It’s almost impossible not to see them every time you sit down As soon as you discover scrapes on a leather chair. A scrape on leather appears to be a different colour than the surrounding material, so you need a substitute dye or liquid to make the scratch less noticeable.
Wipe the leather enclosing the area that is scratched with a damp cloth to remove any dirt. This reveals the true leather colour at a color match that is better. Wipe it down again and allow the leather to dry thoroughly. Because dyed fabrics may bleed onto the leather, use fabrics.
Test the leather scratch-repair pencil in an inconspicuous area of the chair, like the area below the seat, to make sure that the colour matches the leather. Draw a few dots or a small line on the area of the leather and allow the dye to dry thoroughly. Choose a repair pen, if the pencil marks are too dim.
Shake the leather repair pen if the instructions on the packaging indicate to do so; instructions vary by manufacturer. If the scratch isn’t filled by drawing over it, draw over the scrape mark with the repair pencil after the scrape then going across the scrape briefly. Rub on the dye and then use the peel into the scrape, if the pencil is a roll-on design that proves a bit unwieldy. Immediately wipe the darkened area with a soft cloth, wiping toward the interior of the scratch, from the outside in, to prevent spreading the dye farther. Wiping can help blend the dye. Allow the dye as recommended on the packaging, or to dry for half an hour.
Inspect the scratches and apply another coat if they are still obvious. Prevent over-darkening the scrapes, as that may make them stand out more.