Leatherique Canada FAQ
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How much Rejuvenator Oil and Pristine Clean do I need?
The quantity will depend on the age of the leather and the condition. A new car or sofa will require maintenance applications of 3-4 times per year, so a pint is sufficient. For an older car or sofa, or a project that is already dry, spider web cracking, cracking, or stiff, you will need a quart as multiple applications will be required. Remember it took several years for your leather to become dry, and will take some time for it to become good as new!
Why isn’t the Rejuvenator Oil absorbing?
Because Leather is a fibrous substance, it is its nature to greedily drink in the beneficial nutrients of the Rejuvenator Oil. The biggest obstacle to good absorption is a silicone sealer on the leather, or a heavy wax or petroleum distillate build up cased by previously used products. If your leather is not absorbing the Rejuvenator Oil it is because the pores of the leather are blocked. We suggest a thorough cleaning of the surface with prepping agent, or very light “buffing” of the surface with 400 grit wet or dry sand paper, used wet with prepping agent. This will break down the surface glaze and allow the Rejuvenator to penetrate fully.
How much Leatherique Dye and Prepping Agent do I need?
To recolour the interior of an average 4 door car, BM, BMW, Lexus, Infinity, or the average sofa will require 1 quart of dye and prep. A smaller sports car, Ferrari, Corvette, Porsche, or a recliner or chair and ottoman will require 1 pint. This is based on redying the same colour. Larger cars with extravagant amounts of leather like a Rolls Royce or Bentley will require a quart and a pint of dye. Extreme colour changes may require more dye for good coverage of all the leather and trim parts
How long will the Leatherique dye last?
With care, your new Leatherique dye will last longer than your original dye would last, because by the time you have completed all the steps, you are more aware of what leather needs to be maintained, supple, and healthy. Use a film of Rejuvenator Oil twice a year to keep the leather nourished and supple, and clean your surface with Pristine Clean. You should never substitute redying for proper leather care. We firmly advocate good leather health, nourishment, and cleaning as prevention against aging and degradation.
Will the Leatherique colour come off on my clothes or come off in other ways?
The pigments are custom blended and encapsulated in a co-polymer base. Once the base is dried, the colour is permanent, and will never come off on your clothes as waxes do. If the surface is properly prepared, the Leatherique dye becomes part of your leather. The biggest enemy of a professional redye is neglecting to do a thorough job prepping. Prepping is 90% of your project. Always be sure and sand your surface and prep well as that is what removes the silicone, petroleum distillates, and other foreign substances that prevent a good bond. Also observe the drying times between steps.