How to repair scratched leather couch?

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How to repair a tear in a leather couch and remove (or hide) scratch marks?



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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 30, 2016
    Try rubbing some shoe polish onto the scratches.

  • William William on Aug 30, 2016
    Leather conditioner or saddle soap!

  • Carol S Anderson Carol S Anderson on Aug 30, 2016
    Use paste type shoe polish, let dry well and follow with leather. May require a couple of treatments.

  • Tonia Tonia on Aug 31, 2016
    If they are superfical scrathes I would try a good leather cleaner first (Meguiar's Gold). Test it on a hidden area first. Use a generous amount on a cotton rag and work into the scratches.

  • Angela Angela on Jan 12, 2018
    Your chair looks just like recliner did. I searched and searched the web for help and found “Rub-n-Restore”. This product is AMAZING and cheap. It only took me a couple of hours to repair the cat scratches using superglue and sandpaper (tutorial on how to do this is on their website) and restore the color to my recliner. I also changed the color of my recliner. I went from a reddish-brown to deep chocolate brown and like it so much better. But with this product I could’ve even changed the color to white! My recliner looks like new. You can use the Rub-n-Restore on vinyl as well but the repair technique only works on leather. Sorry, this picture is two years old and I didn’t take a before pic. But it was bad! Here is the link. Check out their tutorials. I do not work for or get kick backs from this company. I just truly love this amazing product.


  • Ell4925614 Ell4925614 on Aug 08, 2016
    LeatherNu. Bought it online. Works great!

  • NYC Realtor Robin NYC Realtor Robin on Aug 08, 2016
    Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

  • Rick Clark Rick Clark on Aug 08, 2016
    I have used Leather Magic to repair my automobile seats. I've used it to fiix everything from wear spots and scratches like yours to holes and tears (all caused by my dog). It works really well. Try Amazon for a good price on Leather Magic.

  • Jason Marquardt Jason Marquardt on Aug 08, 2016
    Somebody told me that real beeswax takes care of those scratches. I never tried it though.

  • Genie Genie on Aug 08, 2016
    I have read that good ol' olive oil, constantly rubbed into leather (preferably in circular moves) brings it back to good. Haven't tried it ourselves yet but will. Our leather suite though is dark brown/red so will wait and see. Anything is worth a try

  • Mcastler Mcastler on Aug 08, 2016
    USE TURPENTINE. HAD LEATHER SECTIONAL OUT FOR CURB PICK UP, NEIGHBOR STOPPED BY AND HAD RAG WITH TURPENTINE OUT AND ALL THE SCRATCHES, AND BLACK INDENTS WERE GONE

  • Nancy Baxter Nancy Baxter on Aug 08, 2016
    Try cleaning by rubbing lightly with a wet rag and toothpaste