Saved my couch.
To be clear, you can totally tell that there is a patch on the couch, but it isn't glaring. The patch is strong and comfortable. We will be getting a lot more use out of our couch instead of having to toss it. It is easy to cut to the shape that you need, and the color matched my couch almost perfectly.
It worked so well that we purchased a second one for when the couch developed a second hole.
Worked very well in mending tears on some pleather home theater recliners. One of the tears was on the armrest of the main seating position, and this repair has held up very well in almost a year of daily use. The adhesive is strong and the patch has NOT peeled up at the corners or edges at all. The patch also sits very flush, making the repair almost unnoticeable, unless you are looking for it. I have subsequently repaired a couple of other tears that have developed with equal satisfaction with the results. The Dark Brown color matches my chairs almost exactly, so the repairs do not draw your eye to them. I will continue to buy this product as new tears develop probably until my chairs are completely reupholstered in Masta Plasta patches! But seriously, this is a great product for extending the life of leather/vinyl furniture without it looking like an obvious patch.
Bigger than I thought it would be. It looks better in person than pictures...
Sorry I didn't take good before pictures.
I bought one patch for one of my seat that had a lot of shredding. There was a lot left over so I used it for the other side too. (I'll probably buy another full patch for the other side eventually)
Its not a professional repair, but it'll do. In the past I've considered having my seat professionally repaired but didn't want to spend the money... this makes me satisfied, for now at least.
Side note, if you see a tiny tear in your leather seat, buy this now and fix it... it'll get worse so fast!
The tear in our leather couch cushion is right under the most used area where everyone sits. So there's constant up and down and leg sliding over that area. It's been over a month (I think) and it looks like I just put it on. Not even a hint of any of the edges are coming up.
The adhesive is strong so make sure you dry-fit it before you ultimately stick it on. Since my patch was going on a high traffic area of the couch, I cut the patch to extend about 2 inches around all sides of the tear. I wanted it to have a good place to adhere all around since it was going to have a lot of rubbing from people against it.
For our application it's a temporary fix. The color choice was right, but our leather is very old and weathered looking from years of use. So in that sense the patch is noticable. But we wanted to slow down the rate that the tear was growing (it was about 3") until we could find time/money to have the cushions reupholstered. This product did the trick for us. We were most concerned about how strong the adhesive would be in a high traffic area. We couldn't be happier.
This product is my "car-saver." I feared the imminent degradation and rips in my leather car seat could ruin the value of an otherwise great 1999 Toyota. But this Masta Plasta saved the seat and, in a way, my willingness to hold onto my car. It feels and looks like leather, it sticks immediately, and cuts cleanly. Although not part of the instructions, I suggest that you take a piece of paper and draw a template to cut the MastaPlasta into the exact shape needed, That's what I did, so the piece of MastaPlasta fits perfectly. What a relief!!