What I need to fix
Successful repair depends on whether the right materials and tools. To eliminate scratches on a leather sofa, you will need:
cream for footwear;
- olive oil;
- a cotton swab;
- cotton fabric;
- paint in the color of the skin.
Sometimes the sofa enclosed repair kit. It may consist of a piece of leather, glue, paint, etc. Try to keep it. The piece of skin can determine the type of material and method of coloring. A tube of paint need to be able to pick up in the shop the same. This will greatly facilitate the process, because the scratch will be easy to paint, after reading the instructions on the package. Some manufacturers of leather furniture offer their clients and other service the paint and tools can be purchased from the same company with a big discount.
Elimination without paint
A scratch can be eliminated by using olive oil, but first it makes sense to experiment on a piece of exactly the same leather. Take some olive oil and a cotton swab. Moisten with the oil and scratch the area of skin around it. It is best to RUB in a circular motion. Let the skin get dry. Hours would be enough. A shallow scratch will disappear. If this happens, the procedure should be repeated another two times.
If the oil did not help
If, after lubricating oil, the scratch will not go away, try to eliminate it in the following way. Again, brush the scratched place. Take a piece of cotton fabric. Put it on the scratch and allow the moisture to soak in. Remove the cloth. When the skin dries, the scratch should disappear. Eating this did not happen, again soak the cloth and apply to the scratch and let the water soak in. Then, without removing the cloth, smooth out the damaged place a warm iron. If necessary, repeat the procedure. Iron cannot be kept in one place for long. Smooth for ten seconds is enough. This method is based on properties of the oils are best absorbed under the influence of water and heat.
Using Shoe cream
Sometimes to cope with scratches helps ordinary Shoe cream, benefit it is sold in a range of shades. This method is only good for small shallow scratches. The cream does not eliminate damage, but makes them virtually invisible. Take some cream on a cloth or cotton swab, apply it on the scratched location and a good massage. Scratches will be imperceptible to the eye, but only in the case that product color exactly matches the hue of the skin. This method usually works, if the furniture is black or white.