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Here's An Easy Fix For A Peeling Leather Couch

It's all about damage control


No matter how expensive or high-quality your couch is, time will come when it will start to show its age through wrinkles and worn spots—especially if it's made from leather. 

Before calling an upholstery pro, consider reviving your favorite seating yourself with just two things—tinted liquid repair and a flat iron! To help you get started, we've come up with a step-by-step guide that you can follow: 

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Before the repair: 

  • Check everything. Make sure you inspect every nook and cranny of the couch to take note of any other issues before you begin the repair process. It's more efficient to solve multiple problems at once than to constantly have to fix it every now and then. 
  • Clean the couch. Wipe down your entire sofa using a damp, lint-free white cloth. This will help your ensure that the real leather color shows so you can make a more accurate color match with your repair tint. 

Photo from Wikihow.  

What you need: 


  • Apply a small amount of tinted repair liquid over cracked areas using a small spatula. Feather it beyond the chipped area so the color blends well. 
  • Place the leather paper grain-side down over the area with wet tint. 
  • Press the flat, hot portion of the iron over the grain paper for thirty seconds, moving it for 20 to 30 seconds in circular motion. 
  • Allow the area to cool for at least an hour before peeling the grain paper from the area. 

Photo from Wikihow.  

Sources: eHow and Wikihow.  

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