Do it yourself upholstery leather Repair

This information is for a small ( about 1 inch max) clean cut to the leather. You should only attempt this if you are confident that you can fix the cut and that you understand that CuriCareTech accepts no liability for any damage cause by you on your leather because of this tutorial (You understand and have read our disclaimer policy )

1: Clean the leather surface for preparation, simply use soapy warm water or a suitable leather cleaning product.
2: Remove the damaged piece (if possible) and place the panel on a table or a flat surface. All the next steps are done on the surface of the leather do not work on the suede side, that is, the side of the leather make sure that you have the top part of the leather facing you.
3: Next, bring the two cut pieces together so that the cut is or so that they two cut edges meet make sure you hold these together with your fingers so that they do not pull apart for the next step.
4: Place a small amount of superglue over the actual cut, applying a little pressure with the nose of the tube so that you get some glue between the cut.
5: Immediately and gently lift the panel so that any excess superglue that may get through the cut does not stick on to the flat surface. The idea here is to glue the cut edges as close to each other as possible. Ideally this should only leave a visible where the cut and glue will show.
6: Allow the super glue to fully dry for about 1 hour.
7: With a very soft buffing? sand paper lightly sand back any excess glue over the cut until you are satisfied that all the glue has been sanded out around the cut and that only a closed is visible. Do NOT rub hard or excessively this is a gentle process that requires a delicate Just rub over the closed cut as you can do NOT rub around the outside of the cut. We want to have as little a sanded surface as possible.
8: After this is done, the cut should be closed and the the cut will be a little dull from the sanding.
9: Run your fingers over the cut and make sure that it is smooth and that no sanding marks are visible. Make sure you use the lightest buffing paper.
10: Next, with a crayon ( yes a Crayon ) that matches in color as close as your leather run it gently over the closed cut do this gently until the cut is colored and the line is no longer visible. Do NOT rub on the areas around the leather.
11: Once this is done, rub some of leather conditioner over the worked area and then over all the panel. Make sure that the conditioner is rubbed in to the colored cut area.
Once this is done and you see that the line is close to the color as your leather you can finish off with the next step.
12: Purchase a can of clear canvass lacquer spray can from an Art supply storeand lightly spray some of this over the cut. Do not worry about any excess spray that may get on the other area of the panel, this will come off by itself with a clean. Allow the lacquer to dry and place the panel back again.