There are several ways to try to repair scratches in leather, some of which include applying heat from a hair dryer and the use of olive oil. Many leathers do not scratch deeply and easily, and removing lighter scratches is fairly simple with light heat, oil or polish. Deeper scratches may require the use of specific leather repair kits of professional help.Continue Reading
To remove light scratches on leather with a blow dryer, the person should apply the heat close to the leather surface. The surface should then be rubbed and massaged with the hands until the scratches disappear. However, using a hair dryer for too long or too close, or on too high of a setting may cause the leather to melt. A person should take care when performing this practice.
Another way to remove light scratches in leather is to use olive oil. A few droplets of oil should be placed onto a cotton cloth and rubbed into the leather. The consistency of the oil should cause the leather material to bond to itself again. The oil should not be removed immediately, and should be allowed to set for several hours. Other options for repairing scratched leather include the use of pure lanolin or furniture polish.Learn more about Sewing
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There are several ways to get the stinky smell out of leather sandals which often incorporate the use of everyday household items, such as baking soda or hydrogen peroxide, to help absorb the odors. Sometimes even just placing the sandals in direct sunlight for a day can make a difference. Most leather sandals start to smell with the passage of time and through constant use due to the accumulation of dead skin cells and foot sweat.Full Answer >