Colourlock Leather Care & Repair Training Day

Colourlock is a market-leading manufacturer of specialist automotive leather cleaning, leather care, leather repair and leather protection products. Using the latest technology, Colourlock’s innovative leather care range is made from high quality, non-toxic ingredients and designed to provide an effective solution for the total care of automotive leather interiors.

Automotive leather interiors require regular maintenance in order to retain suppleness and appearance. Without the right care, leather can become stained with accidental spillages, body oils, sun creams, sticky foods, mud, etc. Additionally, UV rays can cause the leather to become faded, to dry out and become cracked. Repeated entering and exiting the vehicle causes abrasion and wear on the seats and bolsters. Eventually, leather can become worn through or even ripped. Fixing these problems is an integral part of the detailing process and requires specialist knowledge, techniques and tools.

Hosted at UF Studio, Brands Hatch, and delivered by Ram Iyer, Colourlock UK Managing Director, the Colourlock Training & Certification Day is designed to give professionals a deeper understanding of the material, leather care and processes required to repair and re-colour faded interiors. In addition to safe cleaning protocols, participants will learn about the different types of automotive leather and how best to protect them from stains and UV damage. Participants will be taught how to assess damage, repair cracked or torn areas and restore faded, tired-looking leather seats and upholstery. At the end of the session, there will be the opportunity for participants to try their hand at colour mixing, matching dyes to upholstery. On completion of this course, participants will receive Colourlock Approved Certification and be able to advertise advanced leather care and repair knowledge as part of their detailing services.

The Colourlock training day was really useful. Customers often ask me for a leather repair or recolouring and up until now, I’ve had to pass on this work. After training I am now able to offer Leather Repair as part of my service. Ram was very approachable and highly knowledgeable. I came away with so much information – I never knew how much there is to know about leather! I would recommend this course to anyone looking to extend their range of services. There was so much involved in this one-day event, I’d like to do it again! – Mark Gonsalves, Enhanced Detailing, London

Who’s it for? Professionals seeking Colourlock-certification

The day will cover:

  • Theory session – overview of the different types of leather & how automotive leather is manufactured
  • Theory session – overview of Colourlock products for detailers
  • Practical session – cleaning & removal of stains such as mud, water spots & biro
  • Practical session – repairing cracks, tears & holes
  • Practical session – re-colouring faded or worn seats & upholstery
  • Colour mixing competition

UF Studio, 1, Brands Hatch Park
Fawkham, Kent, DA3 8PU
Contact Telephone: (M-F, 8am – 6pm) 01474 360 360

Course times: 9am – 5pm daily, lunch at 12.30

Travel by car: We are 10 minutes off M25 Junction 3 (Swanley), follow signs for A20 / Brands Hatch.
Airport: 35 minute drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
Train: The nearest local train stations are. Swanley (SAY) 6 miles, Longfield (LGF) 4 miles, Eynsford (EYN) 4 miles. We are happy to collect from the station by prior arrangement.

Accommodation, Food & Drink:
The closest hotel is Brands Hatch Mercure which is situated by the main entrance to the circuit, just 2 minutes from the studio.
Brands Hatch Mercure, Brands Hatch Race Circuit, Fawkham, Kent, DA3 8PE Tel: (+44) 871 376 9008, Email: (dot co). Lunch and drinks will be provided throughout the duration of your course, please let us know in advance of any dietary restrictions, food allergies or cultural and religious preferences.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Minimum class size: 4
  • Maximum class size: 8
  • Prices and next available dates here
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