Wipe a thin layer of leather -recoloring balm over the scratched areas. Buff away the excess leather -recoloring balm in a smooth circular motion, using a chamois cloth. Spray a light coating of orange or olive oil on the surface of the couch .
If you are using the Leather Repair Touch Up Kit, simply use a sponge in place of the Airbrush used in the later stages of the guide. STEP 1: TRIM ANY LOOSE FIBRES. STEP 2: APPLY LEATHER BINDER. STEP 3: SAND THE AREA DOWN. STEP 4: APPLY THE HEAVY FILLER. STEP 5: SAND AREA DOWN. STEP 6: APPLY 1ST COAT OF COLORANT.
It is a common mistake to use shoe polish on leather upholstery. The leather used in upholstery is tanned differently from the leather in shoes . It does not soak up shoe polish like shoes do , so the polish will just sit on the surface of your leather and make a sticky mess.
The two biggest culprits when it comes to pet sofa damage are nail marks and dander. Fortunately, both can be neutralised with some regular grooming. Make sure you keep the claws of your furry friend nicely trimmed and filed to avoid claw marks (as well as painful chips for your pet).
Wipe such scratches with a dab of white vinegar on a soft white cloth; the vinegar makes leather fibers swell, which may mask the scratch. If any small fibers stick out, trim them away with scissors. A leather polish that is clear or matches the leather’s tint rubbed over the area hides the scratches even more.
First add a small amount of leather oil to the area and rub in a circular motion which may help to lessen the scratch . Leave to dry completely and apply some leather conditioner in order to maintain a good level of oil and wax in the leather . Using Vaseline is also a good option for light scratches .
Apply a very small amount of shoe polish onto a cloth and wipe the polish over the area on the leather that needs to be fixed. Be sure to choose a shoe polish that contains wax; the polish that Katie used is Kiwi Shoe Polish . Here is a video of Katie applying the shoe polish to the couch.
Clean the leather and apply prep product. Allow the furniture to dry for 15 minutes before applying the leather dye with the help of an applicator. Apply a leather dye to the entire couch followed by another light layer. Make sure to apply dye consistently through all cracks, piping and seams.