Learn the craft… Learn the Skills…. Earn your Gliptone Wings
John Severn, our resident leather expert and trainer – since 2008 has created a full leather care and repair program catering for both the car enthusiast and for large corporate consultations. The key to his success is a passion for that perfect finish and following the key steps to leather restoration using his leading repair system and Gliptone’s specialist performance range.
We offer a range of 1-3 day courses available online or based at our Cheshire facilities. To book, speak to our advisors on 01244 726695.
Bespoke online day courses include the relevant kits so you can tailor courses for you or your teams requirements.
Rates: Bespoke online days courses are on request.
This course is designed for everyone, whether you want to start your own business, have a refresher or even if you work within the leather industry already. You will walk away with a better understanding of leather as a whole as well as exploring the different types and grades of leather available. Giving you the confidence and knowledge to communicate more effectively when discussing leather with customers.
We will go over the many different leather types, finishes and the techniques to establish the type of leather your dealing with.
We will go over minor repairs, this includes minor scuffs, cracking, dye transfer removing and various cleaning methods too.
You should walk away with confidence and a more enriched knowledge base of leather and leather repairs.
In our 2-day course you will gain a much more in-depth knowledge of repairs, colour changes, Aniline restoration, Pull Up restoration, grease removal and major repairs like holes, rips and tears. We will also cover grain replication and touch on colour and sheen matching. This course would complement any leather technician who wants to gain more knowledge.
The 3-Day course has the same content as the 2 days but we dedicate a single day to colour matching. Colour matching is very much an art form. We will show you the fundamentals to obtain a colour match and importantly the subtle tweaking of the colour and sheen to get a perfect finish. Practice makes perfect with colour matching however following John’s expertise and knowledge you can evolve into a true Colour Master.
Courses at our Cheshire Facility:
|Course Name||Duration||Price (Per Person)|
|Introduction to Leather
& Minor Repairs
|Leather Restoration & Repairs||2 Day||£420|
|Leather Restoration & Repairs
& Colour Matching
|Colour Matching||1 Days||£240|