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Black Vinyl & Leather Dye


Use our anti-UV Black dye to restore leather or vinyl furniture, rubber, auto interiors, plastics, and even shoes, jackets, or purses. 

For you color buffs, ours is a Lamp Black, which has a natural and warmer feel than the cooler blue Jet Black. Lamp Black is more commonly used in leather and vinyl upholstery in everything from cars to furniture. 

Color changing bonded leather or ultraleather is strongly discouraged due to the unstable nature of these materials. 

Black corrects stains, fading, discoloration, and scuffs with added UV protection. Designed for use on vinyl as well as pigmented and bycast leathers. Applies easily with a sponge, brush, or spray gun. It bonds to leather and vinyl, acting like a stain, not a coating. It will not rub off on clothing once dried. Do not get wet until fully cured. Stir stick and gloves come with each bottle. Sponge not included.


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  1. AWESOME PRODUCT 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Mar 2019

    There are a couple products out there that appeared to do the same thing as Run 'N Restore so I did my homework. I went with this product as the reviews were AMAZING. Just about every one ranted and raved about how easy and how good the product worked, so I decided I'd give it a go. I ordered the peppercorn as the color chart and pics made it look like it was one step from black. That was not the case. It is definitely a lighter blue gray color. After I did two coats and decided the color wouldn't match the living room (nothing wrong with the actual color, it looked good) I decided to go with black. BUMMER as I had to order and pay for another bottle knowing the first would go to waste but that's life. I wish I could have returned the unused portion for a partial credit. Anyway, I got the black and after 5 coats it turned out GREAT. Exactly what I was looking for. Not a jet black but more like a dark charcoal. NICE color. I am more than satisfied. Followed the instructions and just used an ordinary sponge and that was all it took. I would HIGHLY recommend this product. I was ready to buy a new couch and love seat and don't need to do that now. I purchased the larger bottle and still have a quarter bottle left after doing 5 coats on a full size couch and love seat to include the back side. The product is really amazing. Hard to believe these are the same couch and love seat. Buy it. You won't be disappointed.

  2. Not permanent 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Mar 2019

    I had high hopes for this product. I was going to dye several chiropractic tables. I tested the product by dyeing 2 vinyl bolsters. It went on easy and covered well. After 2 days of drying time I tested the adhesion by rubbing it with a wet paper towel and also Clorox wipes. With a little rubbing both removed the dye. I certainly cant use it on tables that people will be lying on. Disappointed for sure.

  3. Love this product !! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Feb 2019

    Amazing product and easy to use !!! I recommend this to anyone wanting to change the color of there furniture, my old leather couch looks like new !!

  4. wow great product! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Nov 2018

    Here are before and after photos of our very kid, pet, and sun loved living room set! Your product was easy to use and very budget friendly. You saved us thousands from not having to buy a new set. So glad I tried this!

  5. Amazing Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Nov 2018

    I began to wonder if I had done the right thing by applying this dye to the car's vinyl running boards. The first coat didn't go on that smooth and looked pretty streaked. HOWEVER, after the 4th coat of dye and two applications of Clear Prep+Finish it lOOks like NEW again!

  6. Pleasantly surprised 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Oct 2018

    I was looking for a leather stain and was pleasantly surprised to find rub and restore. When the product arrived and it arrived very quickly I followed the instructions but wasn't pleased with how the application work so I did it my own way I actually used a brush and the seat came out so great this was for my car the side panels came out so great and the bottle last at me throughout the whole project I still have some left very satisfied.

  7. Amazing Product and a Joy to Use 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Oct 2018

    I have refurbished two leather jackets and a pair of boots with Rub n Restore and it has worked brilliantly. I can't recommend this product highly enough. Extremely simple and fast to use with a brilliant finish.

    Last year my wife used it to refresh our couch and arm chairs and it did a fantastic job of that too.

