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December 15, 2019

It doesn’t matter how much good cook you are, if you don’t have the proper ingredients or you don’t know how to use them properly, your skill has no value at all, has it? In the same way, if you don’t know or semi-sure of what the tools are to be used to repair your leather couch, you can never end up repairing the couch satisfactorily. 

What Can I Use to Repair a Leather Couch

So, what might be the right combination of the tools? Learn with us in detail as in this article, we will be introducing you to those tools one-by-one. Let’s begin!

Leather cleaner or dish soap

Don’t switch to the dish soap before if you have the cleaner in collection. No matter which one you use, make sure that it has quality enough not to cause you skin irritation. 

So, why to use the cleaner or soap? Use any of these to mop the adjacent parts of the rip. 

Dye-free soft rag pieces

You must have at least two pieces of dye-free soft rags. Use a piece of clean rag to mop the rip and its adjacent parts. Use another piece to mop the wet areas so that the fluid can’t percolate into the couch surface. 

Be sure that the rags are soft enough not to cause any scratch onto the couch surface. Remember that the rags are to be free from dye, otherwise, bleeding of the dye from the wet rag may cause issue while repairing.

Small scissors

It is very normal that the rip of the couch will have some dandling fibers but letting those remain as they are isn’t normal at all. So, what should you do? Simply, take out a sharp scissor and trim off the fibers.

Metal heat tool

A metal heat tool is much needed to heat the rip zone. To do so, at first, you must heat up an iron and press the metal heat tool against the iron surface. As soon as you feel like the tool is warmed up sufficiently, take it up from the iron surface and start rubbing all over the rip area. 

Leather grain paper

Before you rub the metal heat tool over the rip surface, have a piece of leather grain paper and place it over the ripped area. Now, you can rub the tool on the rip part through this paper. Don’t dare rub the tool on naked rip part; this will damage your couch’s leather surface permanently as leather can’t sustain heat.


You will be in need of an iron to heat up the metal heat tool. And, if unfortunately, you don’t have a metal heat tool, you will be using the hot tip of the iron as a substitution of the tool. 

Final words

To sum up, repairing a rip of a leather couch is next to impossible without having the perfect combination of tools. So, always try to have these tools in your collection because who knows when you will be in need of these.