How to Repair Light Surface Cracks and Scratches in Leather
The following information will help you to learn how to repair light surface cracks and scratches in leather.
Surface cracks and scratches in leather are very annoying. They cause the leather to appear dungy, old and deteriorated. But, this condition may be easily corrected and the leather brought back to like new condition, and best of all, you can do it yourself! Keep in mind; not all surface damage will require filling or repair. To determine if you really need to fill the cracks or scratches, use the edge of your fingernail and gently scrape across the surface of the damaged area. If your fingernail tends to "fall" into or "stop" when dragged over the cracks or scratches, these gouges will require filling or repair. If, however, your fingernail does not fall or stop when crossing the area, no filling will be required. A simple refinishing of the leather surface is all that is needed. The Leather Recoloring Kit is perfect for this situation. Remember though, if the gouges are deep enough to feel and no filler is used, you will end up with "painted scratches" that will remain visible with just dye or color coat applied. To learn how to repair cracks in leather, scratches in leather and even cat claw scratches using the different products that we offer, click on the links below:
Instructions for Using the Leather Scratch Remover/Conditioner
Shake well. It is recommended that the leather first be cleaned by using Leather Magic™ Leather Cleaner to remove all dirt and oils that have accumulated on the surface of the leather. Apply Leather Conditioner liberally to the entire area using a soft cloth or sponge. Gently wipe over the area to work Colored Conditioner into the leather. Allow Conditioner to remain on leather for several minutes. Wipe off excess and buff with dry, soft cloth. Test small, hidden area before general application. May slightly darken leather. Not recommended for use on aniline, suede, brushed or “naked” leather. Wear protective gloves to prevent temporary staining of hands.