How can I repaint/refurbish peeling bonded leather dining chairs?

They are parson type dining room chairs that are infrequently used. All of a sudden, they seem to be peeling and cracking. HELP!!!
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 17, 2016
    First a typical question are they faux or real leather?The process will be different.
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    • Christine Diaz Farrell Christine Diaz Farrell on May 22, 2016
      Thanks for the info!!
  • Stephanie Stephanie on May 18, 2016
    Sorry to tell you - but no there isn't really anything you can do :( It is going to be way easier to recover them so they all match. It will not cost much & is a quick great for sure fix!!!
  • Lalybelle Lalybelle on May 18, 2016
    I did mine. If you are willing to change the "look" from sleek and modern, to aged and sort of rustic. Not altogether rustic, just a lot more texture. They were peeling and, in some cases, pitted. I used a soft brush and brushed off as much loose material as possible. I chose a medium color and painted with homemade chalk paint. I let my paint really (really) dry in between coats and did 3 coats. Finally, I waxed. First with clear, then with a really light hand, I used dark in a circular pattern kind of in patches. This gave my chairs a "skin" or "suede" look, and the wax made them very supple and comfortable. I hope this helps! I never throw things away!