Despite the durability of leather and much as we would prefer it never goes bad, at some point, it gets damaged, mostly as a result of poor maintenance. In this article, we will be taking a look at the options you have for leather repair and examine each option based on the damages that can be repaired, the time and effort you need to get the repair done, the cost of each option, and the quality you can expect from that option.


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If you have got an inexpensive, old piece of leather furniture which you give a quick-fix so it lasts a bit longer, a quick and easy do-it-yourself option may be right for you. Also, some damages to leather are so simple that a relatively handy person can fix them with simple materials and good information.

If you are looking to go the DIY route as regards your leather repair, there are some things you must know so ideally you should look for someone to learn from, and you can do so offline or online but either way, ensure you are learning from a professional in leather repairs. Ideally, with the right training, you should be able to fix small clean cuts, minor scrapes to the edge of the surface of the sofa, clean certain stains and fix surface scratches on bi-cast.

When fixing furniture yourself, the time and money spent should be put into consideration, and most DIY leather fixes cost under $10.


Between going for a DIY repair and hiring a professional leather repair professional, there are companies which will provide you with the technical knowhow and materials you need to repair your leather furniture. With the guidance of a DIY program, you can repair several more leather damages such as scratches, scrapes, discoloration and even renew the color of your finished leather furniture. These tutoring companies will provide you with written or video instructions to guide you from the beginning to the end of your project.

The cost of a good DIY kit program is often about ½ the cost of hiring a good leather professional. By doing it yourself, you not only get leftover materials which you can use for another repair in the future, but you could also earn some money from your skill by teaching others to fix their leather furniture.


If you don’t have the time or expertise to do your leather repair, then you will need the services of a good leather repair professional. A seasoned leather repair professional can fix a lot of damages for you, and they would likely have professionals for each of these problems: scrapes, cuts, stains, scratches, discoloration, drying/aged leather, pet damages, puncture and more.

It’s more expensive hiring a professional to do your leather repair, but you can rest assured knowing you are getting value for money.