The Chaise Saga

This three-part video series shows the epic repair and recoloring of a massive hole in a tufted leather chaise.

Part 1: Foam Reconstruction, Patching & Sewing

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:42 – Foam reconstruction
  • 02:30 – Sub-patching
  • 06:27 – Sewing
  • 07:42 – More foam
  • 10:17 – More sewing
  • 10:36 – Sewing recap & anchoring to the buttons
  • 11:54 – Glueing

Part 2: Repairing & Leveling the Surface with Filler

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:21 – Air dry vs. heat cure leather repair fillers
  • 01:07 – Clean with a solvent
  • 02:02 – Apply filler putty
  • 02:48 – Caution when using a heat gun on leather
  • 03:15 – Know when the filler is cured and embossing
  • 04:13 – Let cool and repeat
  • 05:38 – Level out wrinkles and ridges
  • 09:45 – Final texturizing
  • 12:00 – A word about spray grains

Part 3: Changing the Color & Burnishing

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 0:14 – Clean
  • 0:36 – The Tape Test
  • 1:10 – Primer
  • 1:45 – Mix a glaze
  • 3:02 – Test color adhesion
  • 4:30 – 1st coat glaze
  • 5:59 – Discussion of quantity
  • 7:00 – 2nd coat color
  • 7:28 – Burnishing
  • 8:36 – Buffing or sealing
  • 9:53 – Before and after

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