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Lewington Leather are your local specialists for repair & restoration of leather furniture. Whether you have a scratch, scuff, tear, burn or stain on your leather sofa, chair or even your car seat, we can restore your leather to 'like new' condition, leaving little or no evidence of the repair. Maybe your leather suite is looking a bit shabby or it’s worn out & you’re thinking of replacing it, well don’t throw it away just yet, for a fraction of the cost of replacement, it can usually be restored. 


Below are some of the many different problems which can arise with your leather furniture. From a single scratch to a complete re-upholstery in leather, Lewington Leather are the company to call. If you live within our service area (click here), we will call at your house and provide a free, no obligation quote for the most cost effective way of rectifying your leather problem. We are not salesmen, we are craftsmen & if you do not wish to proceed with the work quoted for we will leave quietly & politely.

  • Scratches & scuffs

In nearly all cases, scratches & scuffs can be repaired invisibly - we do this by sealing the affected area & then applying a perfectly colour matched finish, finally a clear finish is applied which will match the finish of your leather whether it's full gloss, satin or matt. Usually this can be carried out in your home, as a rough guide the repairs would take between thirty minutes & two hours & would cost somewhere between £40-£100* (contact us here)

  • Small cuts, tears & burns

Smaller cuts, tears & burns can usually be repaired invisibly - we use professional leather adhesives & fillers & then apply colour & finish as described above, usually this can be carried out in your home. As a rough guide the repairs would take between forty-five minutes & three hours & would cost somewhere between £50-£150* (contact us here)

  • Larger cuts, tears & burns

For larger cuts, tears & burns in leather we would normally advise that the affected panel is replaced - we remove the affected item to our workshop where a skilled upholsterer will sew in a colour/finish matched replacement panel. Costs vary greatly, depending on type of leather, size of item (one or two man delivery/collection) as a rough guide £80-£400* (contact us here)

  • Professional Cleaning

Is your leather suite looking a little grubby? Are you having trouble trying to remove ingrained dirt? We will clean it for you, in your house, with care & attention to detail we will remove every trace of dirt from every part of your leather furniture, we go into into every crease & crevice & every fold & tuck. As a rough guide, cost to professionally clean a three-piece suite is between  £95-£200*. Beware general carpet/upholstery cleaners who claim to clean leather - we've seen a few expensive mistakes over the years, there are many different types of upholstery leather which all require different cleaning products! (contact us here)

  • Removal of dye transfer

Dye transferrance is a very common problem which mostly affects very light coloured leather & normally shows as a greyish haze which cannot be removed by normal cleaning. This occurs mainly on the seat & inner arm area. The most common cause of this is denim jeans, many other clothing items, scatter cushions & fabric throws can also cause this problem. Beware! These items are not always colour-fast. In severe cases we would need to remove the affected items to our workshop to remove all or most of the dye & re-apply the finish to the leather. The cost of removal of dye transferrance can vary greatly, contact us & arrange an appointment for a quotation.   (contact us here)

  • Removal of stains & marks

Most types of leather are not easily stained, other than dye transferrance which is described above, we are sometimes called upon to remove ink/biro marks, curry stains & amongst others, hair dye (it is not wise to sit back in your sofa when your newly coloured hair is still wet!) We can remove such marks & stains, usually without the need for removal to workshop. As a rough guide, the cost of this service would be approx. £40-£100* (contact us here)

  • Restoration

Your leather chair, sofa or suite may be looking a little tired, you've looked after it well but maybe it's starting to show it's age, the odd scratch & scuff, a stain here & there? Wear & tear catches up with all of us eventually & this applies to furniture too! If your leather furniture is not too badly worn we can carry out what we call a CCL (clean, colour & lacquer), this entails a professional clean, application of a colour finish, perfectly matched to original & finally a clear lacquer protective coat to match original finish whether matt, satin or gloss. This process restores your furniture to 'like new' condition & reverses the effects of wear & tear. Many customers come back to us for this service every 4-5 years. At approx £350-£650* for a three-piece suite this can be one of the most cost-effective ways of keeping your furniture in tip-top condition for many years. (contact us here)

  • Restoration/part recovering.

As described above for restoration but some panels of leather are too badly worn/damaged for restoration. We can replace these panels & restore the remaining areas (all matched to original colour/finish), at £450-£900* for a three piece suite this can still be a very cost effective way of substantailly extending the life of your furniture. (contact us here)

  • Partial recovering

Your leather chair, sofa or suite is badly worn & you feel it's time it went to the furniture warehouse in the sky! But wait.... it's so comfortable, part of the family even! You're not ready to part just yet but when friends or family visit you're embarrassed  by this elderly relative. Well what you need to do is contact Lewington Leather, we'll replace all the worn areas (usually seats, arms & backs) & restore all those bits which don't really do anything (outside arms & backs). If you can't bear to part company with that old friend get in touch with us to arrange an appointment for a no-obligation quote (contact us here)

  • Full recovering

Recovering your chair, sofa or suite in the leather of your choice. Leather to leather or fabric to leather. We have hundreds of leathers, of every finish & colour to choose from. Prices can vary greatly- we will provide a no-obligation quote, just call for an appointment. (contact us here)

  • Re-upholstery

Full recovering in leather as described above with the addition of replacement foams, fillings & springs/webbings. (contact us here)

*Prices quoted are for guidance only, we call at your house & quote a price depending on severity of damage, & difficulty of repairs/restorations. We do not charge for quotations & there is no call-out charge.













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