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Cognac Vinyl & Leather Dye


Our Cognac leather paint recolors, preserves, and conditions upholstery. Great for vinyl too!. It is anti-UV and won’t peel, crack, flake, or stain clothing.


Cognac is a rich butterscotch or caramel color. It is darker than Camel but lighter than other browns like Walnut or Espresso. It is similar to Mocha but more golden.


Deposit permanent color and blend the appearance of minor scuffs, stains, discoloration, and wear while adding UV protection. A popular color for aniline or semi-aniline leather furniture, Cognac can also be used on coated or bycast leather as well as vinyl. Apply with a sponge, brush, or spray gun. It permeates leather and vinyl, behaving more like a dye and less like a coating. Once dried, it will not rub off on clothing. Do not get wet until fully cured. Each bottle comes with an extra-long stir stick and gloves. Sponge not included.


Color changes are discouraged on ultraleather or bonded leather due to the flimsy nature of these materials.

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  1. Looks New Again 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Feb 2018

    I used the Cognac Leather and Vinyl Dye on a office chair that was originally a very close color. The chair is a combo of vinyl and leather, with a leather seating surface and vinyl on the arms, back and sides. The color on the vinyl surfaces had either worn off completely as in the case of the arms or turned an odd greenish shade on the sides and back.I used clear prep and finish. Then I put 2 thin coats of cognac on the leather seating surface and sides and back. I put 5 coats on the arms to bring them back to the same color as the rest of the chair. I topped it off with a coat of clear prep and finish. Everybody has commented it looks like a new chair. It was easy to do and has saved a comfortable favorite chair from the landfill.

  2. Amazing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Dec 2017

    I was dubious about this product but my couch was so bad that I had nothing to lose. The transformation was incredible! From a couch that was destined for the dump to something that looks brand new.

  3. Looks like new 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Dec 2017

    I love the color. It worked exactly the way you discribed it.
    It looks like new.

  4. F A N T A S T I C 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Aug 2017

    Your product is F A N T A S T I C. color, clear coat great.
    great job LADIES

  5. Super impressed! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Apr 2017

    Excellent product! Changed the color of an entire sectional with a 16oz bottle with some left over! Took about 3 coats to get good coverage and was time consuming but worth it in the end! Be sure to follow the directions and use the proper sponge!

  6. Excellent product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Feb 2017

    I purchased cognac in 2014 when my niece recommended it. I never got to it until this year. I purchased 8 oz bottle and ran out. I ordered an additional 16 oz and was concerned that the color might have changed, but it arrived and was exactly the same. It was easy to use and very thorough. Both sofa and love seat look marvelous. Cognac is lighter than my previous red brown color.and covers completely. I love it.

  7. Love this dye 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Nov 2016

    This is a fantastic product. I had hard time getting full coverage with another brand and it was awful. Love rub n restore. Works great!

  8. WOW amazing! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2016

    What can I say about this fantastic product...I now have a new couch.

  9. Beyond the expectations 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Mar 2016

    WONDERFUL! I cannot believe the transformation! Easy, great effect and inexpensive. Love it!

  10. Easy and professional 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jan 2016

    A mix of the Forest and Cognac (thanks to the personal help from CC) produced the exact green I was looking for. Not only did this product transform a teal leather into a NEW chair, it took away the scars of years of use. The videos and personal phone help gave me the confidence to do this. I am a retired decorative painter, and went into this project with a definite color and professional results in mind. I received both and will use this product on another leather chair I have at our summer home. Thank you, Rub 'n Restore--this is an amazing product .

  11. 2 days for a new set of furniture ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Oct 2015

    Three large piece leather set with additional hassock covered with cognac color perfectly ! Only used one bottle for this set with 4 coats ! Looks like we have a brand new living room set !

  12. Exceeded everyone's expectation! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jul 2015

    This stuff is amazing! Turned our worn 23 year old leather sofa into the centerpiece of our home. We went from a light beige to the deep and beautiful cognac. Can't believe the outcome, very impressive!

  13. Works great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Mar 2015

    Old leather couch (15 years) looked tired and worn; cleaned it up, filled in the cracking leather and used about 4-5 coats of Rub&Restore after using clear-prep. The couch was dark gray-blue, and now is really nice color (cognac)
    Forgot to take before photo, but here is the after

  14. worked better than expected 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jan 2015

    Application was easy drying was fast was able to use in 48 hours and very dog proof....

  15. Two sets look like a matching set now. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Dec 2014

    My loveseat and sofa where old and stained. The recliner wasn't even part of the set. After I was doing staining and sealing all three, then all look new and they have the exact same matching color. My living room hasn't looked better. Great product.

  16. Thrilled! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Sep 2014

    I received your products today and couldn't wait to get started. I was only able to do the seat cushions and ottoman tonight, but those are what needed the most work. I am thrilled! They look so good! The cognac color worked perfectly for my saddle-colored aniline. I love it. And it was so easy! I'm going to do the chairs tomorrow to get the color to match the cushions and ottoman. Thank you so much!

  17. A little too yellow 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jul 2014

    Love, love ,love theses products but cognac was a bit too yellow for me. Returned for a custom color match.

  18. Don't like the color 1 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jun 2014

    Purchased product w/ high hopes based off of reviews from amazon. Couldn't be more disappointed! The color is terrible. Most cognac colors have a more brown tone to them. Too orange.

  19. Outstanding product, outstanding results. AGAIN! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th May 2014

    2nd year I have used Rub'nRestore products and it is like magic! How to take old and make it brand new! Easy to use, dry's fast, instant success! LOVE THIS PRODUCT! ;-)

  20. Seriously good! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th May 2014

    Used this product to bring back life into my 1976 mercedes interior. WOW!!!! this stuff is amazing. Worked on all the vinyls, seats/door panels and even the bits of plastic trim like the handle and side pockets which are hard plastic.

    This really is an above and beyond product. Super easy to use, great price, and fantastic results.

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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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