Cat scratches on leather
Cat Scratches on leather
Cats are notorious for damaging leather furniture with their claws. Scratches leave light marks on dark leather and dark marks on light coloured leathers. They also leave the surface feeling rough. Repair products are available to camouflage the marks but the actual damage to the surface cannot be fully repaired.
Cats like to scratch surfaces.
Easy to improve: The colour difference is the major drawback.
The damage is significant and the color difference is rather small.
The leather can only be replaced.
Rare damage to car leather. Mostly if the cat was accidentally locked inside.
An exception: Leather shoes. Shoes don't actually need to be hidden from cats.
Cat scratches on coated split leather
With some types of smooth leather, there is a loose fiber structure under the color layer. Especially with coated split leather. Such types of leather are often used for the body because there is less stress and less valuable leather can be processed. With such leathers, cat scratches cause longer leather fibers from the less dense fiber structure of the split leather to be pulled from the back to the front and then hang out of the scratch.
Visible leather fibers caused by cat scratches are typical for coated split leather.
Grain leather covered in the armrest with a different damage pattern than the body with coated split leather.
Cat scratches on artificial leather
Leatherette furniture. A repair is not possible.
The repair of cat scratches on leather and artificial leather
Depending on the kind and amount of cat scratches, such damages can be repaired.
Dog scratches and stains on leather
Dogs cause considerably less damage on leather. Sometimes dog’s hair can leave grease stains on the leather. Occasionally dogs can cause scratch marks on leather when ‘digging’ before laying down, although their paws are not as sharp as cat’s claws.
Scratches by dog paws.
If anything goes.
The darkening left comes from greasy fur.
The causes of damages: PU leather, cat scratches, dogs claws.