Tuesday, June 14, 2011
DIY Leather Restoration Kits - Passes the Test of Time
Here is an e-mail from a DIYer who did her leather restoration project 5 years ago with our DIY Leather Solutions Kit system.
I contacted you five years ago when I started the big project of saving my fairly new, but extremely faded leather furniture. I was skeptical of any on-line do-it-yourself furniture restoration product. However, I was even more unwilling to throw away expensive furniture! I bought blinds to shut out the harsh sun and I took the gamble on your product - sending you a scrap of leather to match and receiving in return your bottles of primer, color, print, and finisher along with tools and instructions.
My husband thought I was a little crazy to tackle something like that on my own, but tackle it I did. It took me about 3 days to do the chair and ottoman because I wanted to try the smaller pieces first and I went very slowly, stopping to email you with questions or just progress reports every step of the way. You always got right back to me with words of encouragement - "you're on the right track", or "now you're ready for the next step", or "keep me posted". I refinished the couch the following week and was able to move a little more quickly. When the project was done, my family and friends were absolutely amazed! My husband said I had saved us about $5000 (he was ready to toss and replace); my sister said the furniture looked better than when it was new! I sent you before and after pictures and was pretty darn proud of my efforts!
Now here it is, five years later. The furniture still looked pretty good, even thought it was well used. It had a few scratches acquired from moving it when we installed wood flooring and when we redid our ceilings, plus there were two cushions that looked a little worn. We were sprucing the place up for a big party and I decided to give the furniture another makeover. I had saved the leftover bottles and tools - there was enough of your product to entirely refinish the chair, ottoman and couch. This time it took me only 2 days to complete the whole project and once again my furniture, now 9 years old, looks brand new!
I have to say, your product does exactly what it's advertised to do, your instructions are complete and easy to follow, the results look amazing and it's an incredible value. Feel free to publish my testimonial on your website if you'd like!
Copyright 2011, Kevin Gillan