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Thread: Pigmented (Two-Tone) - Aniline leather chair need some help

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    Default Pigmented (Two-Tone) - Aniline leather chair need some help

    My blue leather chair is about 15 years old. Over the years when a spill occurs wiping down has taken some of the blue off. It needs a good cleaning and conditioning. The seat leather needs to be tightened. Do I need more that the cleaning kit? Please advise.
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    Greater Vancouver, Canada.


    >>> My blue leather chair. . .

    This leather is identified as “Two-Tone” with a molted fashion design.

    This Pigmented (P.t) Two-tone Finishes Leather Problem Solving Guide is used as reference.

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    >>> Over the years when a spill occurs wiping down has taken some of the blue off.

    Pictures show the missing secondary darker color of a two-tone fashion effect with two or more secondary colors that add depth and character to the leather to create a multi-colored appearance. This effect can be done with various application techniques such as random spraying or spraying through a stencil with different shades of colors.

    Product Information:

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    Leather Doctor® 2Tone-37

    Leather Doctor® 2Tone-37 is a translucent hybrid dyestuff design for creating a two-tone, tipping, wiping, and random effect. This is a waterbased compact resin blend surface coating dyestuff that is also used to create the finer translucent semi-aniline effect.

    >>> It needs a good cleaning

    Its been 15 years and will require a restorative or corrective cleaning instead. A thorough preparation cleaning for a secondary color refinishing may remove most of damages and deteriorated secondary finishes. A prep cleaning may be perform by using Prep-7.7 > Clean-3.8 > Rinse-3.0. Stripping of surface contamination including partial deteriorated primary coloring may be by Stripper-2.3 > Rinse-3.0. It will depends how thorough the refinishing is going to be will decide which route totake.

    >>> It needs a good conditioning.

    A routine surface conditioning with Protector-B+ will reduce friction rubs from wearing off the secondary coloring. It will also reduce friction rubs that reduce overstretching the leather resulting in unnatural creases and wrinkles.

    >>> The seat leather needs to be tightened

    Tightening the leather from overstretching will require below surface treatment with Hydrator-3.3 > Fatliquor-5.0 system. Hydrator-3.3 will relax the leather by and Fatliquor-5.0 to hold it with its fat for plumpness and it oil for suppleness. Further correction is done with Impregnator-26 to tighten up the loose fiber below surface.

    >>> Do I need more that the cleaning kit?

    Kit will have the product for refinishing the base color, secondary matching color is an add-on and Impregnator-26 is an option best to apply from the reverse suede side.

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    Leather Doctor Kit – Semi-Aniline Leather Color Refinishing Kit
    Leather Doctor® Kit, micro-pigmented leather color refinishing kit is design for a holistic restoration approach to not only the finishes but also rejuvenating the leather for suppleness. Most of these repairs may range from missing finishes to abrading damages into the leather structure. Some expose areas may be contaminated with foreign soiling that includes conditioners, protectors, body oil, grease and sweat or alkaline overexposure from cleaners. A comprehensive repair for a long-term lasting solution will require a holistic approach to deal with both the exposed structure and surface finishes. The practical and functional softness and strength of the leather depends on the health of the structure with average thickness between 0.9 to 1.2mm from stiffness and cracking. The aesthetic aspect of the leather finishes averages 0.02mm (or 20 micron) in thickness for practical compressing and flexing from cracking. A leather-safe restoration system begins by stripping with Stripper-2.3 and rinsing with Rinse-3.0. Degreasing with Degreaser-2.2 follows with Acidifier-2.0. The suffix numbers of these four products denotes it pH value for recharging the protein fiber ionic positive besides the act of decontamination. The leather integrity is revitalizes once the ionic attraction between the positive protein fiber and its negative leather constituents like the tanning agent and fatliquor (fat, oil and water) is initiated. Leather rejuvenating system for softness and strength is accomplishes with Hydrator-3.3 follows with Fatliquor-5.0. Surface uneven absorption is seals with Adhesor-73 to reduce the need for color over-coating thus increase its flexibility and stretchability from premature cracking. Protector-B+ imparts a non-stick rub-resistant surface with a buttery feel, reduces noises that translate into less friction wear. As the leather surface is well lubricated it reduces compression when comes to heavy body contact thus reduces compressed creases and wrinkles.

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    Leather Doctor Impregnator-26

    Leather Doctor® Impregnator-26 is design for structural weakness on pigmented and aniline smooth leather types. This is a protein compact resin-blend compound for impregnating worn leather grains and micro cracks. It is to seal, strengthen and leveling out uneven absorption for further coating process. It fills and tightens with good leveling properties that is film forming for improve abrasion resistance.

    Let me know how I can help further.

    Roger Koh
    Leather Care Consultant

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