Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Leather Care and Repair Services in Dubai

People like leather goods because it is natural, durable, and long life. The material is used for home/office furniture and car seats because, generally, it can be easily cleaned and maintained. However, it is unavoidable that over time, leather will fade or incur damage from accidents and daily usage.

Most people think that when leather items get worn or damaged, they are not repairable and that they have no other choice but to cover them up or buy new ones. Leather items normally cost a lot, so instead of replacement or throwing them away when they get damaged; choosing to repair them can be a more economical option. A professional repair will help you restore these back to their former beauty. Leather interior accents and features can look amazing all the time with the help of expert technicians.

There are professional services available which can expertly restore and repair such goods for a reasonable price. Aside from being affordable, a professional can make use of special techniques for treating the damaged items.

Professional leather repair services make use of expert dyeing treatments that are used by most manufacturers and designers. With an experienced eye, they are also able to mix and match dye on-site to the exact color and sheen so that repairs appear discreet and hardly noticeable. These professionals are also able to provide owners with a warranty to ensure them that repairs will hold up over time.

The experts are able to repair your leather in any environment whether homes, offices, hotels, cars or even yachts and aircrafts, using specialist techniques, which are tailored to the setting. These experts are likely to have the experience required for an end result that can't be achieved with do-it-yourself leather repair kits.

The Leather Doctor has spent decades working closely with some of the world’s top furniture manufacturers and retailers to perfect the art of cleaning, restoring and caring for fine leather products. Today, from our Dubai headquarters, a 20-strong team of technicians offer rapid on-location and workshop services throughout the UAE,

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

To Increase Life of Leather Goods

Removing Stain

Get rid of the surface stain with a damp cloth. Then allow the leather to dry again. After this, use a mild cleaner like  shampoo and remove the stain completely.

Cleaning stain

Generally, a paste of one part tartar and one part lemon juice works well to wipe dark stains off your prized leather possessions. Rub the paste on the problem area and leave it for 20 minutes. Remove it with a slight piece cloth dipped in soap or shampoo  water. After the removal, dry the leather with a towel. To remove stains immediately.

Avoid Strong cleansers

Use leather are maintenance and just like everything else that falls into that category, they are also extremely delicate. So keep those alkalis and alcohol-based cleansers. Bleach, some cleaners and varnish are other items that you must never use unless you want to see serious damage or discoloration on your beloved Leather sofa, Leather upholstery.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Leather Jacket Caring

Never immerse a leather jacket in water or place it in a washing machine.

Make your leather water resistant.

Apply leather conditioner occasionally. Rubbing in leather conditioner restores oil to the leather, preventing excessive dryness and cracking, but too much oil can clog the pores and affect the jacket's color or longevity. Only apply leather conditioner when the jacket starts to feel dry or stiff.

There are many leather protector products, but read the label carefully before buying. A silicone polymer spray, should preserve your leather's appearance and shine. Grease-based or wax-based products are more protective, but not recommended for jackets due to their potential effect on color, longevity, shine, and smell. Check the label on your product to find out how long the water resistance lasts. Typically, the product needs to be re-applied once every several weeks or months.

The Leather Doctor is the specialist in eliminating tears and scratches, cleaning, conditioning and repairing your treasured item regardless of age and condition.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Are you a Horse, a Gazelle or a Falcon, when it comes to luxury goods?

Chalhoub Group did a study on the GCC luxury consumers 2 years ago, and we were able to spot three consumer profiles - the horse, the gazelle and the falcon. Last year the consumer segmentation conducted along with Bain & Co through 2,000 face-to-face interviews across the region permitted us to quantify these different consumer types as follows:

'The Omnivore Horse' most represented by the markets of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Jeddah and also more skewed towards females. These consumers are very strongly attached to fashion as they go behind trends, regularly update with new pieces, are on trend through magazines and blogs, and show strong celebrity influence. They associate luxury with things, like gourmet food, spas, furniture, travel, and cars. They will considerably spend money in all these categories.

There is 10 percent annual growth reported for the personal luxury goods market over the last decade. But it is expected to slow down to around 4 to 5% in the next few years

In terms of expectations in store they will require it all, from the latest products to store staff skill. It is very important to reward these loyal customers with invitations to previews and access to personal stylists. They will show the highest brand awareness and a high conversion to a wide collection of brands.

