Heavy Filler

A thick paste based leather filler used for fixing damaged leather.

  • Extremely flexible
  • Perfect for repairing rips, tears, burns scuffs and holes
  • Suitable for high use areas
  • Sandable when dry
  • Available in black and white
From £9.95
In stock

Ships worldwide

Usually shipped within 24 hrs

Apple Pay Google Pay PayPal Visa Mastercard American Express

Heavy Filler is a very flexible filler used for fixing scuffs, scratches, holes and any other damage in leather.

The product can be used to fix damage where a long lasting and durable repair is required as it moves and flexes with the leather. The filler can be used to repair damage to all types and colours of leather, and can also be use don any leather item, from furniture and car seats to jackets, accessories and shoes.

Once the filler has dried you can replicate the grain of the leather using our Grain Repair. This is simply applied onto the filler, replicating the grain surrounding the repaired area. Doing so allows the repaired area to blend in much easier.

For areas of cracking, we recommend you use the Flexifil. This is because the Flexifil is a self-levelling product, therefore it flows easier into the cracks, spreading out evenly and giving a much longer lasting repair.

Heavy Filler is available in black or white, but you can also change the colour of the white filler yourself, adding up to 10% Leather Colourant (matched to the surrounding leather). Using a coloured filler limits the amount of Leather Colourant required to cover over it once repaired. This will in turn save time and reduce any possible texture difference from applying too much colour.

Heavy Filler is Suitable For

Leather Sofa, Armchair, Chairs and Furniture Leather Car Seat or Interior Handbag Leather Shoes, Boots or Footwear Leather Jacket or Clothing

Heavy filler is ideal for repairing damage to all different articles of leather, from furniture and car interiors to clothes, shoes, handbags and even equestrian leathers.

Suitable For Aniline and semi-aniline leather
Suitable For Pigmented leather/ topcoat leather
Suitable For Oil and wax pull-up leather
Suitable For Two-tone and mottled leather
Suitable For Rub-off/ antique finished leather
Suitable For Bicast leather
Suitable For Vinyl and faux leather, including bonded leather
Not Suitable For Suede and nubuck

Heavy Fillers Coverage and Shelf Life

As an example of coverage, 50ml Heavy Filler will repair around 100 5p size holes.

Store in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Store between 8°C and 30°C.

Once opened, use within 1 year.

Hole In Leather

A hole in leather

Fill the hole with heavy filler

After securing a ‘Canvas Patch’ behind the hole, it is filled with the heavy filler.

Level the filler to the top of the hole

The layer is dried with a hair drier, and re-applied until flush with the surface.

Sand filler smooth and replicate leather grain pattern

The filler is sanded smooth. Colour is then applied (in dots) to mimic the grain pattern.

Colour the area

The rest of the white filler is then coloured.

Apply final coat of colour to area for perfect repair

A final coat is sponged on and the hole disappears!

Instructional Videos

Q. How long does the Heavy Filler take to dry?

A. This depends on the thickness of coats applied.

We recommend applying several thin layers of filler, slowly building the filler up until it is flush with the leather. In repairing the damage this way, you can speed up the drying time to around 5 minutes per coat by using a hair dryer. If left to dry naturally you should allow roughly 1 hour in between coats.

If you apply one heavy coat of filler into the damage, this would need to be left for 24 hours to dry.

Q. My leather has cracked; can I use the Heavy Filler to repair this?

A. You can, however, we recommend using our Flexifil for repairing cracked leather. The Flexifil has been developed for repairing areas which are considered high use areas. It is an extremely flexible paste which is best used on cracks, and areas which come under constant use and/ or high stress.

Q. Can I add a grain effect to the filler?

A. Yes, for best results we recommend using our Grain Repair. This is simply applied to the filler once it has dried and will replicate the grain, copying from the surrounding area of the repair.

Q. Is the filler sandable?

A. Yes, once the filler has fully dried, it can be sanded smooth to ensure a nice, flush finish to the leather. You should wipe this over with our Alcohol Cleaner.

Q. Can I use the Heavy Filler to repair vinyl or faux leather?

A. Yes, our Heavy Filler will work on all types of vinyl or faux leather. If you're a professional though, you will get better results using our Leather & Vinyl Weld. This is simply because this product has been developed to create a better bond with faux leather, creating a longer lasting repair.

Q. Can I use the Grain Copier/ Grain Pad with the Heavy Filler?

A. Yes, you can, however, it is quite difficult to achieve perfect results with this system. The Grain Copier / grain pad are more suitable for use with the Leather & Vinyl Weld. We recommend using our Grain Repair for use on Heavy Filler.

Trustpilot Reviews for the Heavy Filler

People who viewed this, then bought
  1. Complete Leather Repair Kit
    Complete Leather Repair Kit

    Repair small tears, scuffs, scratches & to touch up colour loss to all items of leather.

    From £25.00