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Large scratch on leather sofa

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I have a long scratch on my leather sofa cushion, thanks to Angel jumping around. I have applied brown shoe polish (!), but the scratch is still very obvious. Has anyone used any form of repair please?
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How annoying.
Hope the polish doesn't stain your clothes when you sit on it. I wonder if there is some sort of leather dye sold for this. Or do people just buy new now-a-days.
Otherwise you could cover it with a throw.
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I've only just seen this so sorry for the delay.
You can get leather renovating polish, which I've used to good effect on a pair of very worn and grotty shoes. I was put onto it by a lady who renovated old briefcases for a luxury leather-goods company.
I also used to work for Jaguar, and they used to use a kind of leather dye to cover scratches. Not sure what it was but maybe a dealership could help. It may just be a renovating polish as it can achieve very good results.
I looked online and if you search for 'leather renovating polish' there's quite an array of products.
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Thank you Freeranger for the information.
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Freeranger - I have ordered some of the renovating cream, hope it does the trick, because brown shoe polish hadn't.
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Let us know how it goes - fingers crossed for you.
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The cream will not arrive until October, coming from China!!!
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The renovation cream for my leather sofa arrived a couple of days ago, and I am more than impressed by it. It has concealed the scratch, and not dulled the sheen of the leather. I expect it will need touching up from time to time, but a little went a long way.
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Excellent - great news! A lot cheaper than a new sofa!

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