Our leather repair kit includes FC1 Soft Filler compound, application tools, sandpaper, and instructions to repair cracking or torn leather or vinyl. We do not recommend repairing bonded or PU leather due to the unstable nature of these materials!
Each kit comes with:
- tub of FC1 Soft Filler (select the size needed)
- plastic palette knife
- smoothing card
- one sheet each of 220, 320, and 500 grit wet-or-dry sandpaper
- repair instructions
- pair of gloves
A 1 oz. tub is typically enough to repair a 1 in. x 1 ft. hole that requires a few layers of fill plus a layer of texturizing. Or it can do two thin layers on a 2 ft. x 2 ft. section of scaly, rough leather. Opt for the 2 oz. size for larger areas of damage.
Subpatch Kit is sold separately and is necessary if your leather is torn, and the substrate is exposed!
FC1 Soft Filler is water-based.
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Great filler kit for leather
Posted by Susan C on 15th Jan 2019
I had bought the sub patch and filler kits. The sub patch kit worked great and the filler kit just as well. I had everything I needed to fix my leather sofa from a reckless child with a cigarette. And then I used the filler to go over some stitching that we had done on said sofa as one of the seams was coming apart. After the stitching was done you could see a little bit so I used the filler over the stitching and then colored it my paint. It looks great.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Dec 2018
I used this to repair my vinyl boat seats, arm of a leather chair, and the leather steering wheel of a 42 year old car. Works as advertised and very easy to use. You just have to take your time and make several passes vs one large application.
Did not work for me.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Nov 2018
I was hoping this would work for me. After ordering and speaking to a representative on the phone I attempted the job. I could not figure out how to get the backing to stay in. After giving up I contacted a professional. After viewing my massage chair, he declared my chair could not be repaired because there was no backing,
Tricky, but works!
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Mar 2018
I repaired two vinyl chairs and an ottoman using the filler. It works, but it is very tricky to match the texture of the original vinyl. My patches of filler turned out to be too smooth with creases or lines at the edges. While working with it, I noticed that if you take off the gloves and use your fingertips to feather and texture the filler, it matches better. With the dye it still looks a lot better than before!!
Posted by Unknown on 24th Jan 2018
Filler worked as stated. Easy to use and dries flexible.
Posted by Beth on 23rd Jan 2018
This was my first time repairing leather as well as using this product. I was amazed at the transformation of my antique chair! The product filled in beautifully and the only flaws were due to my inexperience at texturizing the final layer (although others didn't see any problems with my repair job). I was glad to have the pieces in the kit for this first job since I didn't have all the sandpaper choices already. I didn't use as much filler as I thought but plan to repair another chair with it.
Easy to use
Posted by L.Apgar on 8th Jun 2017
Great product, easy to use
Pretty good results
Posted by Unknown on 27th Sep 2016
We had 3 fairly good size holes in one of our leather sofas and I was able to repair the holes using the subpatches and the filler. I used the entire container of filler and did 3-4 layers each. Was never able to get it to look perfectly smooth even after much sanding but with the dye, it is substantially better and we won't have to splurge on a new set yet. Thanks!
Help Me Really to make my sofa looks great again
Posted by Unknown on 28th Aug 2016
I use this stuff to mend my sofa which is already torn here and there... plus the Subpatch...
The outcome is really amazing.
I do not need to dispose of my sofa, yet, it looks all good again!
Posted by Unknown on 26th Aug 2016
A little tricky to use. Left lines, even after sanding. I think I will need to rework this. I'm a novice, so more experienced people get better results, I'm sure.
Larger holes and tears require a flexible repair medium. We walk you through the subpatch process, filling, texturizing, and dyeing. Suitable for repairing leather and vinyl. Free instructions and shopping list here: http://www.rubnrestore.com/content/vinyl-leather-compound-instructions.pdf If you're dealing with a peeling or flaking surface, it has either been previously painted or is a degrading bonded leather. Please click here to learn more: http://www.rubnrestore.com/leather-repair/#peeling-flaking-leather Additional information about bonded leather appears here: http://www.rubnrestore.com/blog/bonded-leather-blues/ These techniques have been used by professional repair artisans (http://www.vinylladies.com) for nearly 30 years. Follow us on social media @RubnRestore
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You can return or exchange any Rub 'n Restore® product within 60 days of purchase, even if you've opened it. We do not accept returns on colors that have been modified.
Sorry, we cannot pay your shipping cost to return the items.
There is a 25% restocking fee on returns to recoup shipping expenses (free shipping wasn't free for us), re-bottling, re-labeling, etc. Avoid the restocking fee by exchanging!
Exchanges within USA must include a $10 check to supplement shipping for the new order. Exchanges to Canada, please include a $25 check.
Refunds/exchanges may also be prorated if a significant volume was used or leaked during shipment.
If you wish to exchange a stock color for a Custom Color, simply return the products with your vinyl or leather sample. We will contact you for credit card payment for the exchange shipping and the Custom Color formulation fee.
Once we have received your return, we will issue a refund or process the exchange within 24 hours. You will receive an automated email from our system notifying you of the refund or the tracking number for your exchange.
If you cancel your order before it has shipped, we will refund the full amount of the order. If your order has already shipped, we will ask UPS to return it to us, but shipping costs will be deducted from your refund.