Treating Scratches on Leather March 9, 2011Posted by Hudson's Furniture in Uncategorized.
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We love our furry friends, but when they want to claw and jump up on our new leather couch, it’s hard to keep an eye on them at all times. We can discipline however we want, but the scratches remain. Here’s what you will need to fix those unsightly scratches at home if you find yourself without a leather repair kit handy.
- Leather touch-up pain, leather dye, watercolor paint, or a marker pen
- A fine-tipped paintbrush
- Straight pin
- 3 toothpicks
- Craft glue
- Hair dryer (optional)
- Apply the paint or dye to the lighter-colored areas of the scratches to match the color of the leather finish. You can choose to use the fine-tipped paintbrush or toothpick.
- Use the pin or a clean toothpick to hold back the tiny edges of the scratches. Apply craft glue, using a toothpick or paintbrush, under the edges of the scratches.
- Press the edges of the scratches down gently, using the opposite end of the paintbrush. Don’t apply too much pressure, or the glue will push out from under the edges of the scratches.
- With a damp rag, gently wipe in the direction of the scratches to remove excess glue.
- Use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process if needed.