Yes, Leather Painting is a Thing!

Have a worn out leather chair? Don't throw it out... you can actually paint it. Yes, leather paint is real!
How many of you have leather furniture that looks just like this….. worn out in the butt area and faded where the sun hits it??
Notice also that the headrest area wasn’t faded…. just the rest of it. The chair was a mess.
This is the ReLuv leather paint that I used. It is amazing. The process is really quite simple, too. You can find a complete supply list and also where to find this fabulous paint on the post.
Here is a worn out shoulder spot and you can see how much better it looked after one coat of Reluv, but it still needed a little of the product ragged on right in the center to make it all more even.
The Reluv goes on super fast and dries well and it does NOT FEEL painted afterwards. It needs NO sealer (and all the angels in Heaven are singing over that). Another great thing is that it does NOT come off on your clothes.
If you feel like watching a video of how quick and easy it goes on, I have one listed on the post. Just please pretend that I don’t have stain splattered on my face and pretend my hair and makeup are done, ok???

Jennifer Allwood
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Pam33065133 Pam33065133 on Jun 23, 2018

    I have a leather purse but it has a drip mark down the front. Can you paint it to fix that problem?

  • Nicole Harkins-Leff Nicole Harkins-Leff on Jul 03, 2018

    What if there is an area that has a cut in the leather?? Is there something I can do to save my furniture. My daughter accidentaly cut it with a razor blade

  • Terrie Terrie on Mar 06, 2020

    I tried painting a piano bench, looked and felt horrible. Thought for sure the paint would crack. Any ideas of what I did wrong?

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  • Liz P Liz P on Sep 14, 2016
    Where do I find the paint for leather chairs? Is this stuff at the Home Depot's and Lowe's stores, or do I have to order it? Looks awesome!!!

  • Colleen Colleen on Sep 29, 2019

    I have used shoe dye. My chair looks like new.

    • Jeanette Jeanette on May 20, 2020

      I gave used waxy shoe polish successfully on leather chair. Works well but isn't permanent.

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