Microfiber is a type of polyester fiber that typically is soft like cloth, but it can also be transformed into a harder faux-leather-like material that is often used for inexpensive sofas and chairs. Microfiber can also be made to look like suede leather. The suede and leather versions of microfiber can scratch just like real leather and suede. The easiest way to remove the scratches is to use a small vinyl patching kit that comes with clear repair putty to repair the damage. Some kits may also come with dyes to help disguise the scratches even further.
Things You'll Need
- Microfiber cleaner
- Soft toothbrush
- Soft cloths
- Vinyl repair putty
- Small spatula
- 1500 grit sandpaper
Spray some microfiber cleaner onto the microfiber. Rub the cleaner into the microfiber with a soft toothbrush. Wipe any remaining residue with a soft cloth. Allow the microfiber to dry for about one hour.
Mix the two parts of the repair putty. Spread the putty over the scratched area. Let the putty dry for 12 hours.
Trim any excess putty from around the scratched areas with a small spatula.
Sand the remaining putty with the sandpaper until the patch blends in with the rest of the microfiber material.
- Clean Your Microfiber: Techniques for Cleaning Microfiber Furniture
- "Furniture Repair & Refinishing (Ultimate Guide);" Brian Hingley; 1998