How to refresh your leather dye

The following instructions guide you on how to refresh your leather dye. These instructions do not apply for not-pigmented leather like aniline. The typical signs of leather weathering in car interior can be cleaned, conditioned and repair with optimal results using Colourlock products.

Leather Cleaning

In the case of dirt or stains, the leather should be treated with our ‘SOFT’ or ‘STRONG’ Leather Cleaner, depending on the level or extension of the stain. The application of Colourlock Leather Cleaner will avoid dirt latch on to the surface, and remove any residues left by the use of other product treatments in the past.

Product Tip for Leather Cleaning

We recommend to use the ‘Leather Brush’ during the cleaning process in order to remove dirt deposited on the structure of the leather.

Remove Greasy Dirt

Degrease the surface with Colourlock Leather Cleaning Spirit, in order to remove any greasy residues in the areas to be treated to refresh the leather dye. These will facilitate adhesion of the leather dye. The Leather Cleaner is very effective to remove common dirt but does not remove oil, wax or silicone residues left on the leather surface. These substances minimize the effectiveness of ‘Leather Fresh’ and ‘Liquid Leather’.

Leather sanding

Before applying the color/dye, it is necessary to sand rough areas (if any) using the Leather Sanding Pad.

Refresh your leather dye

The areas with discoloration or cracks can be repaired with Leather Fresh (leather dye/color). The leather color/dye can be applied with a clean sponge, dabbing and drying with a hair dryer after each color application. Repeat this action until you have obtained your desired color coverage on the leather surface.

Leather Fresh is available in 46 different colors in our standard color cart which you can find here. If you cannot find the color you need, you can navigate our cars manufacturers leather interior color cart here or indicate to us the name your car manufacturer has given to the leather interior (i.e. Porsche Sand Beige) and if we have the original color sample in-house, we will mix the special color for you with an extra charge. Otherwise, you can always ship us a sample of your leather interior color, as big as 1cm2 and we will prepare your color.

If you leather interior shows deeper cracks or small tears, these can be repaired with Liquid Leather. Please refer to the ‘Leather Repair Guide’ for instructions.

Leather Conditioning

Half hour after applying the leather dye, proceed to apply the Leather Protector with a clean sponge or cloth. This product is a nourishing cream with UV filters which prevents discoloration, vitamin E and antioxidants for the leather. It protects the leather against aging.

Its use allows the leather to remain soft since antioxidants stop the dehydration process of the leather, induced by the regular attrition. This product is ideal for new or antique leather, for both furniture and leather in cars.

Leather Sealing (protection against dirt penetration)

Apply Leather Shield with a clean sponge or cloth. This product offers protection to the surface of worn leather. It protects the entry points and seats of the car and also furniture from fast attrition and discoloration. Minimizes the effect of color transfer from clothes such as jeans on the car seats.