Advertisements: But this was the real thing, imported from South Africa, but still needed testing, (and I will admit, confirmation of action with the very knowledgeable Judy Bass at LTT Leather) The issue was can this be cleaned and recoloured, or does it need to moved on? The delicate pattern of the grain was a concern to the lady of the house who was in contention with the gentleman of the house, who just wanted it done. Always a concern when you are trying to placate both parties. And when the replacement costs of such upholstery is considered then it is a delicate situation. But I never take on a job as the end result being my responsibility, the problem was a problem to begin with, I can only TRY to make it look better. This leather was soooooooooo affected by UV, almost pink/white in colour and felt like sandpaper. A leap of faith and various dye tests and colours, produced I believe, one of the best jobs I have done. The clients were almost tearful when it was returned. The most noticeable thing in the process was that many of the darker greaser stains blended in better than Aniline, so easier to 'colour in' the dyes. Anyway.. a Happy Xmas all round.