Tear Doctor from Telebrands is a type of glue that they promise will repair any rips in leather, fabric, upholstery, or similar items before your very eyes. Tear Doctor states it’s non-toxic, creates a soft and flexible bond, works in just 3 minutes, and is a permanent solution to any “wardrobe malfunction.”  

How Tear Doctor Works

Tear Doctor doesn’t list specifically what it’s made from, except to state that it’s non-toxic and safe for your family to use; it’s most likely a type of silicone rubber. To use Tear Doctor, they instruct you to put a small bead on the ripped or torn item, press together, and wait for 3 minutes; after that time they claim Tear Doctor will have created a strong, permanent bond and the tear will now be completely invisible. They state you can use it to fix belt loops, leather couches, tears in paintings, and more without leaving a trace or having to pull out the needle and thread.

Tear Doctor Costs…

$16.99 ($10 plus $6.99 shipping and handling). At the time of your order, you may add another bottle of Tear Doctor, along with a travel size bottle for an additional $6.99 in fees.

It should be noted that while Telebrands promises a “100% Satisfaction Guarantee,” Tear Doctor can only be returned for a refund within 30 days if it is unopened/unused. If you do decide to return it, you must also include in writing the reason for the return or you could be denied. If you do qualify for a refund it will only be for the initial $10 and not any of the other fees.

Bottom Line: Is Tear Doctor a “Rip” Off?

Tear Doctor is a promising product with a lot of “wow” factor – that’s probably why you are here reading this review. We would just like to point out a few things.

First of all, in spite their claims that this is a “miracle” adhesive, the truth is there are other fabric glues in the marketplace. While we couldn’t find any reviews for Tear Doctor specifically, consumers are generally happy with other fabric adhesives, although some complain that these glues leave a stain and don’t work with leather very well. 

Here’s what we are concerned with about Tear Doctor:

  • There is no size listed for the bottle so you don’t know how much you are getting.
  • You cannot return Tear Doctor if you open it.
  • Telebrands currently has a F rating from the Better Business Bureau due to over 1700 complaints about their products, advertising, and customer service. 

If you are interested in a fabric adhesive, there are different types for different jobs. You might want to check out Joann’s Fabric Adhesive’s Guide, or, if you’re feeling extra crafty, here’s a recipe for how to make your own non-toxic all-purpose glue. 

Let us know what you think of Tear Doctor below – did it work as they promised or was it junk?