Comprehensive Guide to Leather Repair and Restoration: Leather Repair Training Manual
Advanced Leather Solutions, Inc., May 1, 2019 - Crafts & Hobbies - 370 pages
Want to explore the world of leather repair and restoration? This book is your answer. It's a deep-dive into the specifics of leather repair and restoration. As the only one of its kind, it covers all aspects of care, maintenance, repair and restoration of leather furniture, automotive, jackets, etc. The book teaches the science behind repair and restoration methodologies. The reader learns the underlying fundamentals as to why and how a particular task solves a problem, as well as the properties of the chemistry behind the best repair and restoration products. It takes the mystery out of how and why these repair techniques work. Readers have commented that with this book, you don't need formal training to be effective. Everything you need to know about the craft is in this book including marketing and sales ideas for a leather repair business. As an ebook, the reader can take advantage of the embedded links to videos, so its not just the written word, but also video that shows you how as well. If you are a retailer selling leather goods, its a great reference piece to have on hand. If you want to get into the business of leather repair, this book will give you all the knowledge you need, including tip on marketing. If you are a professional leather tech, then you know the importance of knowledge. This book, with its easy to follow, step by step learning process is chocked full of "How to" tips and tricks. In 350 plus pages, there is bound to be at least one or two money saving ideas even for experineced technicians.
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I agree with the other reviews..this is far and away the best publication pertaining to leather repair/ restoration available. Well written and easy to understand, even for the novice. If it's leather and can be fixed or restored...its covered. Recommend it to anyone in the restoration or furniture business.
Your training manual is by far the most thorough and comprehensive material available to the trade craftsman in the leather repair industry. Before discovering your company, I spent a week and considerable money in leather training with another company. If I had studied your manual prior to that training, it wouldn’t have been necessary as your manual went into much greater depth than my training ever approached. With leather repair, it’s all about details and details are provided in a succinct, easily understood manner. Along with the training manual, the supporting videos on youtube complements your system. I learn by both watching instructional videos and reading, so the combined videos/manual method really works for me. Your training methods, combined with your product offerings and phone/email support makes you the best source for anyone wanting to become competent and successful at leather repair and restoration. I think sourcing leather repair goods from ADV Leather is one of the best decisions a leather tech could make.
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