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Repair, Dye: Leather Jackets
Repair Tears, Holes in Leather

Common Problems and Solutions with Leather Garments:
Stains in Leather

    Body oils, perspiration, grease, spills on leather can be cleaned. A badly stained leather garment can be saved
    by Cleaning AND Recoloring.

    Most manufacturers recommend that leather garments be cleaned by professional leather cleaning methods.
    This ensures that the stain will be treated properly, and that the suppleness, color and finish of the garment are
    maintained or restored.

Leather Wrinkles
    Skins taken from the loose neck or belly portions of the animal are naturally wrinkled. During manufacturing the
    skins are stretched for a smooth appearance. As the skins relax with age and cleaning, the wrinkles may
    reappear.  If you have serious wrinkles, most likely, your leather has experienced some contact with water and
    shrink!  Since leather is stretched to make new garments, these wrinkles is best pressed out by a professional.
    Drop the wrinkled garments at our cleaners: 5837 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124 and request PRESS
    ONLY or CLEAN & PRESS

Ink on Leather
    Ball point pen ink can not be removed from painted finishes without removing the surface paint as well.  The
    solution is: to remove the ink marks, then redye or recolor the affected area after ink removal.

Color Loss
    Dyes can oxidize from exposure to UV light and gases in the atmosphere. This is a slow progressive condition
    that develops with age. It may become more noticeable after cleaning.  If Dye has been lost significantly or you
    experience uneven, blotchy light/dark color, we can reDye your leather jacket for a newer, fresh look.

Adhesive Residue
    You casually slap an adhesive-backed name badge on your leather coat or jacket. When trying to remove it, that
    area of my coat lost its finish.  Sound familiar?!This is a problem that we see frequently.  Send the garment to us
    and we will remove the adhesive and lightly refinish the blemished area.

    Some suede has seams that are glued together, lapels, pocket flaps etc.  This glue can migrate through suede
    and show as dark marks on the surface of the suede. It is very hard to remove!  

Thin Skin
    Some skins are extremely thin due to overstreching in the tanning process (to yield more squarefootage of the
    skin).  These skins will wear exceptionally fast and cleaning will further aggravate the damage of thin skins.
    Rips, tears, troubled wrinkles can occur, these are almost impossible to repair because the leather is
    overstreched too thin.

    When cleaning . moisture is added to leather, it can distort its shape and/or shrink. This is especially true when
    lesser quality leathers are used in manufacturing in order to meet acceptable pricing in the marketplace.

Imperfections of Leather like Scars & Tissues
    The manufacturer use artificial "fillers" to cover up imperfections in the skins, like scars & vein marks. Hides are
    then batch dyed before being made up into a garment ensuring uniformity of color on the finished garments .
    These imperfections may become more apparent over time or after cleaning as the filer compound gets thinner
    or even washed away.  We can touch up the affected areas with matching color but there's not much to do hide
    these original scars and tissues.  These are ... natural. Remember "leather is a ... SKIN", veins, marks, scars is
    somewhat expected.
 
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As Certified Leather Cleaner &
Restoration, we:
  • Repair Tears, Rips, Holes
  • Refinish Faded, Discolored
    jacket
  • Dye leather jacket
  • Replace damaged lining
  • Replace zippers, buttons
  • Hem leather, shorten sleeves
  • Clean, Condition, Protect
    Leather
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Leather Jacket Alteration, Zipper, Sleeve Shorten, Repair Tear
Leather and suede garments are exotic!  Its comfort, unique look & luxurious feel make leather your
favorite things to wear.  However, leather, especially suede, is easily stained & color can be faded
drastically.  Over time, tears, holes can appear out of the blue!  

These defects can be corrected.  However, there's NOT an easy way. You'll need to have the jackets
cleaned first to remove stains, oils, grime, contaminants.  Then refinish with a matching color: either
leather Dye OR Pigment, It's not uncommon we spend several hours on a single garment to make it
look "just right".  Color matching is very time consuming & require special skills, but it's the most
important technique to make your jacket look new again.
To Clean or Restore your Leather Jackets, Coats
How much does it cost to Repair Leather Jackets, Coats?
For an estimate, email a photo of your garments  to support@cleanerstoyourdoor.com . A
confirmed price will be offered after we receive & inspect your bags in person.  No work will be done
until we get your approval.  
Request FREE Estimate HERE.
Clean Leather & Suede:
  • Regular jacket under 30" length: $40-$50
  • 3/4 Garment 30"-36": $50-$60
  • Full Coat, knee length: $60-$80
  • Pants, Skirts: $40
Repair, Dye, Recolor Leather & Suede:
  • Tears, Holes, Rips: $30-$50
  • Color Refinish: $50-$80
Leather Garment Alterations:
  • New Zipper for Jackets: $40-$50
  • New Zipper for Pants/Skirts $40
  • Shorten Sleeve: $30-$40
  • Shorten Pants: $20
  • New Lining for regular jacket: $50-$80
  • Zipper Head Replace $10
Torn Lining  is Replaced,
picture above.
Color Restoration for leather jackets and coats is NOT easy!!!  It
requires patience, years of experience, a good artistic eyes for
color creation.  If your leather jacket is NOT black nor Dark
Brown, have the Professionals restore it for you.
Leather is the skin of the
animal.  The skins are washed in
water, tanned and stretched
before they become part of your
garment. Therefore, color
variation will occur.

Jackets have multiple panels
making up the item. Each panel
has come from a different part of
different animal. Because of that,
some slight texture and color
variation is always expected.
Sun Fading is one of the most
common problem on leather
jacket.  We can enhance these
color loss and cover up all the
scuff, scratches around the
zipper area, pockets, and
sleeves.

Some shrinkage will likely occur
in your garment over time as the
skins relax. As you wear a
leather garment it tends to
conform comfortably to your
body. After cleaning, the
garment may feel a little snug
but after wearing this feeling will
dissipate.
dye fading stained leather jackets
clean condition dye stained, greasy leather jackets
leather jacket dying recolor
Home
Problems: Tear, Rip is about 5 in long
Step 1: Reinforce with subpatch &
leather Glue
Step 2: Refinish with Maching Color
Solution:  Happy Customer.  5in rip is
almost gone!
clean restore leather jackets