Nail Polish Remover on Leather

I used nail polish remover to remove paint from my brown leather sofa. It took the paint off, but also the color. Any ideas on what I can use to put some color back in? I already tried shoe polish and it did not work. Thanks for your help.


By kimgmv from Dallas, TX

July 28, 20090 found this helpful
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I used paste shoe polish on my dark brown leather furniture and it covered a spot nicely. Also, they make leather dye for home use. Check with a good leather furniture store.

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July 30, 20090 found this helpful
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To do it right, contact a shoe or saddle repair shop, as they will have actual leather dye and can help you put it back correctly. Or a Tandy Leather Store, and it will probably be a two step finish to restore both the color and the shine. Good Luck!

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August 20, 20100 found this helpful
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The sofa manufacturer may have a dye you can buy for a perfect match, call them and explain. After this it is a good idea to call them BEFORE attempting to remove any stains, things like this can void the warranty. Good luck.

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March 27, 20110 found this helpful
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I just used an instant black polish. I reckon I'm lucky as mine is black, and black is pretty much 'black', some people might struggle with brown and tan shades of sofa. Anyway it worked a treat and I've gone round covering up every little scratch and it looks great!

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