I had two long couches and an ottoman that were heavily scratched by my cat. I am talking scratches everywhere, tiny claw tears and little claw pecks/pokes all over. My sofas are leather in some areas and pleather in others. I failed to take a before picture and I’m sorry about that. I started the project by sanding down all the little marks with a nail file. That removed all the loose leather/pleather marks. I then cleaned the sofas and ottoman with warm sudsy water and rinsed well. I then applied this product with a applicator pad recommended by Amazon called Lexol premium applicator sponges. I pushed the product into any deep grooves that were there and applied it quickly and evenly. After it dried I buffed it out and did the deep areas a second time. I buffed it out with the second applicator sponge that came in the package I purchased from Amazon. I used the other side of the second applicator sponge to apply the leather conditioner. Then I buffed it again really well and finished it with a Leather conditioner recommended by Amazon that’s called leather honey. This product worked spectacularly on both the leather and the fake leather. It took very little time and I am supremely happy with the results. I also recommend the leather honey because the recoloring bomb did leave the sofa is a little dry. The leather honey is thick and shiny but after it dries it leaves both the leather and the fake leather really soft and protected.
I came back for more 3 years later. My loveseat was looking cracked and faded again after 3 years. (It’s 13 years old and sits in a room with a big picture window.) The product worked just as well as it did in 2016. I noticed that some buyers have reported issues with color transfer. I followed the directions on the container and never had that problem. It’s important that you wait 5 minutes and then buff your furniture with a clean dry cloth. I also used this to restore some leather bar stools that were looking a little faded. Our dog scratched our leather sectional, and this balm took care of the scratch, too. I only used 1/2 a container to do a love seat, 4 bar stools and a few scratches on our sectional. I’ve added more pictures.
This product is amazing!! I've tried different leather cleaners and conditioners to try to restore my faded and cracked leather loveseat chair, but nothing worked. I was ready to just donate them to charity, but decided to try one last attempt to fix them up. I'm so glad I found this re-coloring balm!