I must say I was skeptical when I first got this product. I had a large (1.5 inch) and uneven rip on my dark brown leather couch - caused by my dog? wear and tear? my 9-year-old nephew poking his finger in it and stretching it? I am actually quite pleased with how the repair turned out. I was a bit turned off by the length of the instructions at first but they proved to be quite helpful when I actually read them carefully (I am anti-instructions in general). I practiced on the piece of vinyl provided and would recommend you do the same. Mixing the paints to your desirable color may be tricky, I learned from reviews of other leather repair kits, but I had no problem with it (perhaps because I paint with oil paints). Overall, a good product that helped me breathe a new life into my old couch at a time when I can't buy a new couch!