Leather Care: Repair At Home vs Professional Repairs - Clothes Doctor

Leather Care: Repair At Home vs Professional Repairs

Nothing beats the luxury look of leather, especially when it’s in good condition. This material complements most outfits, whether it’s a high-quality pair of leather shoes, a black leather jacket, or a lovely leather handbag. So, it’s safe to say that leather items are one of the essential wardrobe staples for anyone and everyone (and that includes vegan leather!) Even though leather is tough, unfortunately, it can quickly get damaged. This begs the question: what should you do if you need to repair holes, rips, or tears in your favourite leather garments? Stridewise has helped us explore the different kind of leather repair you can do at home, or you might need to leave to the pros. 
Leather Repair At Home
It’s time to embark on a DIY journey: leather repair tasks you can achieve at home include removing minor stains, pull-up leather care, and fixing cracks or scuffs.
Fixing minor stains...
If you found a stain on one of your favourite leather items, there’s no need to panic. When it comes to oily stains, you should sprinkle some talcum powder over it and let it sit overnight. Then you simply brush the powder off.
Getting rid of scuffs...

Finding the first scratches and scuffs on a brand new pair of shoes or your leather jacket can be disappointing, but unfortunately, they are inevitable. The good news is that they can be easily covered up in a DIY leather repair. 

First, you need to grab a lint-free cloth to remove any stains or dust. Next, you’ll need to get your hands on our Sandalwood Leather Balm. Apply it gently to the affected area with a soft sponge and let it soak in for a few minutes. Luckily, you can find all these items in our ultimate Leather Care Kit! Easy!


Most scratches and scuffs can be fixed this way, but sometimes, your leather needs an extra dose of TLC, and needs a professional repair.


 Professional Leather Repair

While you can do a good job of keeping your leather looking fresh at home, there are some instances where it's best to leave it to the pros. 

Colouring restoration...

Has the colour of your leather coat faded over time? Don’t worry. There’s a solution that can work wonders. A professional leather restoration specialist can change your leather item to almost any colour. They have a wide range of materials and tools and use advanced paints/dyes for leather surface repair. Whether it’s only a touch-up or an entire colouring job, with the help of a professional, you will achieve incredible results, and you probably won’t be able to tell that the damage was ever there.

Similarly, tears in your leather, or relining a jacket, for example, are usually a job for a seamstress (although we do always support mending at home). As leather is a luxury and more expensive fabric, you may want to pay more to get it fixed by a pro. 


That's where we come in again.

 Clothes Doctor's team of superstar seamstresses can fix just about any repair you can throw at them! All you have to do is request a quote, send us your items, and you'll get them back looking as good as new in 7-10 days! 



 We all love our leather items, don’t we? That’s why we want to keep our precious leather possessions in good condition through thick and thin. Now you've got the tools to keep your leather looking lush at home, or to send it off to a pro for a thorough leather repair. You're welcome!

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