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February 09, 2020

Worried about your leather couch cracks? Then, this is the article you need the most right this moment. In the article, we will be presenting you with one of the popular methods of repairing leather cracks. We have chosen this because the tools required for it are easy-to-get and within everyone’s limit. Let’s begin!

Tools required to fix leather couch cracks

 Leather cleaner or soap solution

  • Clean rag piece
  • 600-grit sandpaper
  • Palette knife
  • Leather filler

Step 1: Get leather cleaner or soap solution. If you are working with soap solution then make it sure that the soap isn’t harsh. If possible, you should use baby soap that is mild in nature. Another thing is that for soap it’s better to use distilled water to create the solution. However, pour the cleaner or solution over a rag piece and mop the crack area. 

Step 2: Now, before jumping to the main section that is applying filler, you should let the leather dry up. Leave the couch overnight without sitting on it. To have a faster result, you should mop the damp area with a dry rag piece. You can even keep the ceiling or stand fan switch on. But, don’t try to dry up the leather applying heat.

Step 3: You know that cracks usually feature an uneven surface. Now, it’s time to turn the surface into a smooth one. For this, take the sandpaper and rub it all over the cracks. Don’t put pressure rather be gentle as much as you can. 

Step 4: Do you think the surface feels smooth? Okay, then take a fresh rag piece and wipe off the dust created by the rubbing of the sandpaper. Be sure that not a single particle of dust is left.

Step 5: Have quality leather filler and a palette knife. Pour sufficient volume of filler over the knife and mop the crack part with the knife. Keep mopping until you feel like the cracks are filler properly.

Do you see any extra layer of filler over the cracks? Then, use the knife to remove that.

Step 6: Let the filler dry up. For this you must leave the couch unused for 6 hours at a stretch. You can adopt fanning but avoid heating.

Step 7: Filler shrinks when it dries up. So, when the filler of your cracks dries up, you will see that cracks are still visible. Don’t worry, simply apply another coat of filler and leave the couch for another 6 hour. You are to repeat the same process until you find that the cracks are no longer visible.  

Tips

  • Avoid setting the leather couch in a place where there is plenty of sunlight.
  • Make sure that you make the purchase of a quality filler
  • It is always better to use a blunt-edged palette knife
  • Don’t use any harsh sandpaper

Final words

So, this is how you can fix the cracks of your leather couch. We hope like thousands of our other readers, you also have found the method to be super easy. If we are not wrong in our assumption, then why do you delay, apply the method right now to see the magic at once.   


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