FAQs | Leather Care and Repair

Can I get my leather car interior professionally cleaned?


Yes you can - at The Leather Buff we provide a professional leather cleaning and protection treatment service for leather sofas, suits, armchairs, and car interiors. We use professional products and techniques to give your leather a deep cleaning ensuring dirt is removed from creases, the gain valleys, and the pores. Once fresh and clean we will treat your leather with protection cream. Want to have a go at cleaning your leather car interior like a pro? Check out our article on how to do just that. How to clean your leather car interior - like a professional




Can I get my leather sofa and armchairs professionally cleaned?


Yes you can - at The Leather Buff we provide a professional leather cleaning and protection treatment service for leather sofas, suits, armchairs, and car interiors. We use professional products and techniques to give your leather a deep cleaning ensuring dirt is removed from creases, the gain valleys, and the pores. Once fresh and clean we will treat your leather with protection cream. Want to have a go at cleaning your leather sofa and armchairs like a professional? Check out our article on how to do just that, don't worry the process and technique are the same as for a leather car interior. How to clean your leather car interior - like a professional




Can I get the bolster on my leather car seat repaired?


In a large majority of cases the simple answer is - Yes they can be repaired. Drivers seats generally get used the most and as such suffer the most wear and tear particularly to the bolsters. This will range from scuff marks through to holes, tears and splits. Dried out leather can also suffer from cracking, which will ultimately lead to splitting. We have techniques and products that enable us to repair pretty much all of these issues. Please get in touch with us to discuss your particular bolster issue, it would be best if you could email or msg us with some photos.




How much does it cost to repair a leather car seat?


There is no fixed price for this as it depends on the extent and type of damge that the leather has sustained and therefore the amount of repair work required. As a guide some typical cost ranges are:- A single bolster or panel repair - £90 - £150 per seat panel Light wear / discolouration or fading / staining - £225 - £350 per whole seat. Significant damage such as holes / cracking / splits to one or more panels - £300 - £500 per whole seat. If you would like to know more or to discuss your particular leather issue please get in touch.




Can cracked leather be repaired?


In the majority of cases cracked leather can be repaired to a very satisfactory standard. In the majority of cases the cracking is just in the surface layers of the protective lacquer and pigment and is readily repairable. In more advanced cases the cracking will have migrated through to the fibres of the leather and may have started to cause splits. Naturally the sooner cracking is dealt with the better, but advanced cases can also be treated. We use a multi-stage process to tackle both the cause (often dryness from sun or heat exposure) and the damage itself. Our process will not only repair the damage, but put strength and flexibility back into the leather, and provide a fresh colour matched finish.




Can a hole in my leather seat be repaired?


Holes up to approx. 5cm or 2" across can often be successfully repaired and be barely visible after. Larger holes can be repaired but will often result in a more visible repair. Our process will secure the damage to prevent further splitting; provide a foundation; build up the surface to match the surrounding leather; copy or replicate the grain where possible; blend and colour match to the surrounding leather.