  8. OUSTANDING 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2018


  9. I saved $400 and got a much better result! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jun 2018

    I bought a 2018 iM Toyota Corolla. The designers thought the black dashboard would look snazzy with a white lightening bolt. I did not. The upholsterer wanted $430 to take the dash apart and wrap the offending white bolt with black vinyl and put it back together. I said, "No, thanks" and found Rub 'n' Restore. I couldn't be happier with the result. I took it back to the dealership to show them how the iM could look with a little touch up. Next week, I'm going to show the upholsterer, too!

  10. So Impressed!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2018

    I ordered this confidently based on other reviews and testimonials but was beyond impressed with the results on my destroyed loveseat! Even with only one coat and my half assed patching job ( I have ZERO patience) it looks 100% better! I would recommend!!

  11. Works great, easy to use! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Mar 2018

    I redid a turquoise leather couch with the black dye. VERY happy with the results. Couch looks fantastic. It took 3 coats to cover, still lots of product left. Fantastic!

  12. Great product & service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Feb 2018

    I couldn’t be happier with the end result!

  13. Beautiful color 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2018

    Arrived frozen and still worked great

  14. Customer Service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Nov 2017

    The service is exceptional. They answered tons of questions even before I made a purchase. After the purchase they worked with me to get the exact result I was looking for. Outstanding folks.

  15. Excellent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Nov 2017

    Very pleased with this product

  16. Love it!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Oct 2017

    Had orange paint all over saddle bags.A few coats looked brand new.

  17. Love this product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Feb 2017

    This product is awesome, it gives great coverage. My couch, chair and love seat look brand new.

  18. Awesome product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2017

    I am so impressed with the dye and how easy it is to apply.

  19. Versatile "must have"... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2016

    I initialy bought filler, black color, and this sealer to try to salvage leather seats in Spanish antique chairs for a Taos rehab project. If successful, I'd save about $700 for a custom leather reupholstering job. not a bad gamble for roughly $60. after refinishing the wood to clean and age appropreate condition, I worked on the leather, and the finished product is MUCH better than new leather. It retains some aged character, but appears all new. the clear sealer was the finishing key.
    Afterward I used the clear on a very high quality but neglected leather couch, cushions, and pillows, all really old, dry, dirty, and well used. After a quick cleaning of the surface (409), six coats of clear with an hour dry time between coats, and you'd swear these pieces were just delivered from the King Ranch saddlery and leather works. Maybe saved $5,000 replacement of those beauties.
    And then there were the barn boots, ugly but in good condition... like new now with mahogany color and two clear coats.
    Keep a quart of clear handy. I completed all the above ob less that 2 quarts, and saved a bundle.

  20. Big Fan! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Oct 2016

    I love your product! I ordered, for the 2nd time, black yesterday. It is amazing! With my first order of black I refurbished a 40 year old black leather wing back. I could have sold 10 of them. Customers fought over it!

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Return/Exchange Policy

You can return or exchange any Rub 'n Restore® product within 60 days of purchase, even if you've opened it. We do not accept returns on colors that have been modified.

There is a 25% restocking fee on returns to recoup shipping expenses (free shipping wasn't free for us), re-bottling, re-labeling, etc. Sorry, we cannot pay your shipping cost to return the items.

Avoid the restocking fee by choosing the right color the first time. Send a sample for matching or request swatches. You can also avoid the restocking fee by exchanging.

Exchanges within USA must include a $10 check to supplement shipping for the new order. Exchanges to Canada, please include a $25 check.

Refunds/exchanges may also be prorated if a significant volume was used or leaked during shipment.

If you wish to exchange a stock color for a Custom Color, simply return the products with your vinyl or leather sample. We will contact you for credit card payment for the exchange shipping and the Custom Color formulation fee.

Once we have received your return, we will issue a refund or process the exchange within 24 hours. You will receive an automated email from our system notifying you of the refund or the tracking number for your exchange.

If you cancel your order before it has shipped, we will refund the full amount of the order. If your order has already shipped, we will ask UPS to return it to us, but shipping costs will be deducted from your refund.

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