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How can I fix scratches in a leather recliner?

Leather recliners have a lot of advantages. They are comfy, appealing, simple to clean and long-lasting. Even leather furniture, however, can develop scratches and markings over time. Fortunately, fixing much of the surface damage to a leather chair is quite straightforward and just requires a few common household items.

Using olive oil and a cotton rag

A cotton rag dipped in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil can help remove scratches in the leather by helping it bond and increase flexibility, preventing further damage.

Ironing a damp cloth


Ironing over a damp cloth on top of scratches can help raise the leather’s natural oils which can self-repair some minor scratches. It’s important to move the iron back and forth instead of leaving it in one place.

Shoe leather polish to hide the scratch


Rubbing a small amount of a matching colour shoe polish will help camouflage scratches. The polish will also bind the leather fibres together, creating a stronger fabric.

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