How to Restore Your Leather Furniture

By: Ellie Batchiyska
Updated April 16, 2019
How to Restore Your Leather Furniture
How to Restore Your Leather Furniture

"With some leather dye, a hair dryer, a microfiber cloth, and an even mix of soap and water, you can restore your leather furniture to its original luster. This project shouldn't take longer than a few hours (including drying time), and can add years to your leather decor's lifespan. The method and tools you use will depend on the kind of leather, so make sure to carefully assess this first. This method will help you remove scuffs, patch up cracks, and fix fading."

Materials List

  • Leather Dye
  • Leather Conditioner
  • Lint-free Cloth
  • Leather Cleaner OR Warm water w/ Castille Soap & Vinegar
  • Leather Adhesive
  • Hair Dryer
  • Nubuck Cloth (optional)

NotesMake sure to match the leather dye to the exact color of the piece of furniture you're restoring. If you're only doing a spot treatment, this methodology only needs to be applied to that specific area.

Deep cuts and scrapes may require patching, and patches can usually be purchased from the furniture manufacturer.

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