How to cover scratches on chocolate brown leather furniture

Written by ellen dean
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Light scratches on leather can be remedied in a variety of ways. If they are shallow scratches and scuffs, olive oil or orange oil will help to cover any visible damage. Spray-on solutions for furniture, such as Pledge, can also cover surface scratches. Shoe polish is another method for hiding scratches, though sometimes it can be difficult to match the exact colour of the furniture, leaving what looks like discoloured stains. For deep scratches that cannot be repaired with basic household products, consult with a leather professional or the shop where you purchased your furniture.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Olive oil or orange oil
  • Soft cloth

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  1. 1

    Wipe off the furniture with a dry cloth so it is easy to see the scratch.

  2. 2

    Dip a clean, soft cloth into the olive or orange oil and rub gently in circles directly onto the scratch.

  3. 3

    Rub off any excess oil.

  4. 4

    If the scratch is still apparent, contact a leather repair professional.

Tips and warnings

  • Try to keep pets off of leather furniture. Their claws easily scratch furniture and sometimes can puncture it as well.

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