If the quality of your leather items has decreased or seems to have suffered irreversible damage, all hope is not lost. Leather repair in Dallas, TX can restore many of your beloved leather clothing pieces, and can even make them look new again. We can even address damage that you thought left your item unusable. You never want to skimp on professional leather cleaning, and leather repair works the same way. Here are common issues addressed through leather repair that can bring new life to your garment:
- Color loss and fading: Most leather products are dyed or treated, which leaves them vulnerable to fading. Black leather jackets can look gray after a time, and red leather is also known to lose its pigment. Weather elements, including UV rays, contribute to this, as does general wear and tear. Leather repair in these instances involves recoloring using an assortment of dyes. This can take a whole garment approach, or it may involve addressing color issues by the spot. We will know what to do once we see your item.
- Leather cuts: We find this common with motorcycle jackets. A bad accident or getting caught on an engine part while making roadside repairs can leave large rips and cuts in the leather. Many people will write off this damage as the end of their jacket’s useful life, but nothing is further from the case. Adhesives and fillers can mend the cut and the line will be barely visible once we are done. Rather than invest in a new expensive clothing item, have us address the damage with our repair skills instead.
- Leather scrapes and scuffs: Surface damage is a result of regular use. It is difficult to own leather clothing for years and not suffer at least one scrape or scuff. Protection sprays can reduce the likelihood of these, but sometimes this is not preventable. We can polish these out with moisturizing products and add protection cream to keep it from happening again. Minor scrapes can often be buffed out at home with moisturizing products, but you need to be careful to choose a color-safe one.
- Burns: This is another occurrence often connected to motorcycle riding wear. While this may also appear insurmountable, a skilled leather repair technician can address it effectively. We start by cutting off any burned or frayed edges and adding a patch if necessary. Filler will seal the edges and fix the damage with barely any noticeable effects once the job is complete.
You can help your leather items maintain a like-new appearance with preventative maintenance. Consider protective sprays to keep water and UV rays from compromising the leather’s beauty. Many of these can be applied quickly and easily with good results. Hang your leather coat or jacket in a closet when not in use, as that will protect it from damaging elements.
If you are seeking leather repair in Dallas, TX, contact J’s Tailor & Cleaners today. Even if the project appears hopeless, we may be able to surprise you with the options that are available to you.