How to keep your boat’s interior in cruising condition

Category: Cars, boats and planes, DIY, Marine::Franchise, Vinyl Advice From the Pros

As the temperatures climb higher, boat lovers everywhere will be returning to the water every chance they get. Taking your boat out after a long, cold winter can be extremely refreshing, especially if you have been kept off of the water by the weather. While you’re gearing up for your joyride, remember to pay attention to your upholstery. Summer weather is beautiful, but it can also lead to worn... [read more...]

Learning about leather: not all leather is alike

Category: General, Leather Advice From the Pros, Residential::Franchise

When considering adding to your leather collection, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. What type of leather is best suited to your needs? To assist in some of the research, we are showing you the pros and cons of the three main types of leather. Aniline Leather Aniline leather is considered the most natural looking leather. Some people refer to it as “naked leather” beca... [read more...]

Baby Wipes: Silent Killer of Leather

Category: Cleaning::Franchise, DIY, Home and Office, Leather Advice From the Pros, Residential::Franchise

When caring for your leather products, it can be very tempting to use common household cleaning products. Lots of people gravitate towards products they already have around the house, like baby wipes or other types of cleaning wipes. While these seem like an excellent way to keep your leather looking clean, they are actually terrible for leather. Products like baby wipes contain chemicals t... [read more...]

The amazing variations of leather

Category: Cleaning::Franchise, General

Leather is a material we see all the time; on furniture, in clothing stores and even on accessories. When it comes to accessorizing with leather, there are a ton of great options for everyone out there. Here are some great ways we have seen leather used recently. The leather jacket: Since the days of James Dean and beyond, the leather jacket has become a fashion staple. Whether it is in tradi... [read more...]

Give Yourself the Gift of Leather

Category: Home and Office, Leather Advice From the Pros

Are you thinking about replacing your furniture as a holiday gift to yourself this year? Here’s why you should make it leather: Durability. Leather furniture often comes with a higher price tag than other types of furniture such as cloth. Consider the increase in price as an investment. Leather is stronger and more resistant to tears and stains. Which means it will last longer and cost you le... [read more...]

Leather Repair in Time for the Holidays

Category: General, Leather Advice From the Pros

The holiday season has arrived and this year it’s your turn to host the family. You got all the groceries to make your signature meal, cleaned the carpets, and got the sleeping arrangements all figured out. But what about that old leather couch? You know the one your dog got his claws into or the little ones spilled their milk on. No matter how dazzling you get the rest of the house with your fe... [read more...]

Caring for your boat vinyl through the winter months

Category: Cars, boats and planes

Though winter is just getting ramped up, don't forget about that beautiful vinyl in your boat.  Before the waves start slapping against the sides of the boat, there are a few tips to caring for the vinyl in boats that if followed now as the vessel is prepared for the season, and then during the season, will prevent plenty of headaches and expensive repairs in the future. A few little-known fac... [read more...]

Treasure Hunting for Old Leather Furniture on Ebay

Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY

Sometimes furniture is way beyond repair. Either that or the repairs will cost more than the furniture is for. Instead, you may decide to go treasure hunting for old leather furniture rather than having it professionally restored. If you have never used Ebay before, you are in for a treat. The website has numerous options where you can search for an item that you are looking for and then either... [read more...]

How to Keep “The Chair” in the House Longer

Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY, General

For general cleaning and preservation of leather, you need to use a good quality water-based leather cleaner. You should NEVER use anything containing oils, waxes or silicone. (Most 'conditioners' contain waxes or oils and furniture polish contains silicone) . DO NOT use mink oil. A bottle of good quality leather cleaner should do your furniture 1-2 times. Baby wipes are the worst thing you can... [read more...]

Automotive Upholstery Restoration

Category: Automotive::Franchise

If you have problems with the interior of your car, whether it be cloth, vinyl or leather, such as a rip in the seat, a stain or even a cigarette burn, it may drive you crazy enough to go ahead and look into restoring the upholstery. It isn't something that insurance will cover because it is cosmetic but it will make you feel better about the appearance of your vehicle. Another common reason p... [read more...]