How to Restore a Cracked Leather Couch: 10 Secrets to Success

March 24, 2022


Turn your living room into a showplace and give your leather furniture a makeover by learning how to restore a cracked leather couch.

As the temperatures rise and the days get longer, Americans are arming themselves with buckets and mops to start the arduous process of spring cleaning. After a long winter spent hibernating at home watching the Olympics and playing Wordle, people are ready for a change of pace. Widespread vaccination rates and low COVID cases are inspiring Americans to ditch their masks and throw open their doors to visitors. Many people are choosing to avoid crowds and entertain at home rather than making a reservation at a local restaurant. If your leather couch is turning into an eyesore from too much wear and tear and making you hesitate to host a dinner party, Creative Colors International can help you get your home ready to entertain in style.

High-quality leather is valued for its durability and beauty. Leather furniture tends to get softer and more comfortable with age and is easy to clean. While fabric furniture has a lower price tag, it loses its shape faster, traps dust and dander, and is prone to fading. Leather furniture is easy to clean, which is especially important for pet owners.

CCI Specializes in Leather Couch Restoration

Like any furniture, leather pieces require proper care to withstand the test of time. If you’ve gone a long time between cleanings or obtained your sofa secondhand, you may notice cracks in the leather. Like our own skin, leather is porous and can trap oils and dirt. Over time, the oil and dirt can dry out the leather and cause it to crack. If you notice surface cracks in your leather furniture, it might be easy to fix it on your own if your schedule allows. CCI recommends taking the following steps to try and fix surface cracks.

  1. Clean leather sofa with a damp microfiber cloth.
  2. Use a fine-bristled brush and mild soap to clean the cracks.
  3. Apply a high-quality leather conditioner over the damaged area and let it dry. Never use silicone products, waxes, or other leather preparations that can impair your furniture’s ability to “breathe.” Using too much product can cause mildew or mold to grow beneath the surface of your furniture.

If the cracks are still visible after 24 hours, it’s time to call the experts. CCI is the leader in leather furniture repair. Our service technicians can come to your home or business to repair rips, tears, burns, scratches, fading, and cracking on all your leather and vinyl products.

Deep cracks in your leather furniture require more than just a leather conditioner. Our service technicians have the skills and experience to seamlessly repair deep damage to return your leather furniture to like-new condition on your schedule.

CCI a Leader in Customer Service

CCI has 42 years of experience in leather furniture repair at both homes and businesses. We make it a priority to get the job done right the first time. With an eye to safety, CCI only uses water-based products, and our quality control ensures that our products are safe and comply with all federal, state, and local regulations. We spend more on high-quality repair products to make sure our work is long-lasting. Our service technicians make it a priority to spend time helping our customers maintain their furniture. CCI service technicians can schedule routine maintenance, or we can provide you with a leather cleaner and conditioner kit so you can protect your leather furniture on a routine basis on your own.

“Our nationwide network of skilled technicians can come to your home or business to make repairs at your convenience. We provide ongoing training to our technicians to ensure they have the latest technology and innovations available,” said Mark J. Bollman, CCI’s president and co-owner.

CCI Provides B2B Leather Repairs

In addition to making residential repairs, CCI’s mobile technicians provide services to businesses in a variety of industries. We regularly make repairs for manufacturers, furniture stores, warranty companies, business owners, and movers. Our furniture restorations can save up to 90% of replacement costs.

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Before you plan the menu for your next dinner party or host overnight guests, learn how to restore a cracked leather couch to make sure you are ready for company. Click here to request a free quote from a CCI location in your area.