DIY Tag

Top 3 Reasons You Should Maintain Your Leather

Posted: Jul 29, 2013Category: Automotive::Franchise, Aviation::Franchise, Cars, boats and planes, Cleaning::Franchise, Commercial::Franchise, DIY, General, Home and Office, Leather Advice From the Pros, Marine::Franchise, Residential::Franchise

Cleaning your leather products can seem unnecessary when you already have a busy schedule. Who wants to spend time wiping down their sofa when they could be doing something fun? While it’s pretty normal to want to avoid cleaning, there are some important benefits that come from regular leather cleaning. We’ve broken down the top three for you in hopes that it will inspire you to keep cle... [read more...]

How to keep your boat’s interior in cruising condition

Posted: May 29, 2013Category: 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...]

How to put protection cream on your car’s leather seats: Video

Posted: Feb 7, 2012Category: Automotive::Franchise, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

How to clean your car seats After you clean your leather seats, you should use a protection cream to make them last longer and keep them looking good.  Here's how: If you have any more questions, take a look at our more in-depth post on cleaning and protecting leather seats.... [read more...]

How to get tree sap off your boat seats: Video

Posted: Jan 3, 2012Category: DIY, Marine::Franchise, Vinyl Advice From the Pros

Tree sap is bad for boat seats. Remove it as soon as possible with these techniques. Tree sap can melt into your vinyl boat seats, making it almost impossible to get rid of.  Use the tips in this video to keep tree sap off your boat and to get it off before it is too late! More questions?  Check out our more in-depth blog post on getting rid of tree sap or leave questions in the comments!... [read more...]

What makes boat seats look old – sunscreen and oil: Video

Posted: Dec 13, 2011Category: DIY, Marine::Franchise, Vinyl Advice From the Pros

Sunscreen and oil make boat seats get worn faster Sunscreen and other oils are one of the main reasons boat seats start looking old.  If you want to make your seats last and look new for longer, you need to clean them often.  This video explains why. More questions?  Check out our more in-depth blog post on preventing oil damage to boat seats or leave questions in the comments!... [read more...]

How to clean your boat seats: Video

Posted: Nov 29, 2011Category: DIY, Marine::Franchise, Vinyl Advice From the Pros

How to clean vinyl boat seats This video shows you how to clean your vinyl boat seats and explains why it is important to clean correctly to make your seats last longer and keep your seats from looking worn or faded. Any questions?  Check out our blog post on cleaning vinyl boat seats or leave questions in the comments!... [read more...]

Sun damaged car and motorcycle seats

Posted: Nov 7, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, Common Leather Problems, Leather Advice From the Pros

You may notice that, over time, your soft leather car or motorcycle seats become dry or faded. Many people attribute this to wear and tear, but it is actually caused by heat and light from the sun. Because the leather in your vehicle is likely to be exposed to a lot of sunlight and heat in parking lots, vehicle manufacturers use leather that is highly resistant to sun damage in their seats. ... [read more...]

Old wives’ tales for repairing leather car seats

Posted: Oct 24, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, Common Leather Problems, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

I've seen people try every household product in the book to clean and repair their leather auto interior, and there are 8 products I see that cause major problems for people on a regular basis.  I don’t recommend using any of the following on your auto leather: Olive oil Shoe polish Beeswax Hair spray Markers Window cleaner Finger nail polish remover Disposable cleaning suppl... [read more...]

Do not use hair spray to fix leather upholstery

Posted: Oct 17, 2011Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

Hair spray has always been a favorite fix-all by old wives’ tale believers.  Hair spray has been hailed as a solution for stain removal, stopping runs in tights and is now being used to remove stains from leather furniture. While many of the ladies here at Fibrenew do insist that it works wonders on stocking runs, we are all 100 percent in agreement that you should NEVER try using it on leat... [read more...]

Do not use markers to fill in spots on your leather upholstery

Posted: Oct 10, 2011Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY, Home and Office, Leather Advice From the Pros

The business of dying leather is a tricky one, and you really can’t replicate it with any marker.  People come to us all the time asking us to fix problems they’ve created trying to fix a bleached out or discolored spot on their upholstery with a similarly colored marker.  The fact of the matter is that dyed leather usually has many layers and tones, and thinking you can find one marker that... [read more...]