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    Default Color fade/wear on arm

    I’ve got a Smith Brothers recliner that is starting to get a little fade in the color on top of arm from wear. I’ll admit before I got on this forum I didn’t know you were supposed to clean/condition leather regularly. Would this have prevented this fade? Can faded color like this be touched up with some leather creams normally used on shoes to bring back the color? Any other help/ideas/suggestions? I’d like to do what I can to prevent further fade or restore if possible. Thanks!Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Color fade/wear on arm

    If this is a finished leather than the repair would be to repaint it. If a pure aniline leather than it would be re-dyed. Yours looks like a finished hide.

    Cleaning kits are for maintenance, they won’t restore damaged leather. Yes, regular maintenance goes a long ways to prevent that from occurring,

    Leather creams generally don’t work well on furniture as it transfers to your clothing.
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    Default Re: Color fade/wear on arm

    So what’s the best way to minimize this wearing? And what type of leather looks best over the long run? The pure aniline leather? Thx for all the help!

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    Default Re: Color fade/wear on arm

    Read the thread here on all about leather, in the leather section.
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