Clear Prep+Finish Leather Conditioner
Clear Prep+Finish™ is a water-based leather conditioner and clear sealer. Excellent for priming and protecting marine vinyl and synthetics too!
Clear Prep+Finish™ is the base for all Rub 'n Restore® Colors and serves many functions:
- Use it as a primer for dry, stiff, or sun-rotted surfaces.
- Dilute Rub 'n Restore® Colors with Clear Prep+Finish™ to make a transparent glaze for multi-toned surfaces, aniline leather, or to create a satin finish.
- Use it between layers of color to seal your work (recommended for color changes from dark to light).
- A final topcoat of Clear Prep+Finish™ improves durability and deepens color by adding shine (this is most noticeable when applied over dark or bold colors). It cannot replicate the appearance of patent leather or high-shine vinyl. Do not use if you desire a matte finish.
Application is easy with a sponge or spray gun (not included).
A little goes a long way: 8 oz. is usually enough for a sofa when used just as a topcoat; buy 16 oz. if you're using it both as a primer and topcoat.
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Posted by Unknown on 1st Aug 2018
Good Product. It was a nice finisher to the paint. Made boat seats smooth with a nice gloss finish.
Saved the Day!
Posted by Unknown on 30th Jul 2018
Used the Flite Cleaner, Clear Prep and Mocha Dye... followed the instructions to restore the color on a leather Ottoman after my grand-daughter sprayed and rubbed suntan lotion on it. Cleaned with denatured alcohol to blend the base original color, cleaned with Flite and applied the clear prep / dye for the final color for satin finish. Worked exactly as described in instructions and videos. The Ottoman looks brand new!!
Posted by D. M. on 5th Jul 2018
Was easy to apply with a minimal
amount of mess. Definately use the sealer to give it the like new look
Wow! love this product
Posted by Unknown on 4th Jul 2018
I purchased the flite cleaner, the clear and prep and the beige leather dye. My badly distressed beige sectional, dogs, kids, wear, etc. was ready for the trash, now it looks brand new! Took about and hour and 30 minutes to do all steps. WOW! brand new....love it and will tell everyone I know. Thank you!
Easy, beautiful, reduced brittleness
Posted by Marie W on 3rd Jul 2018
I mixed this with my rub n restore red chili and persimmon custom analysis mix. It resulted in a nice multi dimensional luster. I left the clear out when I needed more opacity and coverage and made sure the last layer had more clear to it for luster and protection. Easy, beautiful, reduced brittleness and increased durability. I did a whole sectional and used about 4 oz.
Boat seat restoration
Posted by Ray on 5th Jun 2018
Created a great shine after applying several coats of dye. 3 or more coats of sealer after dye application looked great
Easy for novice. Great results!
Posted by Don Mitchell on 5th Jun 2018
First time user on a white leather sectional. The sectional was good quality, but 25 years old and showing some color wear.
Took some elbow grease to clean with alcohol to get oil and years off. Easy to use prep. Three easy to apply coats (probably could have gotten by with 2 coats) and then the finish coat. Took 2 days for large curved sectional, because of drying and only working it during the day.
Too early to tell, but if it holds up as advertised, it will be an a huge bargain. Only used 1 large bottle of prep/finisher and 1 large bottle of Peppercorn dye, and I still have some left for touch-up or repair.
Very satisfied, and getting compliments on "professional" end product. Will use again on our Pontoon Boat.
Posted by Danny Kennedy on 29th May 2018
Clear prep and finish goes on easy and creates a beautiful finish, our lounge chair looks showroom new.
Posted by Ed on 23rd May 2018
Used on antique desk with leather top
Posted by Donna z. on 10th May 2018
I tried to mix this with the paint to tone the shine down a bit but even when mixed 50/50 it was still shiny. Hopefully they will come out with a matte finish that doesn't require guess work
Really makes the leather shine
Posted by L Roberto on 30th Apr 2018
Very happy with this product
Posted by Sherry on 24th Mar 2018
I’m a little disappointed in the color match because the picture appeared to be a perfect match. I’m still working on it and will put a clear coating over it when I’m done. The product is very easy to use.
Leather car seat refinish.
Posted by Billy P on 19th Mar 2018
I mixed the clear prep and finish conditioner 1:1 with dye for a satin finish. Worked great.
Posted by Lindsey Dufraimont on 6th Mar 2018
I will never be without a bottle of this in my house. I used it to prep my couches for colour, seal the colour and to condition a different set and it is amazing. Brings life back to old leather!!
Clear Prep+Finish Leather Conditioner
Posted by Unknown on 5th Mar 2018
My steering wheel looks like new!
Posted by John Johnson on 19th Feb 2018
I didn't buy R&R for my steering wheel, but it worked great. Most guides to refurbishing a steering wheel include removing the wheel (a lot more involved than it sounds), sanding the old finish off, smoothing it, priming it, masking it, spray painting it again and again, spraying several coats of clear varnish, and then reassembling it. Whew! I put a few coats of R&R dye on with a sponge (without removing or masking it), waited a couple of days and applied a couple coats of clear. What a difference it made and without all of the hassle! Thanks for a great product t that's easy to use. I can't wait to try it on my furniture now.
Great way to finish
Posted by Megan on 12th Dec 2017
After having great success with the Cognac and Peppercorn dyes I tried the clear prep. I really liked how it finished off the couches and added a subtle shine.
Posted by Susan on 16th Aug 2017
Loved all you products. With wine color found I had to use the sealer or it would rub off color. Also on furniture with parts not leather after several coats of color had to use sealer to get a smooth not streaky look. My furniture looks beautiful!
Posted by Kelly on 26th Jul 2017
After allowing my two Rhodesian Ridgebacks took over my couch, love seat and recliner. their nails had scratched the leather up to the point I thought I would have to replace them. I looked hi and lo for a product that restored the shine/sheen they had when they were new. After a couple of coats of Clear Prep+Finish Leather Conditioner, it has the sheen, the color came back (dark chocolate) without dye. Best $ I ever spent!
Posted by Cindy on 17th Jun 2017
I like the product, but I do still stress when it's time to apply. I don't always get the finish I need. Sometimes it has streaks, sometimes it has dots, and I have to re-dye and re-apply. I've done everything the same way they say, but not sure why it turns out the way it does at times. However, it is a nice product all in all.
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Our water-based clear acrylic formula is easy to apply and more permanent than other silicone or oil-based leather conditioners. It adds water and stain repellency without feeling plasticky. Not recommended for suede and nubuck, however. 0:08 - First coat of Clear Prep+Finish™ on worn, aniline leather 0:41 - Gentle sanding to polish any rough spots 0:50 - Final coat 1:11 - Before and after photos We're professional leather and vinyl repair artisans that now tailor solutions to help you DIY. https://www.rubnrestore.com http://www.vinylladies.com Follow us on social media! @RubnRestore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RubnRestore/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rubnrestore/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rubnrestore Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/rubnrestore/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+RubnRestore LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rub-%27n-restore-inc.
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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.
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.