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Reviving this thread...never got my leather bar stools re-done last year Was told leather was hard to come by in playa. Is that true ? Bringing down marine grade vinyl next week like they use on boat cushions. Need someone who can do a nice hand stitch jog. Any recommendations ?
, Marco. 984-115-2954, does great work, pickup, delivery

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, Marco. 984-115-2954, does great work, pickup, delivery
We are also in need of some upholstery work, so thanks for this info Paw'boy. Just sent Marco a WhatsApp regarding his services, and will follow up with this thread to let you know how things turned out.
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We are also in need of some upholstery work, so thanks for this info Paw'boy. Just sent Marco a WhatsApp regarding his services, and will follow up with this thread to let you know how things turned out.
Thanks Paw'boy, does Marco speak any English ?
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Thanks Paw'boy, does Marco speak any English ?
Marco is communicating with me in English. May be picking up my furniture today. Will keep you posted.
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Quick update.

Met Marco and his wife Sonya today when they came to pick up our furniture (a sofa and chair). He had swatches to select marine grade vinyl from a local company; so we won't have to mule it in from the U.S. He gave a turnaround time of one week.

They are both very personable and spoke perfect English.

Here is a photo of them taking the furniture (sofa inside vehicle and chair on top!):



We will let you know how it turns out.
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Quick update.

Met Marco and his wife Sonya today when they came to pick up our furniture (a sofa and chair). He had swatches to select marine grade vinyl from a local company; so we won't have to mule it in from the U.S. He gave a turnaround time of one week.

They are both very personable and spoke perfect English.

Here is a photo of them taking the furniture (sofa inside vehicle and chair on top!):



We will let you know how it turns out.
Just came back from the fabric store and purchased a good quality vinyl but not marine. Marine only had 5 colour choices and none were suitable.

I guess we will look at Marco's swatches and see if he has a colour we like. If he has something that would work that would be great.

Prefer marine as the wife likes to come from the pool and sit on the bar stool in her wet bathing suit.

Thanks for your updates...arrive Sunday and hope to see lots of sun
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Just came back from the fabric store and purchased a good quality vinyl but not marine. Marine only had 5 colour choices and none were suitable.

I guess we will look at Marco's swatches and see if he has a colour we like. If he has something that would work that would be great.

Prefer marine as the wife likes to come from the pool and sit on the bar stool in her wet bathing suit.

Thanks for your updates...arrive Sunday and hope to see lots of sun
He had tons of swatches (marine grade vinyl only) in various colors and textures, so you should be able to find something you like. He likes to match as closely as possible to what you are replacing. The swatch we selected looks just like the material of our furniture.

For what it's worth, he indicated that he has been doing this kind of work for 20 years.

Safe travels on Sunday. It's all sunny here right now. Better get weather update from Playa Weatherman
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, Marco. 984-115-2954, does great work, pickup, delivery
Is that a landline or cell number ?
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Is that a landline or cell number ?
It's his cell phone number. But it will much easier if you WhatsApp him or email. We used both methods to communicate with him.

His email address is:
alvarez(dot)marco24(@)yahoo(dot)com

If you use WhatsApp, once you select Mexico, it will automatically add the 52, then you enter his phone number: 1-984-115-2954

So it will look like this: 52-1-984-115-2954
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Quick update.

Met Marco and his wife Sonya today when they came to pick up our furniture (a sofa and chair). He had swatches to select marine grade vinyl from a local company; so we won't have to mule it in from the U.S. He gave a turnaround time of one week.

They are both very personable and spoke perfect English.

Here is a photo of them taking the furniture (sofa inside vehicle and chair on top!):



We will let you know how it turns out.
Marco and Sonya delivered our sofa and chair today...look absolutely amazing!!! The marine vinyl that we selected looks just like the rest of our leather furniture. When they brought the furniture back, it was all wrapped in plastic to protect it. That was a nice touch and extra kudos.

We are very excited and wanted to pass on additional information about his services.

He takes cash (pesos and USD), or wire transfer. No credit cards or PayPal at this point.

His pricing will depend on the job he is doing for you, but here is what we paid:

4800 pesos for labor
5760 for 18 meters of marine grade vinyl
800 pesos for pick up and delivery
TOTAL: $11,360 pesos
The cost certainly beats the purchase of new furniture.

We were very impressed with his turnaround time and his skill. We highly recommend his service and will use him again.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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I forgot to mention that the name of Marco's business is:

Upholstery Jirah - furniture restoration.

For his address and photos of other projects, you can check out his Yelp profile.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/tapicer%C3%...aya-del-carmen

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I forgot to mention that the name of Marco's business is:

Upholstery Jirah - furniture restoration.

For his address and photos of other projects, you can check out his Yelp profile.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/tapicer%C3%...aya-del-carmen
Marco came to pick up our bar stools today and he is returning Monday
Real nice fella !
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Marco came to pick up our bar stools today and he is returning Monday
Real nice fella !
Great...let us know how they turn out!
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Great...let us know how they turn out!
Well he was 4 days late and said that it was a difficult job and had to do the bar stools 3 times. In the end they look fantastic and we couldn't be more happier !

Thanks Paw'boy for recommending !
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