Rejuvenating your car interior or any item made with fine quality leather is an easy process. Please carefully read directions before beginning applications. Use protective gloves and eyewear.
- Vacuum the surface of the upholstered piece or interior well or use a soft brush to remove large particles of dirt, paying particular attention to seams, folds and cracks
- Apply the Rejuvenator Oil, from Permanent Painted Coatings, liberally (about 120 mls per seat) with a spray, cloth or your hands; massaging the oil well into all the surfaces and natural folds of the leather, this puts natural ingredients, not harsh cleaners back into the leather and forces out dirt
- You may also use a soft sea sponge, or a soft paint type brush, one user, suggests a kitchen type spray bottle, which can be purchased from us or at the local home centre
- Apply the Rejuvenator Oil liberally near the stitched areas as the conditioner will be able to migrate laterally well into the hide
- Park the car in the sun with the windows up to create a steam room for as long as practical, several hours or a day. In cooler weather, or for long-term storage in a garage, cover the seats with large plastic wrap, and warm with a hair dryer. A Leatherique user’s good suggestion is to cover the seats with large garbage bags, so that if it is necessary to move the car, you can sit on the seats
- Allow the oil to be absorbed into the fibrous side of the leather before putting the top down in a convertible (N.B. Direct sun is the worst enemy of any automobile interior or home upholstery)
- Do not place home or office leather upholstery in direct sun
- For cardboard hard leather several applications will be necessary. Patience will be rewarded with good results
- After the ph correct proteins and collagens from the Rejuvenator Oil have permeated back into the pores and fibres of the leather, strengthening and nourishing them, the surface may be tacky, sticky, gritty, or have a white haze. This is simply the dirt, grim, air pollution, perspiration, salts and other toxins that have floated the leather to the surface
- Apply Prestine Clean with a soft terry cloth towel or soft sponge and massage out the dirt
- For tough dirt or vinyl or vinyl tops, brush the cleaner into the grain of the leather or vinyl with a soft bath brush or toothbrush. Let stand for a few minutes, usually by the time you are done with the next piece. Wipe the surface with a soft, damp cloth
- Rinse the soft cloth in warm clean water, ring dry, wipe again
Then, after all the dirt has been removed, gently buff to a luxurious finish with a clean, dry soft cloth.
Your car or upholstered leather piece with appreciate the face lift and will have the new leather smell restored. Prestine Clean will not remove the conditioner permeated into the leather.
This process may be used on vinyl areas to soften and condition. Even flexibility on rubber window trim can be maintained with Prestine Clean. Prestine Clean can be used to clean and leave a natural matte finish on black rubber bumpers and tires
Permanent Painted Coatings advises against saddle soap, as it has been known to remove the dye from the leather.
Avoid products that contain petroleum or mineral oils, as they cause leather fibres to rot prematurely.
If you dye is worn away, call about the simple to use Leatherique Leather Dyes.
Permanent Painted Coatings’s cleaner and conditioner have a capillary action. The proteins, cleaners and conditioners find their way deep into the pores of the leather and force out the dirt, perspiration, air pollution, unnecessary oils, and other toxins that destroy the fibres of the leather, destroying its strength and flexibility, and causing it to deteriorate.
For tough, heavier stains, Permanent Painted Coatings does make leather cleaner to remove the stain from the surface of the leather. The remainder of the stain will need to be floated out of the leather with Rejuvenator Oil. Badly stained surfaces probably need to be re-dyed.