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Best Overall: FORTIVO Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit
Leather is generally quite durable and long-lasting, but it still requires regular cleaning to maintain its appearance and prevent future damage (hint: for an inexpensive way to clean leather surfaces, use a microfiber cloth and gently dust the surface). But for those inevitable scratches, stains, and holes, we recommend the Fortivo Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit. This repair kit is one of the best all-around products on the market thanks to its affordable results and easy five-step application process.
Fortivo's kit offers seven intermixable colors—two brown capsules, two white, two black, one red, one blue, one green, and one yellow—as well as a mixing bottle and a practice leather patch, all of which will help you find the perfect color match for your leather couch, shoes, car seats and much, much more. Fortivo’s solution applies quickly without any heat required.
There are some criticisms of this kit, specifically that the color capsules only provide a small amount of liquid and that the mixing process takes some trial-and-error, but the most reported satisfactory results. And if you’re not happy with the product, Fortivo offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 1-year free replacement warranty.
Best for Couches: Furniture Clinic Leather Recoloring Balm
Leather furniture is designed to last for decades, but, over the years, it’s susceptible to all kinds of damage. Pet scratches. Sweat stains. Cigarette burns. And rather than shelling out a few hundred bucks for a new leather couch, Furniture Clinic offers several products that can help you restore your furniture at a fraction of the cost.
One of their most popular and effective products is their Leather Re-Coloring Balm. The balm deeply absorbs into leather, giving it a richer color and a sheen that’s good as new. Furniture Clinic guarantees results for up to three years, or you can get a complete money-back guarantee.
Unlike kits with intermixable colors, the Leather Re-Coloring Balm gives you a sizable product (8.5 fluid ounces) in a single color. If you’re worried you won’t be able to perfectly match the color of the repair kit to your couch, note that Furniture Clinic offers this balm in 21 different colors, all of which can create lighter or darker shades depending on the amount used.
Best for Auto: Chemical Guys Leather Cleaner and Conditioner Complete Leather Care Kit
If you have children or pets, leather seats can easily become damaged and scratched, especially if you don't own protective car seat covers. Luckily, the Chemical Guys (a California-based company specializing in car care and auto detail supplies) manufactures a patented leather repair kit to fix up your car’s interior.
This two-piece kit is simple and straightforward. Start by thoroughly scrubbing your car seats with Chemical Guys’ top-grade spray cleaner; then use the nourishing conditioner to give them a rich shine and supple feel. Both bottles come at 4 fluid ounces.
If you’re looking for a more dynamic repair kit, you can also try some of the Chemical Guys’ other products, including their 9-piece kit, which comes equipped with towels, brushes and a leather detailer.
Best Leather Patch: MASTAPLASTA Self-Adhesive Patch for Leather and Vinyl Repair
Leather patches are an excellent (and easy) alternative to traditional leather repair kits, and MastaPlasta is the originator of this now widely used line of products, patenting the idea in 2009.
They manufacture leather patches in dozens of sizes and colors, but we selected this 11 x 8-inch patch because it’s large enough to cover many different areas of need. It’s also available in classic leather colors like tan and dark brown, as well as more unique colors like green, ivory, and navy.
Simply peel off the backing paper, stick MastaPlasta to your leather furniture and you’re done. The patches can also be cut so that they perfectly fit the stain, scratch or worn spot you’re trying to repair. Keep in mind, however, that the patches are not suitable for machine washing.
Best Kit: Leather Furniture Refinish and Repair Leather Max MEGA Kit
Available in twelve different colors, the Furniture Leather Max MEGA Kit is equipped with a variety of top-of-the-line products, all of which target and heal problem areas on your leather furniture. The main contents include one bottle of restoration and refinishing serum, one bottle of nourishing leather conditioner and one bottle of reliable top-coat sealant. You’ll also get backing materials, a filler compound, and two small bottles of the black-and-white color changer, which allow you to lighten or darken the surface of your furniture. Furniture Leather Max ensures that this product is waterproof and won’t rub off on your clothing.