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Repairing a Leather Couch

Your beautiful leather couch is starting to show its age, with worn spots, wrinkles, and more. Before you go buy a new one, consider repairing and rejuvenating it yourself. This is a guide about repairing a leather couch.

Old leather Couch with missing button
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July 12, 2016 Flag
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Please help. I found a video on how to fix this, but can't find any Leather Studio paint. Any other suggestions? What can I do to stop all this peeling, how can I fix what's already peeled off?

peeling leather chair
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May 3, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about repairing scratches on leather furniture. Pets, children, and normal usage can result in scratches on your leather furniture.

Close up of nubuck leather with scratch marks

August 6, 2013 Flag
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My leather sofa looks so horrible. I hate it. It has two seat cushions and two back cushions (attached to the sofa) and the back cushions just sag into two big lumps when you sit down and the seat cushions are like a pile of wrinkles. When I sit down, the seat cushions slide out and drive me crazy. Should I just get a new sofa or can I fix this? Help!

By R.L.H

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August 8, 20130 found this helpful

It sounds like this couch gave it's all for you and the others who used it. Time to get a new one. Thrift shops are a great place to look, so just keep that in mind.


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August 14, 20130 found this helpful

When my Mom needed her sofa fixed. We fund a lady throwing an old (but clean) sofa away. We took the filling out of the seat and back of the couch. My Moms couch had zippers in the back of her cushions so it was easy to unzip, fill fluff and rezip. If your sofa doesn't have zippers you have to cut the cushion or back cushion open in a unconspicuous place. The opening has to be big enougn to get your arm inside to spread and evenly distribute the fiberfil. After the cushions are stuffed use button thread and a curved needle to sew the place,you cut open, closed.My Moms sofs looked like a brand new one wen I finished. I did overstuff somewhat because I knew the cushions would smoosh somewhat as we sat on them.

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February 21, 2005 Flag
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What do you do with a 10 year old, leather couch that is starting to look wrinkly and cracking? Is there any product we should be using on our couch? Leather conditioner?


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September 15, 20050 found this helpful

HI, this product here will re-instate the colour of your leather. Just pick the colour that best matches your leather

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June 9, 20060 found this helpful

It really sounds like you just need a good leather cleaning and conditioning... Lexol or No Bull leather treatment may be all you need. You can find No Bull On ebay and lexol any horse and tack or auto parts store... Yes there are companies that may be in your area that can re color... However you might just need some service... Consider finding a leather cleaning company in your area... check out some links on this sight

To find out about leather types such as "pigmented" verses aniline check out this link

If your leather is aniline .... recoloring will change the feel....

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January 25, 20070 found this helpful

There is a larger bottle version of this professional grade leather cleaner and treatment. Its been getting very good feedback from customers...

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February 5, 20090 found this helpful

I had a tiger (real Bengal) try to sharpen claws on leather arm of couch so there are puncture marks all over sofa. Help me!

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November 28, 2011 Flag
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I had Resolve spill on my leather couch and the color came off. Is there a product that can help me?

By Jill

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December 2, 20110 found this helpful

You might try shoe polish. I had a brown leather couch that got some scratches and I put a coat of close-to-the-color shoe polish on them-looked good!

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October 4, 20140 found this helpful

My husband and I just bought a really beat up leather chair and ottoman hoping we could rehab it.

We used dark brown shoe polish on it and it looks fabulous! There were even places that the surface of the leather was rough and light colored and it took the polish. We only paid $60.00 and it looks like we paid hundreds! Finished over polish with conditioner. So far so good!

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March 19, 2009 Flag
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How do you cover or fix faded spots on a leather sofa?

Donna from NJ

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March 23, 20090 found this helpful

Have you tried shoe polish? I'd use the solid kind.

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November 17, 2009 Flag
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I have a taupe leather love seat. I am looking for a creme consistency dye/tint to blend worn areas and scratches. The furniture manufacturer is no help. Has anyone used shoe dye cream, or another product, for a similar problem?

By Susan from Albany, NY

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