Let's face it, your comfortable leather furniture provides an enticing scratching post for your cats. Feline friends simply love the texture and results of sinking their claws deep into buttery-soft leather. Even the most vigilant owner is hard-pressed to prevent their cat from getting her claws into that sofa or recliner a few times. Repairing cat claw marks in leather furniture is a process involving two steps: first, cleaning the surface, followed by camouflaging the damage.
Clean the furniture, paying special attention to the damaged area. Moisten a soft cloth or chamois leather wipe and add a drop of a mild detergent. Gently buff the damaged area with the detergent, then wipe clean and allow to dry.
Open the leather shoe polish and apply a small amount to the applicator or to a clean rag. Using a buffing motion, rub the polish into the damaged area and blend the edges into the surrounding leather. Allow the polish to set.
Buff the polish to a new finish using a clean rag or chamois. If the cat claw marks remain, repeat the process.
Apply leather conditioner and buff gently according to manufacturer's instructions to seal the color.