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Leather Furniture Painting

By: Jennifer Allwood from
Leather Furniture Painting
Leather Furniture Painting
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Leather furniture is great until it gets worn out and you have to get rid of it an buy a replacement, right? Wrong, you don't need to replace your worn leather furniture when you have this Leather Furniture Painting tutorial! This DIY tutorial will demonstrate how to revitalize your leather furniture that's looking a bit worse for its wear but still has good bones. Don't replace when you can just give it a coat of leather paint and have it looking good as new. Learn how to paint leather furniture by reading this DIY tutorial.

From the blogger: "I bought a leather recliner off of Craigslist a few weeks ago just to show you all a new leather paint. Yep, that’s right. A leather PAINT. How many of you have leather furniture that looks just like this….. worn out in the butt area and faded where the sun hits it?"

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueFurniture Projects


Materials List

  • Old, faded leather furniture
  • Sanding block if your leather has “snags” on it.
  • Disposable chipbrush
  • Rags
  • ReLuv leather paint


DIY Project Instructions

  1. Wipe off dust or debris.

  2. Sand any snags in the leather.

  3. Start sponging in an inconspicuous spot.

  4. Sponge the product on the whole piece of furniture.

  5. Rag additional product onto spots that are more faded. 

  6. Allow product to dry completely.

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I would never in a million years have thought you could fix leather up like this....this is a game changer for me! My Mam has a leather couch that could do with this make over as she can't afford a brand new one if this works she really will be delighted with her life!!!


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