Even leather furniture is subject to aging. Over time, sofas and chairs are wiped on the seats and armrests, the furniture loses its appearance and is no longer a decoration of the room. Therefore, here we will look at the way how to paint the old leather furniture so that it again acquires a new look and continues to serve as a cozy corner for relaxation. The content of the article:
Choosing paint for the skin
- Skin color
- Work gloves
- Soap, water
- Water sprayer
- Protective Skin Paint
Step by step painting instructions:
Step 1: Preparing the room
- Place a leather sofa (or chair) in a well ventilated workroom.
- A garage or lawn near the house would be best, but if you live in an apartment and there is no such possibility, then open all the windows and cover the floor under the sofa and around it with newspapers or oilcloth.
Step 2: Wipe the surface of leather furniture Wipe the sofa from dust and / or dirt thataccumulated on the skin. To do this, use a rag with soap and water, each time unscrewing it well before washing the furniture. Water should not flow into the folds of the sofa, otherwise it will dry for a long time, wipe with a slightly damp cloth. Step 3: Clean the surface of the leather furniture. Apply acetone to the skin to get moredeep cleaning and prepare the skin for painting. Pour some acetone on a clean cloth or washcloth and wipe the entire leather surface of the sofa. Step 4: Moisturize Your Skin Spray some water on the leather surface.sofa with a sprayer for flowers. Wet skin absorbs dye better. Step 5: Apply the paint. After spraying water, apply a skin coat. Place a little dye on a clean cloth or washcloth, and then rub it into the surface of the sofa. Be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands. TIP: Work gradually with small areas of the surface. This will simplify the process and help achieve a better staining result.
Step 7: Wipe the surface Use a dry cloth to wipe off excess dye after you have treated each section of the leather sofa. Step 8: Leave to dry Allow the leather sofa to dry for approx.1-2 hours, and then apply another layer. You must continue to apply layers of paint until you get the color that suits you. ATTENTION: For most leather sofas you will need from 3 to 6 layers. Allow the dye to dry between each layer. Step 9: Apply a protective layer of paint Apply protective paint on the leather sofa afterhow the last coat of paint dries. It can be purchased wherever leather dyes are sold; this is the final dye for leather goods. Depending on what type you choose, you can make a glossy or matte surface of the skin. Spray the protective paint on the leather sofa and rub it with a damp clean rag. Leave to dry.
Painting Tips and Examples
And now for inspiration, we offer to see photos of leather products before and after painting. For example, you have such a leather sofa, worn from time to time: And with the help of paint you can turn it into this:
- Moreover, if you choose a paint that will be very different from the previous one, you will get a completely different sofa.
- You also need to pay attention to the details, painting also the non-leather parts of the furniture, such as handles.
Or here is a leather chair on which not one book was read and dozens or even hundreds of films were watched: Such furniture is practically part of the family, andthere is not even a question of throwing it away. But in fact, this concerns not only furniture. Similarly, you can reanimate any old leather items, such as bags or shoes. So breathe new life into your favorite things and let them last for many more years!