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11-10-2016, 07:40 PM
This sofa was damaged by water. Is there a way to remove the water stains? Can it be redyed with aniline dyes and reproduce the wax pull up pateena? What products and procedures do I use?
Thank you for your help.

Roger Koh
11-11-2016, 02:08 PM
>>> This sofa was damaged by water.

Are you aware of the “Categories of Water in Water Damages?
Category 1 - Clean Water
Category 2 - Gray Water
Category 3 - Black Water

>>> Is there a way to remove the water stains?

Assuming it is from Cat-1 Clean Water - then the stains are pH related and can be restored by working with Hydrator-3.3 to re-balance its appearance. However, foreign soiling has to be removed accordingly. Example water may pick-up residues example from the wooden structure that need to be redox (reduction-oxidation) treatment with CleanTannin-3.5 or any metal treatment with CleanTarnish-1.3 > Basifier-8.8 system.

Cat-2 & Cat-3 cleaning up would include microorganism treatments with KillBateria-3.7 and potential mold control with KillMold-3.6

So here are the sequence of steps:

1st - Restorative or Corrective Cleaning with CleanPro-1.5 > Rinse and pH balance with Acidifier-2.0 system.
2nd - Antimicrobial treatment with KillBateria-3.7 and Mold control with KillMold-3.6 system
3rd - Dyestuff redistribution with Hydrator-3.3 system.
4th - Leather rejuvenating with Hydrator-3.3 > Fatliquor-5.0 system

>>> Can it be redyed with aniline dyes

There are options to revive appearance and reactivating the dormant dyestuff is one first option.
Aniline-21 “staining” dyestuff is the second option follows by redistribution with Hydrator-3.3 system.
Aniline-76 “coating” dyestuff is for surface coating and even out appearance with better control.
AnilineTop-76G is the sealing or topcoat that locks in the dyestuff from bleeding or crocking.
Protector-D or D+ is the rub-resistant protector that matches this aniline finishes.

>>> and reproduce the wax pull up pateena?

Wax pull-up effect is renewed or rejuvenated with EffectWax-8.6 (the secondary structure conditioner).

Use this Aniline (A.w) Wax Pull-up Leather Problem Solving Matrix for reference.

Roger Koh
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