Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Remove Ink From Leather

Ink stains on a leather things are bad news. It's nearly impossible to get ink out of leather. Most of the time, you will need to hire professional leather cleaners to get the ink out and restore the leather materials. If that's not an option for you, you can try removing ink from your leather things with the following methods, at your own risk.

Wipe up the ink with a dry paper towel, trying not to spread the stain. Use a small amount of moisturizing soap and water to clean what doesn't come off with the dry paper towel.
Apply a leather care product to the spot. Choose one that is made for removing ink stains. This is the safest way to go when you have expensive leather materials/furniture. Then apply leather cleaner on the stain spoted points. Follow up with some leather protector to restore the leather's finish.

Isopropanol plain old rubbing alcohol, works best for home removal of ink stains from leather. Fresh ink stains are easier to remove and usually come out easily, while older stains may require repeat treatments.

Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and rub it over the spot. Dry the area with a blow dryer so the alcohol evaporates before eating away at more of the leather. Only try this if you don't have access to leather care products.

Saturate the stained area with hairspray. Immediately wipe up the hairspray, and then apply a small amount of moisturizing soap and water. As with the alcohol, this should only be done if you don't have access to leather care products

Friday, 14 July 2017

Methods for caring leather jackets

The methods make the leather jacket resistant to water damage, it will not be fully waterproof, even if the treatment claims otherwise.

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

2. Make your leather water resistant. 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.

3. 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.

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

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Why should you care for leather?

Leather jackets are fashionable, they're expensive, and unfortunately, they tend to pick up a lot of dirt.  Leather items are very susceptible to stains and spots as they’re used outsides frequently and often placed on the floor.  People simply use a regular soap or detergent to tackle the stains, but this is not a good idea – soap residue left on the leather can prevent the material from breathing, causing dry patches and cracking. Instead, follow these handy tips when you’re cleaning your leather things.

Cleaning a leather jacket involves the use of specialized leather cleaning products. Wipe the surface of the jacket with a soft damp cloth, then use leather cleaner and apply sparingly with a damp sponge. Wipe again to remove any residue, and leave to dry.

Read all the care instructions on the label. Before starting the cleaning process, just to make sure there isn't a special requirement you're missing, check the instructions. Using a cloth, wipe a small amount of a very mild detergent onto the furniture. Possible detergents might include those designed for washing delicate clothes, or a saddle soap that contains oils and waxes that will help maintain the leather shine.

Conditioning a leather jacket is a very important aspect of proper jacket care. There are a wide range of leather conditioners designed specifically for leather jackets and leather clothing items. Mink oil is one popularly used leather conditioner. Leather conditioner keeps the leather supple, and prevents it from drying or cracking. Conditioning a leather jacket is very important, especially if the jacket gets damp or wet at all. A jacket should only be conditioned after it has been carefully cleaned and dried. Leave to dry naturally, closing curtains or blinds if the furniture is in direct sunlight.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Curtain Cleaning Techniques You'll Always Use

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.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Leather Sofa Care

Below tips to follow
Apply a leather conditioner regularly: The most notable difference between caring for leather versus fabric upholstery is the need to condition the leather. Leather conditioners are products that have a creamy consistency and are designed to be buffed into the leather. Conditioning the leather regularly keeps it from drying out and developing cracks.

Vacuum dust and debris from the furniture's crevices: Just as with any other piece of upholstered furniture, the best way to remove the dust and debris that gradually builds up in crevices and under cushions is by using your vacuum's hose attachment.

Wipe the leather furniture down regularly with a clean, dry cloth. The basic care routine for leather upholstery is simply wiping the furniture down with a dry cotton cloth.

Leather conditioner can be purchased from many furniture stores. It is also available at auto parts stores, where it is sold for conditioning leather car interiors. Application guidelines will vary from product to product. In general, you should expect to condition your leather furniture once every 6 to 12 months.

Avoid using any cleaning products not designed for leather. Detergents, solvents, all-purpose cleaning sprays, ammonia, bleach, and furniture polish can all be harmful to leather furniture. Do not apply these products in an attempt to clean the furniture or remove stains. Rely on dry towels or sponges as much as possible.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Best Re-upholstery Services in Dubai

The professional upholstery services provide the different types of solutions, including upholstery and re-upholstery services, customized designs and fabric selection that suit your interior d├ęcor. They can guide you keep your antiques and home elegant to be attractive for several years.

The professional upholstery cleaning companies have experienced employees who know how to properly clean each type of upholstery fabric. If a wrong cleaning product is applied to a specific type of fabric, it can cause blemishes and tear your furniture.

Besides upholstery services, they also rebuild (re-upholster) the older furniture and offer the fresh look to it. Reupholstering an existing sofa, chair, loveseat, chaise, ottoman, etc. may be cost effective and save money if the piece to be re-covered was originally well-made.

There are so many expert firms in Dubai that have been specialized in providing their upholstery solutions to individuals. The Leather Doctor, one among the top names in Dubai, performs the customized professional upholstery and re-upholstery works across UAE.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Curtain Cleaning Methods

Curtains are considered to be delicate and beautiful additions to any beautiful room.  The curtains are tend to absorb smells from around the room, such as cooking  etc, which can leave the curtains smelling less than fresh and cause slight discoloration.

Stains may be very noticeable on light-colored curtains.  It should be very careful,  while using a steam cleaner 
Using a good quality steam cleaner with an upholstery attachment is one of the most convenient methods of curtain cleaning. Be sure to start from the top and work your way down the curtain.

Must read the manufacturer’s instructions before you begin, and remember that steam can burn you so ensure you wear appropriate protective clothing. Steam cleaning is an excellent choice for curtains made from very heavy materials or for curtains that are particularly difficult to take down from the rail. 

Washing machine has a delicate cycle, be sure to use it  otherwise, choose a cool wash with a slow spin. Your normal laundry detergent will be fine to use for machine. 

Depending on the material of  curtains, you may be able to clean them simply by putting them in the washing machine. If you are particularly worried about the material shrinking, don’t risk putting the curtains in the washing machine, and hand wash instead.

Hand washing curtains can sometimes be the safe. Hand washing curtains is a bigger task 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 pure cotton.

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,