Repairing Your Leather Sofa: Scratches, Scuff Marks, and Discoloration
Scratches on your leather sofa definitely take away from the beautiful space that is your living room. The possible ways that something can inflict damage on your leather sofa are countless. Out of control cats and dogs, children’s’ toys, or sharp edges in your pockets, you name it. Good news, all of the damage done to your leather sofa can easily be fixed by following this leather sofa repair guide.
Fixing Scratches and Scuffs:
Step one: Addressing the scuff mark – get a wet rag or cloth and apply it to the area surrounding the scuff mark. Usually dirt will gather around the scuff if don’t fix it immediately. Wash the area until all of the dirt is gone.
Step two: Administer a couple drops of orange oil directly onto the scuff and continue to polish off the area sufficiently. Doing so, you are effectively covering up the mark, making it less visible to the human eye.
Step three: Keep everybody off the sofa for at least an hour. Ask someone around you if they can identify the mark, if they are unsuccessful then you have succeeded.
Step one: If you don’t already have rubber gloves and coloring spray for leather, then go out and buy them. To prevent your hands from getting stained, wear the gloves before you get started. Before you get started, check to see if the color of the spray matches the color of you sofa as much as possible.
Step two: Administer the colorant spray to the discolored areas of the couch. You can do a quick color check by spraying a little of the spray on a corner of the couch to see if you’re satisfied with the color. If you are content with the color, then continue applying to effected areas.
Step three: Verify that the leather on the sofa is straight before any coloring is sprayed, use weights if necessary. For the spots that are the most discolored, apply the colorant with a sponge to ensure you have enough. Once an even amount has been applied to the entire surface to your satisfaction, give the couch enough time to fully dry, approximately 2 – 3 hours, and then return it to its destination. When everything is finished, the sofa should look brand new.
Instead of throwing your sofa away when it starts to get a little old and show signs of aging, you can follow the aforementioned leather sofa repair guide to efficiently fix scuff marks, scratches, and discoloration.