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    Default Cameo leather, Prairie and Weston leathers

    Hello Duane,
    Looking for some information on leather in the caramel color family. I like Cameo Caramel on a chair but was thinking about a contrast welt and wondered how that would look if we used Prairie Caramel as it is a more uniform color for a welt.
    Also, at one time I was considering Weston Sunrise Burnished but I no longer see it on HM website. Did they discontinue that color??

    Thank you for all your knowledge and assistance
    GH

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    Default Re: Cameo leather, Prairie and Weston leathers

    Since you are using the main body leather (Cameo) as a Burnished hide, I suggest you use a burnished leather as well for the welt if contrasting, since the burnishing will be done over all the leathers, welts included. When you do a contrast welt, you want high-definition so you can see the contrast. The Weston Sunrise (which has been dropped) isn't going to have that when used with the Caramel, the colors will be too close to one another. I'd suggest you do the welt in Cameo Mocha so it shows up. Note there is no extra charge for contrast welt when done in the same grade leather (or lower).

    Here's my barstools in my own home, and I did a contrast welt. Body leather is Cameo Brown and welts in Cameo Mocha - you need that dark to show the contrast.

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    Default Re: Cameo leather, Prairie and Weston leathers

    Thank you, Duane,
    Those bar stools are gorgeous and I know from prior conversations you have had them a long time. Is there anything you do to the leather when they get inadvertently scratched?

    There may be enough contrast between Cameo Caramel, which is more of a pale tan/golden color and the Cameo Brown of your bar stools. I'll take your advice and look again.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Cameo leather, Prairie and Weston leathers

    Burnished leathers respond very nicely by rubbing some Vaseline Intensive Care Hand Lotion into the area, I usually do three or four applications - makes my hands soft, too!
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    Default Re: Cameo leather, Prairie and Weston leathers

    Duane,
    Thank you for that wonderful advise and my dry hands can use some help too!

    Quote Originally Posted by drcollie View Post
    Burnished leathers respond very nicely by rubbing some Vaseline Intensive Care Hand Lotion into the area, I usually do three or four applications - makes my hands soft, too!

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    Default Re: Cameo leather, Prairie and Weston leathers

    Quote Originally Posted by gkholdridge View Post
    Duane,
    Thank you for that wonderful advise and my dry hands can use some help too!
    Duane
    What is the difference between a wax pull up burnished and an oil pull up?
    Stickley has a wax pull up on a dining chair I purchased.
    Grace

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    Default Re: Cameo leather, Prairie and Weston leathers

    A burnished leather is simply a puli-up hide that has been sanded lightly, then the piece is fully upholstered. Afterwards, it goes to the finish room for the burnishing - a form of glazing - and then a sealer coat applied.

    All pull-up hides are wax-infused to my knowledge, that's part of what allows them to color burst.
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    Default Re: Cameo leather, Prairie and Weston leathers

    Can contrasting welts be done on program sofas?

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    Default Re: Cameo leather, Prairie and Weston leathers

    SueCT,

    Duane will have to validate, but I believe from what he said during my visit last Saturday was program sofas are NOT eligible for contrasting welts, as they use married leather kits that are already cut. However, you do have some flexibility with the nail head trim.

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    Default Re: Cameo leather, Prairie and Weston leathers

    Thank you, that is what I suspected, but I did not know if the kits were pre-sewn with welting or just pre-cut. I thought I remembered him saying you can have it without the welting, which would mean it is not pre-sewn. But I do understand that customization is very limited and that, reasonably, is part of how they keep the price down. Thanks.

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