or 3 years it will prevent this from happening. On all other leathers you can use this kit to further seal the leather in the areas of high use (e.g. Car Bolster or Seating Panels), this will prevent the coatings from wearing away as quickly.
The leather finish is available in matt, semi-matt, satin, semi-gloss and gloss, so if your leather is looking dull and you want it to shine use the gloss to put some life back into the leather. Or if you prefer your leather matt, use the matt finish to kill the shine.
Really useful for car seat bolsters or other areas that come under extreme wear & tear. By applying 3 coats of finish you are further sealing the leather in, and so reducing the chances of colour wearing off.
The Leather Finish Kit can be used to seal in and protect colour on any leather item, made from all types of leather including;
Aniline & Semi-Aniline Leather
Oil & Wax Pull Up Leather
Two Tone, Mottled & Antique Finished Leather
Small Kit: Completely restore finish to any item of leather up to the size of a large 2 seater sofa.
Large Kit: Restore finish to any item of leather up to the size of a three piece suite.
The products supplied are specially treated to resist bacterial growth and will safely last 5 years if stored in a cool cupboard with the lid fastened.
Clean the leather first before using the kit, this is to ensure the Leather Finish will adhere properly. If the leather isn't too dirty use a damp cloth to dust off any dirt, or for dirty leather, use the Leather Ultra Clean to give it a good clean.
Set the airbrush up and spray one thin coat of Leather Finish onto the leather. A thin coat will make the surface look slightly wet, but not so much so that it runs. Once the Finish has been sprayed on, leave it to dry for 30 minutes or use a hair drier to dry it instantly.
Once the finish is dry to the touch, leave it for 10 minutes and then buff it over with a soft cotton cloth to remove any roughness.
Repeat steps two and three one more time.
Once the leather has been properly finished. Leave it to thoroughly cure for 24 hours. After 7 days, a coat of Leather Protection Cream can then be applied for maintenance.
Leather Finish is used primarily to seal in colourant that has been applied to leather, this protects it from rubbing off and wearing away with use and it also provides a Matt, Gloss or Satin finish to the leather, depending on the type of finish applied.
Once the colourant has been applied to the leather, the required finish is sprayed on in multiple coats, each left to dry before applying the next, then it is left to completely cure. This forms a strong, durable but flexible clear barrier (Matt, Satin or Gloss) over the colourant. This barrier acts as a shield or layer of defence on top of the colourant, preventing it from rubbing off or wearing away, sealing it in and protecting it.
Yes, this is in fact what the kit was designed for. Once you have made your repair or applied any colourant to the leather, simply apply the finish, matching the surrounding finish in terms of gloss level, and this will effectively seal in the colourant enhancing the durability of your repair. Often, matching the finish also helps to blend the repair with the surrounding leather, disguising it and giving the repair or touch up a more professional appearance.
After applying the finish, leave it for 7 days, this allows the finish and the colourant to completely cure (though it should be ok to actually use the item after 24 hours). After 7 days you can continue to clean and protect your leather as normal. We recommend the Leather Care Kit for this, providing powerful cleaning and protection for all leather items, in one handy package.
Works great - very easy to use
I bought this to recoat a leather sofa cushion that had lost its top seal layer ( leather was tacky to the touch and dull ). After initial nervousness and slight over spray/run - I ignored trying the spray on a test sheet ( so I recommend a practice spray to paper ) ! I got the hang of it and applied three coats, drying inbetween with a hair dryer. Finish is great, the cushion is a good as new. I bought the small finish kit which I think will be good for three coats of a large 4 seat sofa with the gas propellant likely to run out before the seal liquid. All in, very pleased and highly recommend this product. One note to furniture clinic - one set of instructions say leather is ready for use in half an hour - the other says 24 hours - I'll err on the side of caution, but it would be good to be consistent in the paperwork.
Yes, I recommend this product.