Leather Filler & Glue Kit
Filler & Glue Kit
This leather filler and glue combination lets you correct scratches, rough surfaces, scuffs, nicks and small tears.
- Flexible and sandable
- Strong adhesion properties
- Glue dries clear
- Filler is water-based and is available in a range of colours
- Use glue to bond and refix loose tags, joins and tears
- Use filler to fill and smooth surface irregularities such as scratches, pits, rough surfaces, gaps and joins before recolouring
- Use filler to texturise surfaces to mimic leather grain
- Air drying and can be force dried with care using a hair dryer, gentle sunshine or a room heater
Leather Glue (No.16)
Bond loose tags of leather, join cuts and mend pet damage with Glue (No,16). Re-fix loose straps, edges, and linings on handbags, wallets, and steering wheels. Leather Hero Glue (No.16) dries clear and provides a strong bond with flexibility. To use, simply prep the area, apply to both surfaces, bring together with firm even pressure and hold steady until dry. A hairdryer can be used to speed drying.
Leather Filler (No.14)
Use this paste to fill small holes, scratches, pet damage and skim coat over well-prepped delaminated surfaces. It can be applied as a stucco coating using a stippling technique to render a leather grain effect. Apply in thin layers with drying between each layer.
Repair before colouring
This high adhesion twin pack gives you the two essential tools for repairing damaged leather. When repair work is completed, recolour the area to blend and conceal the repair using primer, colour and topcoat (or a Repair & Recolour Kit).
Available in repair and recolour kits
You'll love the transformations you can achieve with this industry best leather repair product. Also available in value bundles in Repair & Recolour Kits.
Will it stiffen the area?
In the world of glues and fillers, this product is classed as 'flexible'. That means that isn't stiff and brittle and can flex and stretch with a substrate that needs to flex and stretch; that is, leather. For most jobs, any stiffening effect is minor and temporary. More firming may occur on jobs where a lot of glue and filler are used.
There are universal 'laws' to adhesion. Best results occur when the surface is free of loose particles, keyed by sanding, clean, dry, free of oils, silicones, waxes or any other factor that inhibits a strong bond.
What about open seams?
For non-load bearing seams, gluing may suffice. For load bearing seams, best results are usually achieved when the opening is hand stitched and glued.
This product/kit is suitable for use on most leathers.
To conceal repairs made with leather filler and/or glue, refinish (recolour) the area with the leather paint system available in our Repair & Recolour Kits. Note that leather dyes are generally not suitable for covering leather repairs as they are transparent stains that do not provide coverage.
If your leather is pigmented (painted/coated) most repairs can be fully covered, concealed and well blended making them invisible or at least more discreet than before.
Repairs to waxed, aniline or semi-aniline leathers can be more difficult to blend and conceal due to the specialist nature of the coatings. Sometimes, a compromise on all priorities is the best possible outcome.
Glue : Applies to Glue and Filler & Glue Kit
20gm: A patch of cat scratches, a few handbag repairs, several small tears
50gm: Lots of minor fixings and repairs
Filler : Applies to Filler, Filler & Glue Kit and Repair & Recolour Kits
20gm: A patch of cat scratches, a 30cm2 - 40cm2 area of delamination, a few small tears
50gm: 1-3 demainated cushion tops, lots of small scuffs and tears
250gm: 3-5 delaminated seat cushions, armrests
Coverage estimates are approximate. Your job may require more or less product.
1) Prepare the surface thoroughly before attempting to glue. Use Spot & Prep (No.4) and a scrubbing brush to remove any surface soiling, oils, waxes or silicones that might prevent good adhesion. Allow to dry.
2) Sand to remove any loose particles, smooth textural irregularities and key the surface.
Glue (Skip if no gluing is needed. Go to Step 8)
3) Apply glue to the edges or surfaces you wish to join. Allow the glue to go tacky (a few minutes)
4) Apply a second smear of glue over the first then bring the edges or surfaces together.
5) Wipe away any excess glue from the surface.
6) Hold together until the glue cures. This can be done by hand, using masking tape or by applying weights. A hair dryer can be used to speed drying.
7) Once the glue has cured, it can be sanded. More glue can be applied if needed.
8) Using a palette knife or similar scraping tool, lay in/on thin layers of filler (around 1ml depth). Aim for neat filling to minimise the amount of sanding needed.
9) Allow complete drying of each layer. This is critical to a successful job.
10) Continue to apply thin layers of filler until the depth of the scratch, scuff or surface damage has been filled and the surface is level or you've achieved the level of filling you require.
11) Around 10% Leather Paint and/or Dye can be added to the last couple of coats of filler. Tinted filler can be easier to cover when refinishing.
12) Filler can be applied using a stippling technique. This can render a leather grain look which may help your repair to blend in more effectively.
13) Lightly sand to render the final surface
14) Refinish (recolour) the repair site using a Repair & Recolour Kit
Leather Filler & Glue Kit
Your choice of colour and size Leather Filler plus Leather Glue - available in
20gms + 20gms
50gms + 50gms
Glue: bonding small tags from cat scratches, installing a sub-patch when repairing a tear, joining the edges of a rip or cut.
Filler: filling pits and troughs such as cat scratches, correcting surface irregularities associated with delaminated coatings, filling gaps and concealing joins, filling scratches and scuffs. Texturizing to mimic leather grain
Use with: It's important to apply these products to a clean surface. After cleaning with Spot & Prep (No.4), appy glue and filler as per instructions. When cured, coat with primer, colour and topcoat to blend and conceal the repair as needed
Application schedule: N/A
Application method: Can be applied with a brush, palette knife, scraper or sponge
Best accessories: A soft bristle scrubbing brush, a white microfibre cloth, palette knife , sandpaper and a sponge
Instructions: On the labels, Directions for Use tab, Tips and under the How To tab in main menu
Drying time: 30 minutes - 1 hour if applied correctly; ie, in thin coats. A hair dryer, room heater or gentle sunshine can be used to speed drying time.
Time before use: wait 48 hours
Available separately: Yes
Hold with firm pressure and avoid disturbing whilst glue dries.
Apply filler in thin layers
Ensure each coat of filler is dry before applying the next one
White filler can be mixed with up to 10% leather paint and/or dyes to create a tinted version
Apply using a dabbing or stippling technique. When dry, hand sand to subtly smooth the peaks to render a fine leather grain effect
Can be used as a skim coat on well-prepped delaminate areas. Helps to blend and soften textural irregularities
Test before use: Always test products in an inconspicuous area first. There are many makers of leather and leather coatings and whilst most are to standard, there may be some that are not
Storage: Lid on tight and away from direct UV light and heat (in a cool dark cupboard). Avoid contaminating the contents with baterial sources including skin
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Repair surface damage
Life happens and so do pets, kids, and accidents. Over time, leather can show some 'milage' in the form of scratches, scuffs, cracks and coatings delamination.
A timely repair can not only improve the look of leather but also extend its usable life.
Leather has high tencile strength, is flexible and can 'give' with use. Repairing with high adhesion, flexible and sandable products lets you resolve surface imperfections and minor tears before refinishing.