Scotch Tape Removed Color From Leather Couch

I removed a piece of scotch tape from a leather sofa, it took the color off where the tape was. How do I return the brown shade to the area where the tape was?

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July 21, 20080 found this helpful

You can try shoe polish or leather dye. You might even call up a shoe/leather repair shop and ask their advice.

I had a cat that used my leather sofa as a scratching post when I was out. It's claws would bring forward the light 'suede' of the underside of the leather. It would protrude in jillions of little 'strings'. I 'shaved' them off with a sweater shaver and used black shoe polish to dye them and spiffy up the bottom of the sofa. Worked like a charm. Good luck on your project.

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July 23, 20080 found this helpful

It's likely the colour was not removed, it is probablly the 'glue' from the tape that is making it look discoloured. Wash the area with a mild detergent and water and then rub with the inside of a banana peel to buff the leather back to it's original luster. I've used this on everything from 'bug guts on hubby's motorcycle gear to purses and shoes. It works everytime.

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