I found an easy way to restore the shine to leather furniture!

I had a client last year whose leather sofa was in bad state, thanks to a droolly dog. I used a shoe leather dye to bring the colour back and when I was done, it looked brand new.

But when it comes to my own scratched up  burgundy leather sofa, I couldn’t find burgundy shoe dye. I found this in my storage room instead: a hardwood floor product by Minwax that you use to apply a light layer of polyurethane to scuffed flooring. I decided to give it a try.

(This product must be at least five years old but it came out of the container as if I’d bought it today. No storage issues here.)

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And you know what? It worked like a charm. Here’s the before: the leather cushions are dull and have dozens of deep  scratches from my cat and dog.

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And here’s the after (below). The scratches are gone and the leather looks rich and shiny again — it even deepened the colour. And it dried almost instantly!

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I didn’t use gloves but I probably should have. I poured it directly on the leather and rubbed it over the leather with a clean white cloth. This product should last for quite a while. I used at most 1/4 cup. The difference was instant and pretty amazing! (Now I can’t wait to try it on hardwood, LOL!)

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