'The Opinionated Horse', mostly found in Doha is mostly male-oriented. For this particular category, being granted special prices comes first, followed by the newest offer, service and surely recognition. It is also about the right appearance, but because it will showcase success.

For 'The Conservative Horse', mostly seen in Riyadh, fashion is about reassurance. Critical influences will include primarily social media. In Addition, they will require a good dose of reassurance through all types of advertising. They will still be fuelled by the need for reassurance, needing sales staff expertise in the brand and aware of trends as well as recognising them as loyal customers.

'Gazelles' are quite influenced by celebrities and observe fashion as an expression of effortless style. In terms of expectations in store, these consumers will require it all: from the newest products, to store staff expertise in the brand and aware of trends, to being recognised as a loyal customer, including invitation to previews and being sent collections at home.

An archetype still very much in its infancy, 'Falcons' are somewhat distance themselves from the materialistic world and are beginning to value luxury for the experiences and the pleasure it can bring.

In–store these consumers look for knowledge of the brand's history and heritage as well as deep understanding of how the product is created. The sales person must become storytellers, helping them immerse themselves in the very essence of the brand.  In terms of products, they will be interested to bespoke and 'made to measure' items. In terms of events, intimacy is supreme.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Methods For Curtains Care

Curtains tend to absorb smells from around the home, such as cooking aromas and cigarette smoke, which can leave the curtains smelling less than fresh and cause slight discolouration. These stains may be very noticeable on light coloured or delicate curtains.

Hand washing curtains is a bigger chore than simply putting them in the washing machine, but it does reduce the risk of shrinking, and it’s a good choice for delicate materials such as 100 percent cotton. It’s best not to hand wash very heavy materials simply because it’s difficult to remove all the water, prolonging the drying time. 

Using a good quality steam cleaner with an upholstery attachment is one of the most convenient methods of curtain cleaning. Steam cleaning curtains is an excellent choice for curtains made from very heavy materials or for curtains that are particularly difficult to take down from the rail.
Curtain cleaning doesn’t have to be difficult  though  while steam cleaning your curtains means using special products, there are several other easy ways to clean your curtains, and different curtain cleaners you can use.

Depending on the material of your curtains, you may be able to clean them simply by putting them in the washing machine:If your washing machine has a delicate cycle, be sure to use it; otherwise, choose a cool wash with a slow spin. If you are particularly worried about the material shrinking, don’t risk putting the curtains in the washing machine, and hand wash instead.

Friday, 29 April 2016

How to Remove Stains From Car Leather

Ink stains

The leather and will be absorbed very quickly.Any product that will dissolve the ink will also dissolve the color from  leather. If the ink is fresh then Leather Solution may sometimes remove it before the leather can absorb it. Home remedies can sometimes work but usually they cause more problems and enlarge the original problem. Small marks can disappear without any treatment as the leather takes them in. Small marks and large stains and scribbles can be removed professionally and the area recolored to match.

Oil Stains

oil and cheese had leaked onto the leather. these instructions are first step being to dump corn starch onto the stain. My guess is the powder absorbed the oil faster than the leather could. Of course I don’t know how large an area was affected. This is the best emergency action for sudden problems.

Small oil stains can be treated and successfully removed if you have the patience. Corn starch rubbed briskly into the stain with your fingers until the heat from the friction is felt. That heat loosens the oil and allows the corn starch to absorb the oil before the leather can. This method rarely takes out any color but does take out the oil.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Quick and Easy Leather Repair

The Leather is particularly sensitive to stains and damage, so it needs regular attention to stay in excellent condition. It’s helpful to remember that the material should be cared for like it was skin, even though it has been removed from its host and repurposed. Because of this, removing dirt, while necessary, is not enough to keep the furniture from deteriorating. It must be treated with the proper emollients with regularity to ensure it doesn’t dry out or crack. 

Leather furniture becomes scratched for many different reasons and can look unsightly. In most cases, repairing the scratch is easy. There is plenty you can do yourself in terms of leather seat repair using items you already have in the house. There are even kits available. However, you usually achieve better results with other methods specific to your couch's damage.

 You can repairscratches, scrapes, discoloration and even renew the color of your finished leather furniture.  If you don't want to take the time to do your own leather repair you may want to just hire a good leather repair professional.quick and easy leather repair and hiring a good leather professional there exists a number of good programs where a company will supply you with the materials and the know how to repair your own leather furniture.