Repair Leather

jcwebbFebruary 4, 2010

I need to do a leather sofa repair. My 2 choices are a leather repair kit I found on ehow.com, you know the paint one or a stick on leather patch from mastaplasta.com. Has anyone tried either? I have been reading loads of articles, but not sure about either. All advice welcome, just please remember low cost is important. Thanks

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windslam

I've never used a leather repair kit but I have used the liquid vinyl that gets heated. If one mixes the colors properly,uses the right leather grain sample in the kit and applies the heat properly, the patch is invisible. I've never used one of the vinyl kits to repair leather. I'm not sure how it would hold up. I imagine it would depend on where the rip or hole is and how large it is. Now here's something I never thought would work that I used to patch a slice in leather...Mighty Mend It. For once, one of those "as seen on tv" products actually works. You'd have to wait a day before you could use the leather spot. I used it to repair the strap where it meets a purse on one of my wife's leather purses. She was going to chuck it (unlike me, she's real picky about not using worn out accessories)so I thought I'd practice on it. She couldn't even tell where the repair was made and decided to keep using the purse. So far, 3 months later, the repair is still un-noticeable.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2010 at 8:21PM
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