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We strictly specialize in the restoration and maintenance of leather furniture and other leather goods. Our philosophy is to be a "master of one", not "jack of all trades". If you are looking for carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, drape cleaning, etc... (You know those "All in one" guys) then we are not the company you're looking for. But if you are looking for the absolute best work on your leather, if you're looking for professionals that know exactly what to do in every situation concerning you leather then look no further. Call us at 858.401.2661
STEP #1 Identify your leather
STEP #2 Identify the manufacturer and location of purchase, If possible.
STEP #3 Call us for specific instructions concerning your problem, we will help you.
Which leather do you have? FAQ's
What is Top Grain Leather?
Top grain leather is leather from the uppermost layer of a hide. It is the highest quality part of the hide.
What is Pigmented Leather?
Pigmented Leather is any top grain leather to which a clear topcoat and pigments have been applied. The pigments are what usually give the shiny even top color to the leather. The leather may or may not be aniline dyed. Sometimes the pigments (color) are applied to a base crust of a different color and in this case the leather in not dyed all the way through. If the pigments are applied to a hide that has been aniline dyed and matched for color then this leather is called a Protected Aniline Leather. Leather is usually pigmented to give it durability and hide its natural blemishes. Pigmented leathers are easy to maintain and have maximum resistance to wear, soiling, and fading from light.
What is Non-Pigmented Leather?
Non-Pigmented leather is leather to which no pigments have been applied. These are usually hides of the very best quality and have been aniline dyed for color.
What is Pure Aniline Leather?
Pure Aniline is top grain leather that is dyed for color without any pigments applied. These hides will exhibit some natural characteristics such as healed scars, scratches, neck and belly wrinkles. Expect color variation from the swatch to the actual leather, due to the fact leather is a natural product and will absorb dye differently within the hide and from hide to hide. This leather will develop a rich patina over time and will fade with prolonged exposure to sunlight.
What is Protected Aniline Leather?
Protected aniline leather is a top grain leather that is dyed for color and then receives pigment to ensure color consistency. Without pigment a protected leather is not color consistent. The pigment also ensures fade resistance and helps the leather wear over time. A clear water based topcoat is applied for additional protection. The natural imperfections of the hide are also less noticeable. Hides average 50-55 square feet. Protected Aniline Leathers are easy to maintain and have maximum resistance to wear, soiling, and fading from light.
What is Semi-Aniline Leather?
Semi-Aniline leather is pure aniline leather that has a small amount of pigment or clear finish thus allowing the natural characteristics of the hide to still show through while offering some of the benefits of color consistency and increased wearability.
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What is Nubuk Leather?
Nubuk is top grain leather that has been aniline dyed for color and then polished to create a nap. Since Nubuk leathers have no pigment applied these hides will exhibit color variation from hide to hide and dye lot to dye lot. Some natural markings are visible throughout these hides. Prolonged exposure to sunlight will cause these leathers to fade.
What is distressed leather?
Distressed Leather is aniline dyed leather with an artificially worn and aged appearance in which the natural characteristics of the hide such as healed scars, scratches, and wrinkles are considered a positive characteristic.
What is antiqued leather?
Antiqued Leather is leather that is dyed with one color over another to create highlights and an aged appearance.
What is embossed leather?
Embossed leather is leather that has been stamped using heat and high pressure to create a pattern or design in the hide. The variety is tremendous ranging from alligator, crocodile, ostrich, flowers, geometric and Indian designs, to name just a few.
Has the leather been dyed all the way through? Is the leather drum dyed?
Aniline dyed leather is soaked in a large drum to allow the dye to penetrate all the way through the hide. This is where these terms originate. All aniline dyed leathers are drum dyed all the way through so that is if the top should scratch the layer underneath will be the same color.
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