Leather is a robust material, which is why leather-made products are expensive to buy. It is also strong and durable, and if taken care of, it can survive a lifetime. Although sturdy, leather is not invincible and gets damaged when exposed to pet claws or sharp objects. The moment you notice a hole or a puncture in your leather furniture, clothing, or footwear, it must be fixed right away.
The procedure for repairing a torn leather chair differs from that of repairing a handbag. However, you must keep an adhesive or filler handy. On the other hand, if the tear is big enough, it needs to be patched. Make sure that the patch you apply resembles the same texture and color of the leather used in your leather product.
Follow the below-mentioned steps to repair a hole in leather furniture.
To begin with, carefully examine the extent of damage. If the hole is a quarter of an inch, it doesn’t require patching. If the hole is slightly bigger, look for a spot from where you can borrow a piece of leather. Normally, the edges bent under the sofa are big enough to be used for mending minor damages. If you can’t find any, consider paying a visit to your local upholstery store.
If the damage is less than a quarter of an inch, a high-quality adhesive would do. With a fine-quality artist’s brush, dab some adhesive onto the damage. Give it time to dry before you start using that piece of furniture.
If the hole is bigger, cut the edges of the hole with a pair of scissors and make sure the edges are smooth. Now, insert a paper under the hole and flatten it. Using the hole as a stencil, draw out the hole on the paper with a pencil. Extract the paper and cut the outline. Now, use the outline as a template to cut a patch in repair leather. Make sure that the patch is one-inch wider than the damage itself.
Just as you did with the paper, push the patch inside the hole and flatten it. Apply some adhesive to the edges with an artist’s brush. Apply slight pressure with your fingers. Leave the adhesive for a few hours to dry completely.
The aforementioned tips will help you mend damages in your leather products, and keep them good as new.
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