A good repair takes thorough surface prep, filler and/or glue, followed by the finishing trio; primer, colourant and sealer topcoat. With the right materials and instructions on hand, it’s easy and satisfying.
A timely repair is a small yet wise investment.
A Kit For Every Job
No matter what size your project, there’s a kit to suit. Fixing a rip, scratch or hole is so easy and can deliver a transformation that is hard to believe.
We get it. If you want a quick fix, scroll down now. Leather Filler and Glue do the real work when it comes to repairing damaged leather. So if you just want to glue a rip back together or fill some cat scratches, these are the products that make it happen. However, if you want a fully finished repair that blends in and wears well, a repair kit is the way to go.
There are 5 simple steps that produce jaw-dropping results when it comes to fixing wear and tear, bingles and pet damage on leather upholstery. More on that later. Our kits provide the gear you need to complete each of the steps, along with instructions.
What size is your job?
- Just a little job? The Mini Repair Kit is perfect for touching up a few scuffs or repairing cat scratches.
- If you are working on a couple of car seats, the Small Repair Kit is likely to suit your needs.
- If your task is an armchair or recliner, the 250ml Medium Repair Kit is probably right for the job.
- If you are restoring a 3 seater lounge, the Large Repair Kit is ideal.
It’s far more expensive to neglect leather than to maintain it.
Fill and Glue: Let’s stick together
When it comes to most leather repair problems, this dynamic duo have it covered.
Super strong and highly flexible, Leather Hero’s Fill (No.14) and Glue (No.15) are water-based, air drying, sandable and so easy to use.
Every repair is different and this twin pack gives you the two essential tools for refixing, bonding, filling and smoothing all sorts of damaged leather. Restore leather car seats, your leather couch, pet damage and any other surface imperfections.
Leather Glue (No.14) is perfect for repairing small, nicks, bonding loose tags, joining cuts and fixing pet damage on furniture. Re-fix loose straps, edges and linings on handbags, wallets and steering wheels. Leather Hero Glue (No.15) provides a super strong bond with flexibility.
Leather Filler (No.15) is white and dries white. It’s ideal for filling holes, pet damage, scratches and scuffs. Whilst remaining flexible, it’s also sandable. This means you can achieve a smooth finish before recolouring.
Used by professionals and DIYers alike, it can help to ‘turn back time’ on worn and damaged leather upholstery. Simply apply in thin layers using a palette knife. When dry use super fine sandpaper (400-800 grit) to smooth the surface before recolouring.
Use Leather Paint to colour over your repair to achieve a brag-worthy finish.
5 Simple Steps to Repair to a Professional Standard
If you want great looking results that last, there are 5 simple steps that get you there:
1. Clean & Prep
Success starts from the ground up. Your surface must be 100% clean and degreased using Spot & Prep (No.4). Skip this step and your colour may not stick or stay for long.
2. Repair with Glue and Filler
Surface damage such as scratches, scuffs, rips and pet damage can be filled and smoothed using Fill (No.14) and a palette knife. Glue down loose tags, bond rips and opening with Glue (No.15).
Primer (No.5) boosts adhesion. It helps the paint to stick to the leather and filler so that your results are lasting.
Colour; the fun part. Providing you’ve prepared the surface correctly, you’ll find it very quick and easy to apply a few coats of colour. The transformation at this point is amazing.
Lastly, seal and protect your newly coated leather with Topcoat (No.7). Its job is to improve and extend the wear qualities of your repair. It’s super protective and an essential step if lasting results are a priority.
It really is that easy!