Q. I’ve heard that once leather is dyed, it can feel harder?
A. Only if the leather is hard to start with. Our Leather Colour doesn't change the look, feel or smell of the leather. You should apply our Leather Conditioner after the recolouring process is done and completely dry - approximately 24-48hrs depending on the climate.
Q. Can I use Acetone to clean the leather?
A. No. Acetone will will damage the components used during the tanning process and the fibre structor of the leather.
Q. What does the LB and PL stand for?
A. LB is short for Lazy Boy and PL is short for Plush.
Q. I have your samples and one colour is the same but called something different. Can I still use your colour?
A. Certainly. It makes no difference what the colour is called, as long as it looks the same.
Q. Can I use this product on vinyl?
A. Yes you can use this on vinyl / bonded leather. Some, not all vinyls may need the Leather Sealer applied after if it feels tacky when dry.
Q. What does the leather paint end up feeling like after application?
A. The product is specifically for leather. After its applied, your couch will still look, feel and smell like leather.
Q. What are the Leather Colour Changers and how do I choose the colours from the drop down menu?
A. The Leather Colour Changers are the pigments that make up the actual colour. For example, Beige is made from Ochre, Black and White pigment so you would receive them in the kit. White on the other hand is made from just White Pigment but you would receive Ochre, Black and Brown pigments. You can't choose the actual colours. We provide the Colour Changers depending on what colour repair kit you order.
Q. I want to recolour my 5 seater modular. Would 500ml leather colour be enough?
A. No. You would need 3 litres or the 3lt kit for a 5 seater modular, no chaise. You'll also find an "Ideal For..." under each kit listed in the "In The Box" tab. If you are ordering a 3lt kit and your modular has a chaise or is extra large you will need to purchase the additional 1lt Leather Colour
Q. I have badly worn / cracked seating cushion. Can I use your products to repair and recolour this damage?
A. Yes and No. Not all leather is repairable as such. Generally the seating areas along with the arm and headrest areas are damaged from body oils, perspiration etc. The leather has absorbed these contaminates over the years so getting a permeant repair is near impossible. Adhesion may / will be an issue or those areas will crack again with little use.
If you do go ahead and repair badly damaged areas and the repairs fail, please don't blame our products when this happens.
Q. How much does 50ml leather colour cover?
A. It would cover the top of an arm on a couch. A 125ml will cover a complete bar stool or seating cushion. You'll also find an "Ideal For..." under each kit listed in the "In The Box" tab.
Q. Can I have a colour made up?
A. Yes you can. We would need a sample piece of leather no smaller then 100mm x 100mm, 1 liter quantites only plus a $50 mix and matching fee applies to all colour matching.
Q. The 12 gram leather filler doesn't sound like much?
A. No it doesn't but its light weight and goes a very long way. You only need little amount to fill a scratch or scuff.
Q. If I use a coloured filler, do I still need to cover the repair with leather colour?
A. Yes you sure do. The coloured flexible filler makes the leather colouring proccess quicker.
Q. Can this filler and leather colour be used on car seats?
A. Yes in can be used on car seats but we do list automotive leather colours on the CleanGarage.com.au website.
Q. Can I the leather colour and filler be used on all leather types such as Aniline?
A. Yes in can be BUT if you use it on Aniline Leather you then turn it into a Pigmented or Finished leather. You'd probably want to keep it to very minor scuffs or nicks.