Leather Paint vs Leather Repair Paint

Applying leather paint to a leather car seat

Which Leather Paint is best?

Do you need Leather Paint or Leather Repair Paint? In this blog, we compare the differences between the two products to help you decide which is best for the project you are working on.

Leather Paint

As the name suggests, Leather Paint is specifically made for painting intricate and decorative designs onto all items of leather.

It can be applied with a sponge or paint brush and can also be thinned with water so that you can apply them onto leather with an airbrush, allowing you to add more depth and a range of patterns to your designs.

In this photo, the Leather Paint is being applied using a paint brush to change the colour of the leather.

Our Leather Paint contains Leather Finish, so it is not necessary to apply any additional finishing coats. However, you may wish to apply either Leather Finish or our Natural Leather Finish if you want to alter the shine or feel.

Newer and better technology allows for more flexibility, better coverage, faster drying times, better application and as a result, longevity.

As a result, our Leather Paint is ideal for painting designs on shoes, trainers, clothing, furniture, car seats and more.

Watch our video – this video shows you how to paint creative designs onto leather sneakers.

We offer a set of 12 standard colours that can be mixed to create any colour desired, and match every colour of leather: White, Black, Red, Yellow, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Turquoise, Green, Lime Green, Orange, Dark Brown, Medium Brown.

There is also a larger range of custom colours available, and all colours of Leather Paint can be mixed together to match any colour desired.

Leather Repair Paint

There are many similarities between our Leather Paint and Leather Repair Paint. However, the reason you would use them is very different.

If you need to restore the colour, or repair a small area of damage to leather, you’re best using our Leather Repair Paint.

You can use our Leather Repair Paint to repair minor scuffs, scratches and colour-loss on sofas, car seats/interiors, clothing, handbags, and all other leather items.

Depending on the size of the damage, the Leather Repair Paint can be applied using a sponge or spray gun.

In this photo, the Leather Repair Paint has been matched to the leather then applied using a sponge to restore the colour.

Like the Leather Paint, the Leather Repair Paint contains a satin finish, which offers a soft, delicate and natural look when applied to the surface of the leather. This also means that an additional layer of Leather Finish is not needed.

It combines the flexibility, coverage, and quality of our standard Leather Colourant with the self-sealing properties of our Leather Finish, making it a great alternative for small and quick repairs!

Our Leather Repair Paint is available in 24 standard colours and can be matched to any other colour in our colour chart(s) or to a sample of leather from the item you are working on.

Both types of leather paint are water based and non-toxic, making them safe to use on all types of leather and in all environments.