How to repair cracks in furniture leather

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Furniture leather is a high-quality material that is often used for upholstered furniture. It is mostly made from cowhide or cowhide and is therefore soft, durable and elegant. However, over time, cracks and damage can occur, especially if the furniture is subjected to heavy use. The good thing is that you can repair furniture leather cracks to maintain the beauty and functionality of your furniture. In this article, you will learn how to easily repair large furniture leather cracks.

1. Obtain materials

Before you start repairing, you should make sure you have the right materials. Here are some things you will need:

  • Leather repair kit: for repairing larger tears
  • Scissors or cutter knife: for removing loose fibers and making clean cuts
  • Brush: Applying paint and glue
  • Emma Green Premium Leather Cleaner : Removes dirt and oil from furniture leather
  • Emma Green Sanding Mat : for smoothing the surface of the leather

2. Preparation of the furniture leather

Before you start the actual repair, you should clean the furniture leather thoroughly . Use Emma Grün's leather cleaner to remove dirt and grease . Make sure to apply the cleaner gently with a soft cloth so as not to damage the leather. Once the leather is cleaned and dried, you can move on to the next step.

3. Apply crack filler

Crack filler is an important component in furniture leather repair. Apply the filler to the crack using a spatula or suitable tool. Press the filler firmly into the crack to ensure it adheres well. Remove excess filler with a clean cloth and let it dry.

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4. Repair crack

Once the crack filler has dried, you can repair the crack . Use the sanding mat to roughen up the area where the patch is to be placed. Carefully cut a suitable piece of leather from the repair material that is slightly larger than the crack . Apply glue to the crack and to the back of the repair piece. Place the repair piece on the crack and press firmly. Smooth the edges to ensure there are no bumps. Allow the glue to dry completely.

5. Apply color and finish

To make the repair unobtrusive, you will need to match the color and finish of the upholstery leather . Use matching paint and carefully apply it to the repaired area with a brush.

Allow the paint to dry and apply another coat if necessary to achieve an even appearance . After the paint dries, apply the finish to protect the repaired area and restore the shine to the furniture leather.

6. Final theses

After the tear has been successfully repaired, you should clean the furniture leather again of dust and other residues . To do this, you can use a soft cloth and the Emma Grün Premium Leather Cleaner.

Leather care balm by Emma Green with yellow sponge

Finally, you should care for the furniture leather with a suitable leather care product from Emma Grün . This will keep the leather supple and protect it from external influences and future damage.


Repairing furniture leather tears is a rewarding task that will help you preserve your high-quality furniture. With the right materials and a little patience, you can effectively patch tears and restore the beauty of the furniture leather. Remember to choose the tear filler, repair piece and color carefully to achieve the best possible result. By caring for your furniture leather and repairing it in a timely manner, you can extend the life of your furniture and enjoy your treasures for a long time to come.

frequently asked Questions

I only have a small crack - is it worth the effort?

If your furniture leather is not too badly damaged, then take a look at our article on liquid leather - it is also much quicker.

Are there any special tips for choosing the right repair material?

Yes, it is important to use high-quality repair materials that match the color and texture of the furniture leather. Pay attention to the manufacturer's recommendations and carry out color tests if necessary.

Can I use regular tape to repair a tear in furniture leather?

No, regular tape is not suitable for repairing furniture leather. It can damage the leather and cause even greater damage. Use special leather repair products instead.

How can I protect my furniture leather from future damage?

To protect your leather furniture from future damage, you should clean and care for it regularly. Avoid direct sunlight and do not expose the leather to excessive wear. Also use leather care products to keep the leather supple and durable.