Scratches on leather furniture must be always visible. Hiding the severe scratches under the pillow is not a good idea. You can repair it by using the repair solution of tintable liquid leather. Besides removing the scratches, the repair liquid also can restore the leather so it becomes strong again so the scratches will not become a tear. You need to test the using of the liquid first in a hidden area to make sure that it can blend the color of the leather well.
Before repairing the scratches, you must clean the leather furniture first. This process will make you determine the damage extent while knowing the leather color, so you will know whether the repair liquid is suitable with the color. Make a cleaning solution from a bowl of warm water and a spurt of dish soap. Dip a white cloth into the solution and the wring most of the moisture out. Use the wet cloth to wipe down the leather and then wipe it again by using another cloth to dry. If you find dirty area, wipe it with a cotton that has been dipped into alcohol liquid.
For a minor scratch like fingerprint scratches, you don’t need to apply the repair kit because the mark is just slightly damage the leather. This kind of scratches can be fixed by warming up the mark by using a hair dryer. Once the leather has been warmed, just rub the surface by using your hand. Otherwise, you can use white vinegar on the scratches so the leather fibers can be swelled up. After the leather dries, rub it with a clear shoe polish by using a white soft cloth. Besides, the leather hydration cream also can be used to rub the leather. For the hidden area of the leather furniture, you can apply shoe polish in the same color with the leather. Rub the polish with a soft cloth.
When the scratches are deep enough and lift the leather furniture fibers, you need to maintain it first. Neat the fibers by using small scissors first o you will see it obviously stick up during the repairing process. If you also find a small tear under the scratch, cut a fabric scrap or a piece of iron-on patch out and then fold it into the small tear. Place the sticky side of iron-on patch side up; make sure it is beneath the center of the tear and extend it outside all edges about 1/8 inch.
If it doesnt work, You can use liquid latex. Put small latex through the area, let it dry and put the same color after.