Although leather is a beautiful thing – a strong cover for furniture, shoes, bomber jackets, coats, luggage, and many other things, it can still be scratched. Deep scratches are more noticeable, but even light scratches can damage your leather goods, not so attractive. Therefore, you will want to heal yourself before it turns into scratches or tears.
The fastest, easiest way to repair your item is to buy a liquid leather repair kit. These kits are quite affordable and are readily available on the Internet as well as in many department stores. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using the kit to get the best results. Basically, here’s how to use a kit to repair scratches in leather:
The kit includes liquid adhesives of different colors. The adhesive is designed to cover scratches so that they match the rest of the item. The first step is to choose or mix the right color (s) to match the color of your leather goods.
The second step is to use a toothpick to spread the adhesive in the scratch. Make sure you spread the adhesive evenly without leaving high or thick spots. Complete this step with adhesive and blending to make it look like anything else.
The third step is to select the artificial grain paper from the cut. Compare each piece of paper to the grain of your leather item so you can choose the best match. The grain paper will form grains in the adhesive so that it blends with the rest. Then, place the appropriate paper over the repaired area.
The next step in the instructions is to use the heat applicator included in the kit to heat the paper and the colored liquid adhesive. Heat is the key to making a leather product a secure adhesive bond. Using a heat applicator, rotate it against the paper in a circular pattern for several minutes. After attaching the colored liquid adhesive to the scratch, allow the repair to cool completely before using the item again.
There is another method you can use to repair scratches in your leather goods if the scratch is not too deep. Light scratches can be repaired and removed using skin dyes.
These are available for purchase at your local leather repair shop. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using the kit to get the best results. Basically, though, you’ll use an applicator or toothpick to scratch the dye.
Be careful not to over-dye the skin. Make sure you spread it evenly without leaving high or thick spaces. Finally, smooth and blend the dye to make it look like the rest of the item. Allow the dye to dry thoroughly before using the item.
If the leather scratches you want to repair are on a piece of furniture, you can contact and buy a touch-up kit sold by the original manufacturer.