questionshave you ever repaired a tear in leather with a…


How big is the tear? Is any leather actually missing or is it just a cut? If none of the original leather is missing and it's a small tear, it should be fairly easy to repair.
I've only done this once for an old car. I sat down in the leather seat with a closed box-knife in my back pocket; punctured it real good. My mistake was I didn't fix it right away so the leather got a bit roughed up around the edges. Even still, I was eventually able to put a backing piece behind the tear then use some glue-like stuff to stick the torn leather down. It held very well after it set. My only issue was I couldn't get the color match stuff you put on after to really match nor stick. (it was basically paint that flaked-off) The stuffing didn't fall out of my car seat afterwards and the rip didn't get any bigger, so I was happy even though it didn't look perfect.


It will depend a lot on the size of the tear I would say if its as big as a dollar bill its pretty big to try and leather repair... You could always sew it (huge pain with leather) but you will have that unsightly stitching I guess it depends where the tear is. You can buy a repair kit which might or might not work but the paint will usually help you match it up.

I think we used some kind of gorilla crazy glue hot glue something like that to seal the last big tear but it was a tear where the top cushion hooks to the back of the couch.

They are hard to repair/maintain if its on a part of the couch that is heavily used eg seat and back. But like the side or back of the couch isn’t as bad because its not got constant pressure on it


many many years ago my mother got one of those free with purchase, and if you decide to return the product you keep the gift (which was the leather/vynle repair kit). she immediately returned the item. (she had just wanted the repair kit). it came with a variety of colors to mix including a mixing chart to match the color of the ripped fabric. the colorant was mixed into the glue so it wouldn't flake off. it had patches in so if it was a biggish hole you could put it in behind the tear. that patch she did lasted longer than the rest of the couch. sorry. i have no idea what brand/ where it came from.


I agree with @djbowman on this aspect of the tear: is it easily visible/used or on the back where it isn't? There is a product called VLP that I have used successfully. YMMV.


From my experience the color is never a perfect match. I mixed my own color to perfection when wet but the color becomes a lighter shade as it dries. In the set that I bought there were many leather patterns that are used to imprint on the leather repair slime. None of these patterns matched the pattern I needed for the leather I was repairing. After I dealt with all of this I noticed the goo never fully cooled, hardened, or went away from it's liquid state. You could wipe a paper towel over it and get some of the goo on it. This happened even though I used the suggested method of heating up this metal stamp thing to imprint the design and harden the goo. Also I applied this at the suggested ambient temperature and this didn't help either. All this being said it's more trouble than it's worth. You may end up ruining or damaging the product worse than it already is. I would suggest sewing it and putting a cover, blanket, or pillow over it depending on where the damage is.