Asked on Sep 10, 2015

Furniture fixes for leather chairs

Adrienne Carrie Hubbard | Crafty Little GnomeMichelle LeslieMichelle Macon
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I'm fostering a cat and she has scratched my new leather chairs all over. Is there anyway I can fix the hole marks from her claws?
7 answers
  • Susan Boothe
    Susan Boothe
    on Sep 10, 2015

    You can try using a leather restorer kit, or you can actually paint it using chalk paint! There are several tutorials on you tube telling you how to do this.I've seen several examples of this and it seems to work really well.A couple of tips though I've heard several people say. With your leather damage, sand the chair smooth first. Use several thin coats sanding between each coat. Lastly apply several coats of wax sanding between each coat except the last, then buff well. This will protect it and keep from cracking.

    • Silly1
      Silly1
      on Sep 1, 2016

      I'm afraid that I'm in the same boat with scratches on my leather chair. I tried to access utube but could get anything but invitations to gamble... What should I type into my browser to access this information? Thanks!

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Sep 10, 2015

    Im sorry for that. There are leather kits available for this unfortunate happening.

    • Pat
      Pat
      on Sep 10, 2015

      Will they leave my chairs still looking like leather, I don't want to paint or make look plastic since I just bought them.

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Sep 10, 2015

    yes they will try narrowing the search on hometalk. I believe they show you the process. Keep posted.

    • Pat
      Pat
      on Sep 10, 2015

      Just went on you tube and saw lots of videos. Thanks!

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Sep 10, 2015

    Your welcome.Hope this helps.

  • Michelle Macon
    Michelle Macon
    on Mar 16, 2018

    Try Heirloom traditions on utube. Step by step instructions shown on a leather like/ vinyl chaise and ofc chair.
  • Michelle Leslie
    Michelle Leslie
    on Jun 13, 2020

    Hi Pat, sorry that your foster kitty has messed up your chairs. You can use “Rub-n-Restore”. It works really, really well and it's super easy to use. It comes in different colors too. It can also be used on vinyl. They have a whole bunch of tutorials on their website -

    https://www.rubnrestore.com/

  • They make couch protectors for couches for that reason. At the very least I would put those on ASAP to prevent further damage.

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