$18 – $28
Repair cracks, tears, and holes in leather or vinyl with this flexible, water-based filler putty. Repairing peeling or flaking bonded or faux leather is discouraged.
Soft Filler is a water-based repair putty. Use a sunny window, heat lamp or incandescent bulb to cure until clear and no longer tacky. Do not use hair dryers or heat guns. Keep refrigerated when not in use.
Color will be needed to conceal the repairs. Do not used alcohol-based dyes or finishes over Soft Filler.
Click here for SDS (Safety Data Sheet).
If you can feel the damage, such that a gentle sanding won’t correct it, then repair is recommended.
If you are repairing any vinyl or severe cat ‘scratching post’ damage, scaliness, or cracking on real leather like this:
Buy our Vinyl Repair & Leather Filler Kit. Use a needle tool for thin cracks or small gouges. Buy a palette knife for larger areas.
If you have tears or holes through the material like this:
Buy a Leather Subpatch Kit plus the Vinyl Repair & Leather Filler Kit.
This article has more info and a video demonstration. For holes larger than 3" in diameter, consider glueing a top-patch of similar material to the subpatch before applying filler.
If you have isolated cat scratches or small scrapes or nicks on real leather like this:
Buy our Leather Cat Scratch Repair Kit. Apply tiny beads of super glue and sand to create a filler. Learn how here.
If your leather is peeling or flaking like this:
It ain't real leather! Here is how you'd repair it and why we don't recommend it.
If your leather looks like this:
It is actually a fabric which can be painted using these instructions. No filler is needed.
Use filler for thin, scaly, cracked (but not torn) leather or vinyl:
1 oz. covers ~ 4 ft2
2 oz. covers ~ 8 ft2
For holes or tears through the material:
Buy a subpatch kit!
1 oz. covers ~ 1 in. x 1 ft. hole
2 oz. covers ~ 2 in. x 1 ft. hole
Orders received before 10 am MST on weekdays (excluding US holidays) are usually shipped same-day.
Most domestic orders are shipped via Priority Mail unless otherwise requested and typically arrive in 2-4 business days. Packages over 6 lbs. as well as all Canadian and international orders are shipped via UPS.
Carriers have suspended their service guarantees due to COVID. We are not responsible for delays and cannot refund shipping costs except for UPS Next Day Air.
You will receive an automated email with tracking number. Please secure your package in a timely fashion to avoid freezing during winter months.
Canadian and international Customers, use coupon code internationalCLUB (case and space sensitive) to discount the freight and duties on 8 or 16 oz. bottles of color. Rub 'n Restore, Inc. is not responsible for duties, tariffs or other expenses incurred.
Click here for more shipping information.
Return & Exchange Policy
We accept returns or exchanges of the following products within 60 days of purchase:
Sorry, we do not accept returns of:
*PLEASE NOTE: The shipping cost to return / exchange a single unopened 2 oz. color, 2 oz. clear, 4 oz. clear, 1 oz. filler, or cleaner may cost more than the product itself and result in little or no refund or exchange credit.
Our cost to ship each order is more than what you paid, and we will recoup the difference on any return or exchange. For example:
If you request a return label, the cost will be deducted from any return or exchange. Our return labels are convenient and cost less than what you'll pay at the counter at UPS or the Post Office.
Read our complete return policy here.
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