Common Leather Damage and Repair

Any leather furniture can be an attractive addition to any home. However, leather furniture is vulnerable to scratches, blemish, stains, and fading. These can diminish the appearance of your furniture. Let’s take a look at the most common leather damages and what it can be done to repair them to bring back the beauty of you leather upholstery.

Marks, Scuffs, and Scratches

Marks and scratches on leather furniture are common, especially if you have children and pets at home. Pens and children toys can cause marks and scratches. Chemical cleaning, recolouring, and leather welding can be done to repair these problems, particularly when the size of damage is big. For simple scratches and marks, you can apply a small amount of white vinegar to make the mark swell and then apply a shoe polish that matches the colour of the leather.

Scratches caused by your dog or cat can be nasty at times. As a proven rule, do not let your pet on your leather furniture. If you do, make sure you have throws to use. Throws can minimize scratching. Leather fillers or tanner’s resin may be effective to avoid dog scratches. A scratching post for cats can also avoid them starching your leather.

Broken Stitching

Your leather furniture such as a couch can have torn seams or broken stitching. This damage can be repaired through manual stitching or machine sewing.


Leather cracking needs to be handled by leather repair specialist because cleaning and recolouring is needed to uncrack the leather. This will leave your leather furniture to have a uniform appearance by making the cracks less visible.

Tears and Rips

Although leather is resistant to tearing and ripping, it is not completely safe from having these damages. Professional leather welding, upholstering, and other methods can be done to repair a rip, tear, burn, or cut in any area of your furniture.

Fading and Discoloration

There are types of leather like aniline that can fade from direct exposure to sunlight. It is unsightly if your furniture has a different colour than the other side. If this is the problem, leather dye can be used to bring back uniformity in colour. The dye type needed depends on the type of your leather. If you have aniline leather, you need to use aniline dye.

If there are damages, whether big or small, that you cannot repair, make sure to call All Aces Services at 1800 00 10 10 to fix the problem. We offer leather care services and leather damage repair such as protected leather re-coating, scratches and burns fixing, leather re-dyeing, stain removal, and many more.

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