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Woman transforms her battered leather sofa for just £30 using grey paint

Woman transforms her battered leather sofa for just £30 using grey paint – as it’s hailed as ‘the best restoration ever seen’

  • A woman has transformed her battered leather sofa for just £30 using grey paint
  • She shared snaps of the restoration to Facebook group DIY on a Budget Official
  • The before-and-after photographs were praised by impressed social media users

A woman has revealed how she transformed her battered leather sofa using nothing but grey paint and sealer – for a total cost of just £30.

Taking to Facebook group DIY on a Budget Official, the DIY fan, from Bournemouth, shared remarkable pictures of her oxblood Chesterfield sofa before and after it was revamped. 

Impressed social media users were quick to heap praise on the photographs, with the woman’s handiwork being hailed as ‘the best restoration ever seen’.

A woman has revealed how she transformed her battered leather sofa (pictured) using nothing but grey paint and paint sealer – costing just £30

Taking to Facebook group DIY on a Budget Official , the woman, from Bournemouth, shared remarkable pictures of her sofa before and after (above) it was revamped

Taking to Facebook group DIY on a Budget Official , the woman, from Bournemouth, shared remarkable pictures of her sofa before and after (above) it was revamped

Impressed social media users were quick to heap praise on the photographs, with the woman's handiwork being hailed as 'the best restoration ever seen'

Impressed social media users were quick to heap praise on the photographs, with the woman’s handiwork being hailed as ‘the best restoration ever seen’

Sharing an image of the leather sofa with missing patches of paint and several stains, the woman admitted that she had picked it up for free.

A second snap showed the couch transformed into a luxurious-looking piece of furniture with a fresh, grey paint job.

She wrote alongside the pictures: ‘First time trying this and so pleased how it turned out. I loved the original colour but it didn’t go with the colour scheme in our new place and it needed sorting out anyway due to wear and tear. 

‘Chesterfield sofa – found free on Facebook. Grey leather paint – £15 on eBay. Matte leather paint sealer – £15 on eBay.

Sharing an image of the leather sofa with missing patches of paint and several stains, the woman admitted that she had picked it up for free in her Facebook post (pictured)

Sharing an image of the leather sofa with missing patches of paint and several stains, the woman admitted that she had picked it up for free in her Facebook post (pictured)

Top tips for transforming your sofa with paint 

After being inundated with comments asking how she transformed her sofa so successfully, the Bournemouth-based woman offered a step-by-step guide:

‘First you have to completely scrub the whole sofa with rubbing alcohol and a sponge or cloth. This removes any oils and treatments the leather might have had previously.

This step is so important. I’d do this a couple of times and put the alcohol in a spray bottle to get wide coverage. If you don’t do this step you will notice after where paint doesn’t stay.

For the paint, I used a paint brush for any holes or creases then used a mini roller, it made it so quick!

Wait a day then do another coat. I only did one coat as I was in a rush moving but would recommend two.

Wait another day then apply sealer. I chose a matte sealer as I thought it looked more expensive. The instructions were on the bottle but it says apply one layer using a microfiber cloth  then dry this with a hairdryer. 

Apply a second coat then dry again with a hairdryer before applying a third and leaving it to dry for two to three days.

Do not use or wipe down until after then. I would even say do a fourth! Can’t hurt!’

‘I’ve had two dogs on it for two days now with claws and no scratches yet so we will see.’ 

Her post was inundated with 14,000 likes and nearly 2,000 comments all complimenting her for her DIY work.

One person wrote: ‘Wow. Brilliant job. That has got to be the best DIY/restoration I have ever seen.’

Another said: ‘This looks amazing! Well done you!’ while a third added: ‘I had no idea you could do this. It looks great.’

Reaction: The post was inundated with 14,000 likes and nearly 2,000 comments all complimenting her for her DIY work

Reaction: The post was inundated with 14,000 likes and nearly 2,000 comments all complimenting her for her DIY work

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