The 7 Best Leather Repair Kits of 2019

Fix holes, stains, scratches, and more

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Fortivo Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit at Amazon

“Has an affordable price and an easy five-step application process.”

Best Budget: Strongman Tools 25-Piece Leather Repair Kit at Amazon

“It’s the ultimate value pick, and includes 25 different pieces.”

Best for Couches: Furniture Clinic Leather Re-Coloring Balm at Amazon

“The balm deeply absorbs into leather, giving it a richer color and sheen.”

Best for Auto: Chemical Guys Leather Cleaner Kit at Amazon

“Their kit provides high-quality materials to fix up your car’s interior.”

Best Leather Patch: MastaPlasta Self-Adhesive Patch at Amazon

“The patches can also be cut so that they perfectly fit the stain.”

Best for Cat Scratches: Chamberlain’s Leather Milk at Amazon

“The 4 ounce tin of healing balm will fill in damaged areas.”

Best Kit: Furniture Leather Max MEGA Kit at Amazon

“The products will target and heal problem areas on your leather.”

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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. With rave reviews, an affordable price, and an easy five-step application process, this repair kit is one of the best all-around products on the market.

    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 is non-toxic and 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 vast majority of this product’s reviewers have awarded it five stars. And if you’re not happy with the product, Fortivo offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 1-year free replacement warranty. 

  • 02 of 07

    Best Budget: Strongman Tools 25-Piece Professional Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit

    This kit by Strongman Tools is the ultimate value pick. It includes 25 different pieces between the leather repair paint and various accessories, and the amount of paint per bottle is much greater than kits listed at similar prices online.

    Included in the kit are seven intermixable paints, two bottles of leather adhesive, one large backing fabric, one small backing fabric, three grain papers, one PU leather sample for practice, and more. Strongman Tools says the repair process could take up to an hour depending on the damage. No heat is required, as the paint colors dry naturally, and you can apply the product to leather, vinyl, fabric, PU, pleather, bonded leather, and more.

  • 03 of 07

    Best for Couches: Furniture Clinic Leather Re-Coloring Balm

    Leather furniture is designed to last for decades, but, over all those 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. It has over 1,000 reviews on Amazon, with the majority of customers giving it five stars. 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.

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  • 04 of 07

    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. 

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  • 05 of 07

    Best Leather Patch: MastaPlasta Self-Adhesive Patch

    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. MastaPlasta is sun resistant, mold resistant, and eco-friendly. Keep in mind, however, that the patches are not suitable for machine washing.

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  • 06 of 07

    Best for Cat Scratches: Chamberlain’s Leather Milk

    We love our pets, but every so often they’ll chew apart a flip flop, use the carpet as a litter box, or scratch up a pricey leather recliner. Luckily, Chamberlain’s Leather Milk is an exceptional product for repairing and restoring leather, especially small scratches made by kitty claws.

    The 4 ounce tin of healing balm contains natural oils and waxes that are specifically designed for touch-ups and detail work. After you work the balm into your furniture with a soft towel or sponge, it will fill in damaged areas and bring a rich, glossy shine back to the leather. Some customers criticized this product for being similar to coconut oil, but the vast majority were still happy with Chamberlain’s results. And, as a bonus, all products used are non-toxic, making it safe around your pets.

  • 07 of 07

    Best Kit: Furniture Leather Max MEGA Kit

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    “It works!” one customer wrote about this leather repair kit. “I almost gave up hope. I tried several products before this one, the others did not work. This is amazing, my couch looks brand new.”

    Available in twelve different colors, this 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 non-toxic, and won’t rub off on your clothing.