Leather furniture can transform a living space from casual to elegant, drab to fab, humble to highfalutin! Often a beautiful piece of leather furniture becomes the focal point of a room, and the place where everyone wants to plop down and get comfortable. But what if it's marred with scratches? What if it looks like your cat used it as a scratching post or your dog ran in circles on it all day while you were at work? More likely than not your leather couch has seen better days and has suffered a few scratches since landing in your living room. But never fear, whether your leather couch in your home or RV needs some TLC, you've come to the right place. Easily remove scratches from your leather couch with these tricks and it'll be back to looking like new in no time! Here's how!
- Dispense a small amount of olive oil onto your terry cloth or dishtowel and start massaging it onto the scratch on the leather couch in a circular motion. As soon as your cloth/towel is dry, add more olive oil and repeat the circular motion on other scratched areas.
- Pay special attention to any scratch that is deeper or the inside of the leather is showing through. Go over it with the cloth and try to get the leather to lie down if it's exposed.
- Using a clean, dry cloth, wipe off any excess olive oil. If your couch is very dry, the leather will drink it up. However if there's extra on the surface you'll want to wipe it clean with a cloth.
- If this application doesn't take care of the scratches the first time, give it another try. Depending on the severity of the scratches and the color of the leather, it might take a few swipes of olive oil to condition it and help it blend in.
Other Alternatives for Scratched Leather
If you happen to have leather conditioner that came with your couch, use that to treat the scratches first. If not, look for the name of the manufacturer on the underside of the couch and contact them for advice on restoring and reconditioning it. They might even send you a free repair kit! If you can't go this route, then give the olive oil a try.
Another alternative for reconditioning a couch and treating scratches on leather furniture is using a leather repair kit. LeatherNu Complete Leather Color Restoration & Repair Kit not only allows you to touch up and re-dye the leather, but it helps you repair it too! It includes seven intermix color dyes so you can expertly match the dye to the color of your leather. And to repair tears or deep scratches, it comes with professional repair compound.
Just because your once-flawless leather couch has a more worn-in look with scratches doesn't mean you need to drag it to the curb and slap a FREE sign on it! It's easy to restore its beauty using a staple you already have in your pantry and a little elbow grease.
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