Genuine leather stays in high demand for good reasons. Not only does it look spectacular, but you don’t have to worry about it aging quickly or peeling. This isn’t necessarily the case with faux leather.
Faux leather sofas are notorious for peeling, which can cause the sofa to appear worn and aged. How can you stop this? Is it possible to stop it? We’ve looked into this problem, and in this post, we will discuss the answers to these questions.
Here are 2 techniques to repair your peeling faux leather couch:
Method 1. Use Leather Paint
- Pull off any peeled pieces of leather.
- Apply The Paint
- Let The Paint Dry
- Apply A Leather Finish
- Apply Additional Coats of Finish
Method 2. Use Leather Filler
- Remove Peeling Leather
- Apply A Leather Filler
- Let the Filler Cure
- Apply Additional Coats of Filler
- Create Texture On The Sofa (if applicable)
As you can see, there are a couple of methods that help you to repair your faux leather sofa if it starts to peel. The technique that’ll be best for your specific sofa will depend on the grade of faux leather that you have. You can read on to find out more about the different methods.
Why Does Faux Leather Peel And How To Prevent It
Faux leather is a popular choice for furniture. Faux leather is aesthetically pleasing and provides the same comfort and looks as genuine leather but in a lower cost. Faux leather is a good value for money.
Real leather is stronger than bonded leather and PU leather, both types of faux leather. The quality of leather will determine how durable and robust it is. But generally speaking, it’s unlikely to end up looking like this –
Faux leather peels because it is a bonded substance that contains a synthetic coating (usually polyurethane) to make it look very similar to genuine leather. This synthetic material can be more fragile than genuine leather and will chip and peel over time due to everyday wear.