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Touching Up Worn Spots on a Leather Sofa

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With use, a leather sofa can develop worn spots that differ in color and finish from the rest of the piece. This is a guide about touching up worn spots on a leather sofa.
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November 17, 2009

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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November 17, 20090 found this helpful

Our leather couch has lost some of it's very dark brown color in a few spots. Would hair dye work to touch it up?

By kmcb59 from WA

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Shoe Polish

I would use shoe polish instead of hair dye. Just make sure you remove any excess with a clean, dry rag. (08/25/2009)

By Sheryl

Shoe Polish or a Permanent Marker

My initial thought would be to use dark brown shoe polish as someone else also suggested. There is possibly some sort of leather dye out there too.

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Are they very small spots? How about a brown permanent marker?

Do you know who made your couch? Could you find an email address for the company and ask for a recommendation?

Our couch is dark brown as well, like so dark brown it almost looks black. My daughter made a scratch with her toenails and I just took a brown marker to cover up the tiny area where the color was missing. (08/28/2009)

By Debbie Dzurilla

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