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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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  1. WONDERFUL PRODUCT 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jun 2019


  2. Using product as a primer and sealer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2019

    I dyed my sectional from beige to Ash gray. I was going to use the primer and sealer as a final coat. But on the second part of my sectional, i had to apply it as a primer to get the dye to cover better. And it worked.

  3. AMAZING Product!!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Apr 2019

    This is the most amazing product!!! Our leather sofa and loveseat were in desperate need of help. We were actually going to throw it away and get new furniture but RubnRestore really brought the furniture back to life! I would HIGHLY recommend this product.

  4. This stuff is great! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Mar 2019

    This stuff is great and it goes a long way. I like how you can mix it with the color to control the amount of shine on your leather. I was getting tired of my couch and chairs, but I love the style of my furniture so when I found this, let's just say I was excited. Pretty cool products!

  5. Shine Through! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Feb 2019

    Great product and easy to apply. I like the fact that this does more than just prepping your couch/ leather product. After you dyed your leather, this will add a nice sheen If you decide to use after. I did a light coat after and my couch looks amazing.

  6. easy & quick 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Feb 2019

    the clear finish is great because it can be mixed with the stain to stain & prime together in one easy step. I also used it as a finish coat to bring a nice semi gloss to the leather. The stain along was a bit of a matt look for me so I think the semi gloss looks more finished.

  7. 2 chair win 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jan 2019

    Two recliners refurbished. Loved the sexiness of the product. The instructions were well done and easy to follow.

  8. Disappointed Customer 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2019

    I used Rub 'N Restore Clear Prep and Finish and on our leather sofa, two leather chairs, and four leather barstools. The sofa, chairs and barstools were all made by different manufacturers with different grades and shades of brown leather.

    I carefully followed the directions for preparation, cleaning, and application. The results were all the same, and disappointing. It did not leave any luster, as the product promised, although the sofa had a nice shine when new. Additionally, all the leather furniture had been soft and supple, and after use of the product, became stiff and rough like sandpaper. The dog's nail marks on the leather sofa, which never showed before, are now clearly visible.

    I would never use this product again nor recommend it to others.

  9. Fabulous experience 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jan 2019

    I was a little scared to paint our leather chair but it turned out fabulous. I am sharing my experience with so many people because it was so positive. Rub n Restore is also fabulous to do business with. Very helpful, providing excellent customer service.

  10. Exactly as described 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2019

    I used this as a prep for a color change from dark blue to mahogany. After cleaning the sofa with denatured alcohol, one coat of this and the die completely covered the the old color in two coats using less than half the bottle of color.

  11. OK product 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Dec 2018

    The product did add a gloss like it said. However, it did peal off in some areas even though I applied it as directed.

  12. Great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Oct 2018

    All the RNR products have worked very well. My 30 year old couches are amazing now

  13. Boat Seats 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Aug 2018

    Good Product. It was a nice finisher to the paint. Made boat seats smooth with a nice gloss finish.

  14. Saved the Day! 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!!

  15. Like new 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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

  16. Wow! love this product 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!

  17. Easy, beautiful, reduced brittleness 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  18. Boat seat restoration 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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

  19. Easy for novice. Great results! 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  20. Silky smooth 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th May 2018

    Clear prep and finish goes on easy and creates a beautiful finish, our lounge chair looks showroom new.

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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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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.

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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