Scratches on a pottery barn sofa can be a distracting eyesore in an otherwise attractive decor. Pet claw marks, children’s nails and a pocket full of keys can scratch and scratch a leather sofa. Repair leather sofa scratches is a simple and uncomplicated home repair project as long as scratches have not compromised the material’s integrity. For minor scratches, a small knot can relieve annoying scratches. However, scratches that are permanently damaged can require professional care.
Gently wipe the couch with a clean, dry cloth to remove dirt or dust that has gathered around the scratched area. Pet scratches often include a little dirt that also needs a leather sofa. Use a clean cloth to dry the leather completely. If the cloth shows dirt, continue drying the area until the cloth rags clean. If a stained stain from the couch is present on a dry cloth, do not continue to repair the couch. The stains in the leather must not bleed on dry cloth. If staining from the pigment in the leather occurs, hire a professional to clean your leather sofa.
Spray a thin layer of orange oil on the scratched leather sofa. If the oil is in a bottle instead of an aerosol can place a few drops of orange oil on a soft cloth. Avoid sitting on freshly repaired leather sofa for 30 minutes. Let the orange oil saturate the scratched area and dry completely before using the sofa.