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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Amazing Product and a Joy to Use
Posted by Adrian Kelly 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.
Posted by JOE on 23rd Jul 2018
I HAVEN'T LEFT A REVIEW FOR ANY PRODUCT IN 30 YEARS. THAT'S. BECAUSE I WAS ALMOST ALWAYS DISSATISFIED. I DIDN'T WANT TO WASTE MY TIME WRITING A REVIEW. BUT....IN THIS CASE I DECIDED TO GO AHEAD AND WRITE A REVIEW THAT DESERVES TO BE KNOWN FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING PRODUCT BUT ALSO THE OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE. THE RESULTS OF THE DYE I PURCHASED WERE UNBELIEVABLY OUTSTANDING. I CONSIDER MYSELF "OUTSTANDING" AS WELL FOR PURCHASING THIS OUTSTANDING PRODUCT. YES I KNOW....I USED THE WORD "outstanding" TOO MUCH. CAN'T HELP IT...
I saved $400 and got a much better result!
Posted by Randy M. 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!
Posted by Sarah D. 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!!
Works great, easy to use!
Posted by Bob 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!
Great product & service
Posted by Aerie on 7th Feb 2018
I couldn’t be happier with the end result!
Posted by Unknown on 5th Jan 2018
Arrived frozen and still worked great
Posted by Walt 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.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Nov 2017
Very pleased with this product
Posted by Tim on 5th Oct 2017
Had orange paint all over saddle bags.A few coats looked brand new.
Love this product
Posted by Pam W. on 8th Feb 2017
This product is awesome, it gives great coverage. My couch, chair and love seat look brand new.
Posted by Susan on 2nd Jan 2017
I am so impressed with the dye and how easy it is to apply.
Versatile "must have"...
Posted by Taos historical rehab addict 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.
Posted by David W 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!
Posted by M Canda on 20th Aug 2016
Posted by Andi Hurtig on 15th Jul 2016
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't terrified about dying my leather love seat. I watched the videos, gloved up, and got to it. It really is as easy as the videos imply. I chose Ebony so my coverage was noticeable immediately - by the second go around, the color was lush and I was inspired. After applying the Clear Prep & Finish the luster was evident. The next day, I napped on it - even drooled a bit, and the dye held up! I'm sold on this product and have told everyone - Their initial reaction is always, "You did what?! You dyed your leather love seat?!!" - Yes I did....I can't wait to do it again. This is easily the best product I've come across - ever!
scared in the beginning but very happy
Posted by Dale on 12th Jan 2016
It was really scarey experience, knowing so little about dying leather, in ordering the dye over the inter-net because there were so many negative opinions regarding a water base dye adhering to leather and/or vinyl. But decided to order your product anyways based on the positive testimonials on your web site and very,very glad that we did. Following the directions that came with the product and on your web site, the product worked out very well and the results were beyond our expectation.
Rub 'n restore worked like magic!
Posted by Unknown on 17th Aug 2015
barely used half of the 8oz bottle of black to recolor my Selig lounge chair from ugly yellow-tan to lustrous black! Matched with walnut stain on the plywood. From trashy to Classy!
first time user the recliner tuned out great!!!
Posted by Unknown on 6th Apr 2015
The rubnrestore was very easy to use. It took four coats to change a purple chair to black. The first
Coat looks very streaky but it seems to prep the leather for the other coats. It is very fast and we only
Used a half a 8oz bottle. The finshed product looked very professional.
Great product and customer service
Posted by Jack on 6th Apr 2015
I sent a sample of my sofa to Rub 'n Restore. They analyzed it for free and recommended a 2:1 ratio of Wine and Black rather than paying the extra fee for a custom color. Started the restoration of our sofa on the weekend. I can't believe how it came out. It looks brand new! Glad I found Rub 'n Restore. Great product.
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We demonstrate the versatility of black Rub 'n Restore™ color on a plastic automotive bumper, shoes, and get goofy with a paintbrush and a purse. http://www.rubnrestore.com Rub 'n Restore products have been used by professionals for over 30 years. http://www.vinylladies.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest! @RubnRestore
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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.