Two Best Methods For Repairing Peeling & Cracking Issues Of Vinyl Couch
Vinyl leather is much cheaper than real leather, and most of the time are easier to clean. But it is prone to peeling as well as cracking after a long period of time. So in order to fix this issue follow the methods given below:
Method 1: Interior Latex Paint
- Peel And Sand: The first step under this method is to sand away any loose sections of faux leather. The Faux leather tends to peel, just like paint. In that case, peel away most of the loose Vinyl that is on top of the fabric backing. After that, use a very fine-grit sanding sponge to smooth down any of the rough edges as well as bubbles.
- Apply: After the above step is done then apply a coat of the interior latex house paint, then leave the paint to dry. If the user wishes to achieve the smoothest finish, then pour the paint into a tray, and apply it with a mini foam paint roller. Leave the paint to dry out completely before moving to the next step. This may take a few hours, which will depend on the type of paint used.
- Lightly Sanding: After the paint is completely dried, then lightly sand the area again and wipe away any dust. Simply take a piece of fine-grit sandpaper or a fine-grit sanding sponge and start lightly sanding the paint until the surface will feel smooth to touch after that wipe away the dust with the help of a soft cloth. This step will also expose some of the backing material underneath the paint, this is fine, and is part of achieving a smooth finish.
- Repeat: Under this step the user needs to repeat the painting as well as the sanding process up to 4 more times. Each of the time when applying a coat of latex paint, the user will fill in the grain on the exposed backing. While sanding the paint, the user is smoothing down any raised area. It totally depends on how bad the condition of the couch is, whether it will need 4 or fewer coats.
- Buff: It is important to buff the affected area which is painted with a paste wax until it feels smooth. It will act as a sealant for the paint and will also prevent it from getting sticky. Simply apply and rub the paste wax, then wipe it off with the help of a soft cloth. The user needs to keep buffing the surface until it will feel smooth and the wax is all absorbed into the area.
- Powder: At last, the user needs to dust baby powder or simply a talcum powder over the wax. This is optional but will help the wax to set as well as dry faster. Apply the powder using a powder brush, after applying wait for few minutes so that the powder will absorb into the wax.
Method 2: Rips And Tears
- Cut: For rips and tears cut a denim patch that should be little larger than the tear. It depends on the shape of the tear, the patch can be square or rectangular. But it should be big enough to cover the entire affected area, plus denim extra from each side.
- Use Tweezers: In order to insert the patch into the affected area use the tweezers. Avoid using the fingers for this, using fingers can cause the vinyl leather to warp. Carefully use the tweezers to slide the denim into the tear.
- Flexible Glue: Using a toothpick apply a flexible glue onto the back of the faux leather. Simply Coat a toothpick with flexible glue, then gently put it into one side of the tear. In order to make sure the toothpick coats all the back of faux leather move the toothpick around, then repeat the same process for the other side.
- Wipe And Press: Wipe off the excess glue, with help of a paper towel or a soft cloth to wipe away any excess glue that may come out from the tear and then press the tear together using the fingers, press all edges of the tear, so that they are flush with the rest of the area. The user can press down on the tear using a board until the glue fully dries.
- Texturize: Using the superglue and a paper towel the user can texturize the tear. Simply fill out the crack using a little bit of superglue, then pat the area with a scrunched up paper towel. This will help lift the excess glue and will add some texture.