The Big Question…Do leather repair kits really work?

This opinion is based on our 40+ years of experience of repairing leather.

The old adage…”you get what you pay for”  is certainly true when it comes to leather repair kits.  The quick answer to that question is, some do, most don’t.
Yep, that’s the truth.  There are really only a few companies on the Internet that sell authentic “professional” leather repair kits and restoration products.
The rest are just selling products, making claims that simply are not true.

The Internet is so saturated with leather repair kits, how are you to know which one to choose?  Well that really depends on your expectations. Do you want a long lasting, invisible repair or will you be satisfied with a mediocre repair that’s temporary and may look just as bad, if not worse, than what you started with?

You’ll find no shortage of quick-fix repair kits on Amazon, Ebay or Facebook.  Most are mass produced and manufactured in China and are essentially the same, if not the exact same product, they’re just packaged differently.   Then there are “balms” that claim that they “Recolor, Renew, Repair & Restore Aged, Faded, Cracked, Peeling”. They DO NOT.  At best, they condition leather. You can get the same result from a good conditioner without the worry that the tinted color of these products will not match your leather.  We’ve heard several complaints that if the area treated with these types of balms gets wet, the color comes off.  Not good.

Examples of a few types of repair kits and balms described above

(No specific brand or seller)

No respectable, professional repair person would use these kinds of products.  In our opinion they are akin to bubble gum.  By all means, if that’s all you expect from a repair product then one of these may be fine for your project.  See for yourself, we suggest that you take a look a the customer photos of the repairs made with these kinds of kits and compare them to the results that our customers achieve.  There-Is-No-Comparison! The reason is…our product ARE professional quality. The difference is obvious.

Magic Mender products:

  • Developed for the professional leather repair trade so you can always count on a achieving professional results
  • Permanent not temporary so you can count on long lasting repairs
  • Will not rub off even if wet
  • The latest technology of professional leather repair products available
  • Our Color Flex is the same polyurethane coating used on new furniture and autos
    Please don’t be misled, NONE of the products found on the Internet, other than for aniline leather, are “dye”. They are all coatings.

We are the most experienced and trusted, for 40+ years — 24 years on the Internet.
Manufactured in the U.S.
Leather repair is our specialty and our products are well worth the price.
You won’t regret trying them.