How to repair a cat-clawed leather recliner

How to repair a cat-clawed leather recliner with the Coconix Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit

Hey there, pet owners! Are you the proud owner of a leather recliner that's seen better days due to your feline friend's claws? Fear not! With the help of the Coconix Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit, you'll be able to fix those claw marks and have your recliner looking like new in no time. So grab your kit, a cup of coffee, and let's get started on this leather recliner repair adventure!

How much does it cost to repair a cat-clawed leather recliner?

Repairing a cat-clawed leather recliner can be an expensive task if you opt for professional help. Professional leather repair services can cost anywhere from a few hundred to a thousand dollars, depending on the extent of the damage. However, the cost of the repair can be reduced significantly by using the Coconix Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit.

Coconix repair kits are the best choice!

With the Coconix Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit, you can easily repair your cat-clawed leather recliner in the comfort of your own home, saving you both time and money. The kit includes everything you need to repair your recliner, including a repair compound, a spatula, and a color matching chart. Simply follow the instructions, and you'll have your recliner looking like new in no time.

So, whether you're looking to save money or just prefer to do things yourself, the Coconix Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit. is a great solution for repairing cat-clawed leather recliners. It's easy to use, and the results are impressive. So, instead of spending a fortune on professional repairs, consider the Coconix Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit.


This repair process is considered to be moderately easy, just be sure to take your time and follow the instructions carefully.

Time Required:

Depending on the size and severity of the claw marks, this repair process can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day. But trust us, it's worth the wait to have your recliner looking like new again.

Coconix Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit

Rubbing alcohol or leather/vinyl cleaner

Cotton swab or cotton pad

Plastic wrap (optional, for adding texture to the repair)

Step 1

Cleaning the Area

  • Clean the area around the claw marks on your leather recliner with rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab

  • Make sure to test it on a hidden area first. If alcohol is harsh for your material, you may use warm, soapy water or your usual leather or vinyl cleaner

Step 2

Mixing the Repair Compound

  • If your repair requires a custom color, refer to the Color Mixing Guide in the kit to match the color and prepare the mixture using the empty mixing jar provided

Step 3

Applying the Repair Compound

  • Apply the repair compound to the clawed area on your leather recliner
  • Start by applying it under and along the edges and work from the outside toward the center
  • Use the spatula for larger applications and the brush for surface applications and detail touch-ups

Step 4

Drying and Additional Layers

  • Allow several hours for the repair compound to dry until it is no longer sticky to the touch on your leather recliner
  • Once dry, apply additional layers until the repaired area is level with the rest of the area

Step 5

Buffing Out the Edges

  • After the repair compound has dried, use a cotton pad or cotton swab and rubbing alcohol to buff out the edges on your leather recliner

Step 6

Finishing Up

  • Use a leather conditioner to nourish the leather and restore its natural shine.

Step 7


  • Wipe your recliner down with a damp cloth or leather cleaner every few weeks to remove dust and dirt.
  • Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight for long periods of time.
  • Use claw deterrents, such as double-sided tape or citrus sprays, to discourage your cat from clawing the recliner again.

By following these steps, you'll be able to fix those claw marks on your leather recliner and have it looking like new again. With the Coconix Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit, you'll have the tools and knowledge to tackle any future repairs that may arise. So go ahead and take pride in the appearance of your recliner and enjoy the journey of restoring it to its former glory. Remember to also provide your cat with appropriate scratching post and train them to use it instead of your furniture

One Repair Leads to Another

Now that you have seen the amazing results that can be achieved with the Coconix Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit, we are sure you are eager to try it out on more items in your home. The good news is that the Coconix brand offers not just the Coconix Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit, but also the Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit and the Floor and Furniture Repair Kit. These kits are designed to help you restore and repair various surfaces in your home, making them look as good as new. Whether it's a cigarette burn in your carpet, a tear in your microfiber sofa, or a pet-damaged car seat cover, Coconix has got you covered. The possibilities are endless, and the results are stunning. So why not give the other kits a try and see for yourself the magic of Coconix? Your friends and family will be impressed with your newly acquired repairing skills, and you'll save yourself the expense of replacing damaged items. Give it a shot and let Coconix help you bring new life to your home!

See what people are saying!

Works well, is pretty easy to use, easy cleanup

I used this kit to repair little holes our cat made on our sofa arms. These were a bunch of little pinhole-type punctures, not full-on shredding or big tears, so I can only speak to how it works for this particular type of damage.

Overall I was really happy. Our sofa is an odd shade of dark teal pleather, and I was worried I wasn't going to be able to get a good match. But that part turned out to be pretty easy with a little bit of trial and error. Fortunately, you can use a cotton swab with a bit of alcohol to help blend it in with the surrounding area, or to remove it entirely and start over if you're not happy with how it looks. Cleanup is really easy. Just rinse your brush and mixing jar with a little alcohol.

When I was a kid in the 80s, there was a mail-order vinyl repair kit advertised on TV. There was a paper you applied on top that would simulate the leather grain, and then you'd use an iron on it. I have no idea if those kits really worked, but of course in the commercial it looked magical. This is not that product. This is a set of paints that you custom mix to match your shade, and it air dries to a vinyl-like consistency. Getting a smooth-looking repair depends mostly on your level of skill/patience in getting it right. If you need to fix a large (greater than 1/4") tear or hole, there's some fabric included that you can use as a sort of base layer for the patch, but I didn't need that. There's nothing to help create a leather grain texture in your fix, so I don't know how convincing your repair would be if you were patching a large rip or hole. But the seller includes an e-mail address if you need advice or help using the kit, so I'm sure they'd be able to offer some suggestions for that if you need it.

As for my repair, it looks pretty good. It's not a miracle fix. If you're actively looking for the repairs you can see them, but it's good enough that when guests come over they probably won't notice it. I'm still going to put covers on the sofa arms to protect them from additional damage, because it's not going to look great if I have to keep redoing it.