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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Designer Purse Restored

The story behind this purse is a little different from what I usually hear. The customer told me that this purse had been stolen and later found by the police. When it was recovered, it was muddy and in very poor condition . Since it was one of her favorite purses and was valued around $500.00, she wanted it restored. She brought it to the right place.

I thought I would start by showing you the purse after I restored it. To see the pictures before cleaning, scroll down to the bottom of the page. It turned out great and the customer was well pleased.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Restoring Red Suede Sweater Jacket

 Here is another example of a suede jacket that had been cleaning improperly by another cleaner and was brought to me to restore. Again notice the faded out color and if you could feel it, it is stiff and hard to the touch. 

Never accept this kind of work. If this is the best they can do, they are not a leather and suede specialist. Leather and suede have to be cleaned in solutions that remove the soil but replace the natural oils and finish. If the color is lightened after cleaning, then redyeing is done to restore the color.

Below is the same suede jacket fully restored.