"Change in all things is sweet."
The mainstay of our work continues to be the refinishing of leather upholstery, and this cream leather suite is typical of what we see. The leather finish had deteriorated in the main traffic or wear areas, namely the headrest, inside back and armrests, and the seat cushion, and so the owners asked for these areas to be refinished. There were some issues with oil decontamination, which can present a problem if it is not extracted from the leather substrate first, so once this was done, the finish was restored and the results can be seen in the photos below.
"Animals of all classes, old and young, shrink with instinctive fear from any strange object approaching them."
Look at what happened to one client's leather La-Z-Boy recliner when the window on their woodburner exploded and a large piece of superheated glass landed on the seat. Fortunately no one was sitting in the chair at the time and it did not catch fire, thanks to the natural properties of leather, which is flame-resistant. You can see from the accompanying photo that it did little more than scorch the surface and shrink the leather. The insurance company gave Leatherwise a call and we replaced the damaged panel, colouring the new panel to match the rest of the chair.