Services

What services does Leather Hero provide?
We specialise in bringing your leather furniture back to its best. Whether in your home, office, car or on your boat, we offer on-site service. Using professional grade products, we take the time to treat your furniture by hand. Our services include:
  • cleaning & conditioning
  • repair of rips, scratches & scuffs
  • all-over on-site colour restoration to correct fading, colour wear, delamination and minor stains
  • recolouring of furniture and leather hides
To give your leather a luxury makeover, reach us on 0490 796 012. Send a couple of photos of your job and your suburb and we’ll get right back to you.
How do I book a Leather Hero service?

If you are within the Leather Hero service area of Sydney’s Northern Beaches and surrounds and you want to make a booking, email info@leatherhero.com.au or call 0490 796 012. Send us a couple of photos of your job and your suburb and we’ll get right back to you.

What areas do you service?

We are located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and service the Northeastern suburbs. 

Will my lounge be treated in my home?

Our cleaning and restoration services are usually performed in your home. There’s no need to move anything although good natural light is appreciated.

If we are doing a full recolour, the job may be done on site or in our workshop. 

Can I get a quote first?

Simply contact us with the details of your job. Include some photos so that we can give you an estimate before we come to do the work. 

Estimates are based on the information and photos you provide and are contingent on verification by inspection and adhering to the original treatment plan.  When we see the job, we may, in your interests, recommend an alternate plan. Don't worry, changes are rare and you will not be hit with sneaky add-ons or upsells. In most cases, any changes or suggestions (whether impacting price or not) will be discussed with you and work will only commence on your say so. The only exception to this is if we are unable to reach you or you have given prior consent for work to proceed in line with our professional judgement. Either way, we commit to deliver the best possible outcome given the condition and complexity of your job and our understanding of your goals.

Does Leather Hero recolour hides or upholstery panels?

Yes. We colour match and colour change hides and upholstery panels for upholsters and leather wholesalers.

What is an all-over colour restoration?

An all-over colour restoration uses leather pigments (and sometimes dyes) mixed with a hardwearing carrier cream to restore worn coatings. The effect is a semi-opaque colour coating that effectively minimises the visibility of imperfections (marks, delamination, fading & colour wear), unifies the overall colour and protects the underlying leather. The carrier cream also contains organic waxes that nourish the leather.

How long does an all-over colour restoration last?

That depends on a few factors such as the condition of the leather, the amount of use and the type of use the leather receives. In a busy family home with pets, the coatings may need to be restored on a yearly basis. In a retired couple's home, the average refresh  is every 2 years. Where usage is light and/or infrequent (such as on a boat) the coatings can last for much longer.

Does Leather Hero clean, restore and repair car seats?

Yes. Having your worn or damaged car seats repaired can put hundreds, even thousands of dollars back onto the value of your car (which really counts when you are selling). 

Does Leather Hero clean and repair boat upholstery?

Yes. Whether vinyl or leather, we clean, repair and restore marine upholstery.

Does Leather Hero clean and maintain saddles?

Yes. We clean and condition saddles. 

Does Leather Hero clean and repair leather apparel and accessories?

Yes, if it’s made of leather (or faux leather for that matter), we are happy help. Keep in mind, we are not tailors or cobblers and can’t repair broken heels, restitch garments or reline handbags. 

Contact us before sending items in the post so that we can assess if or what we can do to help. 

Does Leather Hero repair upholstery stitching? 

No. If the seams of your couch have opened or entire panels need to be replaced, it’s best to contact your preferred upholsterer. 

Does Leather Hero offer handbag restitching, liner and handle replacement services?

No. 

How can I arrange to have my colour mixed by Leather Hero:
  • Order the kit or colour(s) you need for your job
  • Add Custom Colour Mixing to your shopping cart 
  • Post us a sample of your leather and tell us how much colour you want us to mix
    We will :
  • not dispatch your order but will hold it aside until your sample arrives at Leather Hero HQ
  • mix a colour to match your sample
  • despatch your order including the custom colour mix and any remaining products

IMPORTANT TERMS & CONDITIONS

Custom Mixing is non-refundable. Make sure you have your sample before ordering and you post it immediately. We will hold your order for up to 30 days. If your sample does not arrive, your order will be shipped with all components unmixed. Normal shipping timeframes do not apply to Custom Mixing orders. 

How can get a sample of my leather?
Make sure your leather sample is a good example of the colour you want us to mix. Also, make your sample no smaller than 5cm x 5cm – bigger is better. To obtain a sample of your leather, try to obtain:
  • a manufactures sample from the store of purchase
  • a cutting from the underside of your item. If it’s a lounge/chair turn it upside down, lift a section of the fabric dust cover, if there is untrimmed leather inside the staple line, cut a piece and re-fix the dust cover
  • if the item is small, you may choose to send it to us by post
  • a matching paint swatch or sample from your hardware store
Can you change the colour of my lounge?

Yes, most leather lounges can be changed to a different colour. This is a technical and premium service that costs more than in-home colour restoration services. It is best suited to valuable vintage pieces and sofas in very good condition. 

The work is completed in our workshop on the Northern Beaches. Your furniture must be transported to us and collected upon completion. In most cases, we suggest you allow around 7 days for a standard 5 seater lounge suite. 

What's the difference between recolouring and an all-over colour restoration?

Recolouring refers to refinishing leather via an extensive process. It can be done by hand or by spray gun with sprayed finishes delivering the most refined and long-lasting results. To recolour,  dirt, waxes and silicones must be stripped from the leather's surface so that the new coatings can stick. The cleaned leather is then primed, coloured and sealed with a topcoat. Several coatings are required to complete the process. Recolouring allows for the colour to be changed to a new colour. Respraying cannot be done on-site (due to the risk of over-spray) and is only suitable for leather that is in very good condition. Recolouring is generally more expensive than all-over colour restoration.

An all-over colour restoration refers to a treatment that restores coatings, including worn and compromised coatings, via a hand-rubbed technique. Layers of matching colour cream deliver a semi-opaque veil that dramatically improves the look, feel and longevity of ageing leather. Forming a physical barrier between the leather and the body oils, perspiration and soiling that degrade it, this treatment is not just about looking good. It can be done on-site and is ideal for maintaining leather that is older than 5 years. Wearing progressively with use, an all-over colour restoration is recommended every year or two to ensure the maximum viable life of your leather upholstery and to keep it looking great throughout the years.

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