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Tips for repairing leather furniture or sofas

Tips for repairing leather furniture or sofas

If you have a leather furniture or sofa you have a treasure

That's how it is. If you have a leather furniture or sofa you have a treasure. 

And is that today this type of pieces are synonymous with elegance, distinction and beauty, but to look like new you have to give them a minimum maintenance, and that is how they will look like the first day.

Furniture that is outdoors or in direct sunlight near a window or door can be easily damaged. 

With these simple tips that we bring you today, you will prevent them from spoiling and can be kept for longer.

How to protect or repair your leather furniture



Leather is a 'living' material, so it requires continuous maintenance. In general, the skin tends to dry out and crack over time, especially if it is outside, so it is very important to hydrate it every 6 months with a protective wax or greaser.

 Leather can have different finishes depending on its tanning, so the skin can be more or less sensitive depending on its finish. Most leathers usually have an aniline or semi-aniline finish, so they do not have a protective layer as a greased finish leather can have. 


If your furniture has already lost color or is dry, it will be very difficult to save it. In this case you will need to hydrate and dye them again. The most advisable thing is to go to a professional to restore them, but with a little skill you can also do it yourself. 

It is a somewhat more complicated process since you will need cream with color and rub well all over the areas of your furniture so that everything is uniform. Once all the color cream has been applied, it must be completely dry before it can be used.

Even so, it will be difficult to make it perfect, so we recommend preventing this situation by applying a protective wax or grease from time to time. On El Rastro de la Piel we have one of the best protective creams on the market, also at an incredible price.


Ideal for all skin types, including hair such as split leather and nubuck.

the best advice we can give you ...

Try to protect it from direct sun, either with a cover if you have it outside, or with blinds or curtains if you have it indoors. It is the most obvious advice, but it really is that the best one is going to work for you.

It should also be noted that the loss of color will be noticed earlier in strong colors than in lighter colors, so we recommend that you buy furniture in light colors. 

 We hope these tips are helpful and that you will be able to show off your leather furniture for many years to come.

Any questions you can write to us in the comments. Until next time!!

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