WANT TO BE AMAZING AT DIY LEATHER OR VINYL REPAIR? HERE'S HOW!
As we always say, you don’t have to be an artist to be awesome in DIY leather or vinyl repairs. You just have to know these tips and tricks that we have listed for you!
TIP #1: RESEARCH AND CONSULT
Every project needs ample researching and preparation. Whether you just search the internet for short blog posts about DIY leather and repair or watch videos on how to tackle these kinds of repair would be counted as research. Anything that could help you or give you knowledge about leather or vinyl repair will be useful in your repair project. You can also search about the type of your leather or the causes of certain leather damages. But researching is not only limited to your leather or vinyl repair. It can also be helpful in the long run if you learn about the best types of leather or what makes leather have the best quality. Some quality leather depend on different factors like the type of animal and breed, physical location and climate where the animal lived, the quality and skill of the processing and tanning, the layer of the hide that is used (top-grain, full-grain, split), and the portion of the hide the leather was cut from. Knowing these things will help you in the future when buying leather items. However, you must know that researching will not be enough. You could acquire more knowledge about leather and DIY leather or vinyl repairs if you can consult or ask people around. You may try to ask first a family or a friend about DIY leather repairs and they may be able to share some knowledge that could be useful. You may also seek the advice of a DIYer that you know and they may be able to give you tips in tackling DIY repairs. You may also get personalized advice from us, Coconix, for your DIY leather or vinyl repair. We have a team of Customer Support and Repair Experts that will surely help you throughout your repair project. They will give you personalized repair advice and instructions on color matching, on how to tackle or approach your repair project, and on how to get the repair finish that you desire. Remember, in DIY repair projects especially leather or vinyl, you are not alone!
TIP #2: PRACTICE AND TAKE TIME
After gathering important and useful information and tips, you may now practice doing the leather or vinyl repair. You may try to repair an unused leather or vinyl item or try on an inconspicuous area first. Practicing will help you get the best repair results possible!
TIP #3: TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR REPAIR PROJECT
Your DIY repair project won’t be complete if you don’t take pictures of your repair project. Take clear pictures of the damage of your leather or vinyl. When researching, these pictures could help you compare types of leather or vinyl damages to other DIYers’ projects. These pictures will also help you when consulting people as showing them the pictures will let them know the severity of the damage. For us, Coconix, we always request pictures of the leather or vinyl damage and also clear pictures accurately showing the color of your leather or vinyl. We need these pictures because these will be our basis for giving repair advice on color matching, approaching your repair project, and getting the repair finish that you desire. Through these pictures, we will also know if the damage on your leather or vinyl is repairable in the first place. After you have successfully completed your repair project and have made your leather or vinyl item look like new again, taking pictures of the repair project results will also help other DIYers who are still in the research phase of their repair. You can share your before and after repair photos with us and get featured on Coconix Blog!
TIP #4: USE THE RIGHT KIT
There are tons of leather repair kits available in the market nowadays. You can try all of them according to your needs and wants, but there will always be one perfect kit for you and your repair project. You MUST choose the right kit that is best suitable for your leather or vinyl damage. Even for us, Coconix, we always recommend checking our blog for the types of leather or vinyl damages that our product can fix or consult us before purchasing one of our repair kits. This is to avoid customer dissatisfaction and wrong product purchase. Also, you must always opt for a high-quality leather repair kit. But take note, high-quality does not always mean a hefty price tag. Coconix Repair Kits are guaranteed to give you quality, durable, seamless, and professional results at a very inexpensive price! Our repair kits would not be featured on different blogs on the internet if not for these desirable qualities.
TIP #5: SHARE AND SUGGEST
After you have successfully repaired your leather or vinyl item, you should always share your repair experience with other people as this could always be helpful to them. There are DIY beginners that are seeking other DIYers experiences, feedback, and tips before starting. You’d understand this as you also went through the stage of researching and consulting. You can share photos, reviews, tips, suggestions, and feedback with us and other DIYers out there. You’ll never know how helpful to other people your repair experience could be!