Leather Burns and Holes

Scroll down to get the repair steps specific to the leather material you are repairing.

Follow these 7 Easy Steps:

How to Repair Leather Burns and Holes

Step 1: TRIM

Trim any jagged bits or burn marks with scissors or a knife.

How to Repair Leather Burns and Holes

Step 2: CLEAN

Thoroughly clean the area with a cotton swab or a cotton pad and rubbing alcohol.

How to Repair Leather Burns and Holes

Step 3: INSERT BACKING

Cut out a piece of backing fabric with rounded edges and larger than the hole. Insert it into the hole with the help of the spatula.

How to Repair Leather Burns and Holes

Step 4: MIX

Use the Color Mixing Guide to find the main and secondary colors to match your leather. Mix the colors of repair compound in the mixing jar.

How to Repair Leather Burns and Holes

Step 5: APPLY

After mixing, apply under and along the edges to ensure that the backing fabric is well glued. Then, fill the compound directly into the hole.

How to Repair Leather Burns and Holes

STEP 6: BUFF

Allow the compound to dry for several hours. Then, use a cotton pad or a cotton swab with 90% rubbing alcohol to buff the edges.

How to Repair Leather Burns and Holes

Step 7: ADD TEXTURE

To add texture to your repair finish, press a plastic wrap against the semi-dry second layer of soft filler. Repeat this process as needed.

Repair Steps According to Leather Material

Coconix Repair Steps According to Leather Material

1. Prepare the damaged area by trimming any jagged bits or burn marks with scissors or a knife.

2. Clean the area with a cotton swab or a cotton pad and rubbing alcohol. Please check first if the rubbing alcohol removes the color of your leather and proceed carefully. If alcohol removes the color of your leather, please use water and very little amount of mild soap to clean the area.

3. Cut out a piece of backing fabric with rounded edges and larger than the hole. Insert it into the hole with the help of the spatula.
Note: SKIP THIS STEP IF THE BACKING MATERIAL OF YOUR LEATHER IS STILL INTACT.

4. Prepare your color mixture. If you need assistance on color matching your leather or vinyl, you may contact our Coconix Support Team. To learn more about color matching, please read our Coconix Color Matching Guide.


5. After matching your color, please fill the compound under and along the edges of the hole to ensure that the backing fabric is well glued in position. Then, please fill the compound directly into the hole. Work your way from the outside to the center of the hole and level the surface. Please avoid getting too much compound onto the intact material.

6. Allow the compound to dry for several hours. You may need to apply multiple layers to rebuild the damaged area until it is level with the surrounding area.

7. When the compound is dry, use a cotton pad or a cotton swab with 90% rubbing alcohol to buff the edges.

8. For textured leather furniture: Tear off a 12-inch piece of plastic wrap and wrap it around your hand. Press your plastic-covered palm against the semi-dry second layer of soft filler. When you lift your hand off, the area will be slightly textured. Repeat this process until you’ve lightly textured the entire section you’re repairing. The texture will help the repaired section match the rest of the leather.

1. Prepare the damaged area by trimming any jagged bits or burn marks with scissors or a knife.

2. Thoroughly clean the area with water and very little amount of mild soap. You may also use your usual leather seat cleaner to clean the area.


3. Cut out a piece of backing fabric with rounded edges and larger than the hole. Insert it into the hole with the help of the spatula.
Note: SKIP THIS STEP IF THE BACKING MATERIAL OF YOUR LEATHER IS STILL INTACT.

4. Prepare your color mixture. If you need assistance on color matching your leather or vinyl, you may contact our Coconix Support Team. To learn more about color matching, please read our Coconix Color Matching Guide.

5. After matching your color, please fill the compound under and along the edges of the hole to ensure that the backing fabric is well glued in position. Then, please fill the compound directly into the hole. Work your way from the outside to the center of the hole and level the surface. Please avoid getting too much compound onto the intact material.


6. Allow the compound to dry for several hours. You may need to apply multiple layers to rebuild the damaged area until it is level with the surrounding area.

7. When the compound is dry, use a cotton pad or a cotton swab with 90% rubbing alcohol to buff the edges.

8. For textured leather furniture: To add texture to your repair finish, tear off a 12-inch piece of plastic wrap and wrap it around your hand. Press your plastic-covered palm against the semi-dry second layer of soft filler. When you lift your hand off, the area will be slightly textured. Repeat this process until you’ve lightly textured the entire section you’re repairing. The texture will help the repaired section match the rest of the leather.

1. Prepare the damaged area by trimming any jagged bits or burn marks with scissors or a knife.

2. Thoroughly clean the area with water and very little amount of mild soap.

3. Cut out a piece of backing fabric with rounded edges and larger than the hole. Insert it into the hole with the help of the spatula.
Note: SKIP THIS STEP IF THE BACKING MATERIAL OF YOUR LEATHER IS STILL INTACT.

4. Prepare your color mixture. If you need assistance on color matching your leather or vinyl, you may contact our Coconix Support Team. To learn more about color matching, please read our Coconix Color Matching Guide.

5. After matching your color, please fill the compound under and along the edges of the hole to ensure that the backing fabric is well glued in position. Then, please fill the compound directly into the hole. Work your way from the outside to the center of the hole and level the surface. Please avoid getting too much compound onto the intact material.

6. Allow the compound to dry for several hours. You may need to apply multiple layers to rebuild the damaged area until it is level with the surrounding area.

7. When the compound is dry, use a cotton pad or a cotton swab with 90% rubbing alcohol to buff the edges.

8. For textured leather furniture: To add texture to your repair finish, tear off a 12-inch piece of plastic wrap and wrap it around your hand. Press your plastic-covered palm against the semi-dry second layer of soft filler. When you lift your hand off, the area will be slightly textured. Repeat this process until you’ve lightly textured the entire section you’re repairing. The texture will help the repaired section match the rest of the leather.

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