Customized Vinyl & Leather Dye
Our custom matched conditioning paint will recolor or restore vinyl or leather. It's anti-UV and will never flake, peel, crack, or stain clothing. Color changes on bonded leather or ultraleather are discouraged due to the flimsy nature of these materials.
Send a sample, and we will formulate a leather dye to match your auto interior, beloved chair, team colors, or new interior decor. This process incurs a $60 matching fee (in addition to the cost of an 8 or 16 oz. bottle) but can save time and labor.
Please note: most samples that we receive are base-and-print or multi-toned. We mix a single color that your eye reads as a match from a short distance. You can choose to work with a single color or two, but replicating the appearance of the original material is up to you. Swatches often do not resemble their faded counterparts. Therefore a Custom Color also won’t match, and you may have to dye the entire piece. In this instance, you may prefer going with a less expensive stock option.
Each Custom Color is formulated by a color master and evaluated in indoor and outdoor settings. Please click here to learn more about the process. Turnover time is fast, usually within 48 hours of payment. We keep the formula on file and can always make another batch upon request for a $30 re-mix fee.
The customized leather dye is water-based. It conditions leather or vinyl while depositing color. Custom Colors can be applied with a sponge, brush, or spray gun. The product behaves like stain; it will not rub off on clothing and will never peel or crack.
Please send a 3" x 1" sample of any of the following:
- Swatch of leather or vinyl
- Paint chip
- Trim panel or headrest from a car
- Even fabric or flatware
Photographs are helpful in determining quantity of dye needed, but we cannot mix a color to a photograph.
Please mail the sample along with your telephone number, billing, shipping, and email addresses to:
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Posted by DD on 30th Apr 2018
I have been looking for a color to match the leather in my BMW with no luck. I tried using several of the mix-your-own color kits and the paint was terrible it just peeled off. I tried just using touch up paint that looked similar, and while it didn't peel the color just wasn't close enough. Finally I decide to Try Rub'n Restore, and sent in my armrest. I did a custom mix paint, Simply amazing!! I was hesitant but Im glad I used Rub'n Restore! I know i sound like a commercial but seriously thats how great the service and product is.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Apr 2018
The custm color was perfect, finishing off my leather patch repair perfectly. My sofa looks new again.
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Apr 2018
I had a custom color made and the product was easy to apply and I am so pleased with final result
Leather car seat refinish.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Mar 2018
The custom color matched perfectly. Great product. The result was better than expected.
Posted by Debbie Collins on 27th Feb 2018
Lesandra was so helpful, I am from the UK AND WAS DESPERATE to buy this product, I have dyed two leather chairs to match my dining chairs and what fantastic results, thank you for all your help
I considered replacing my $7k leather sectional....
Posted by Paul and Carol in Colo. Sprgs. on 28th Nov 2017
After 20 years my huge leather sectional couch was really showing its age, with pigment missing from natural creases and folds in high usage areas. I sent a sample from one of the cushions to Rub and Restore for color matching, and although the matching wasn’t perfect (their version of putty color was peachier than the original) we decided to try it on the whole couch to gauge its restorative powers. (We figured we could always change the color later if we weren’t happy with it.) It took two of us about 4hours to apply a couple coats from one 16oz. bottle of dye. (We used 3/4 of the bottle for the whole sectional, your results may vary depending on how similar the new and old colors are)
We are amazed. We now have a new $7k leather sectional! It looks and feels brand new. We plan to use Rub and Restore to rehabilitate another couch that we had planned to kick to the curb because of the same wear related issues.
Posted by Pattie on 20th Sep 2017
Your product is awesome and so easy to use. The boat had sun blisters all,over the white portion of the seats. They now look like new. I just ordered the camel brown to do the seat portion, they are not as bad as the white but after seeing how well the white looked I decided to spruce the bottoms up too. Thanks for a great product!
Posted by Unknown on 13th Sep 2017
This process was simple and the results were great. I changed color from blue to green and the match was perfect to my other chair. Thanks a million
Posted by Unknown on 6th Sep 2017
Used it on some vinyl boat cushions, look like new
TR6 Tonneau and top covers
Posted by Don Weeks on 4th Sep 2017
My Brown 1971 Triumph TR6 had a black Tonneau cover which just didn't look right to me (akin to a brown suit with black shoes). I sent in a vinyl swatch from an old "New Tan" interior part, and received perfectly matched dye. It took 6 coats to transform the tired black cover into a brand new looking New Tan cover. With the left over dye I applied 2 coats to freshen up the New Tan convertible top cover. What a difference!
Posted by Hedley Lint on 29th Aug 2017
Am very pleased with the outcome of my project. Interior looks great. Will recommend this product to every one. And the support from the Lovely is second to none. She is smart and great.
Great stain match
Posted by Victoria on 15th Aug 2017
Loved this product!! So easy to use and the color match for my leather furniture was perfect. Just know that a little amount goes a long way. Barely used more than 1/4 cup to restore/touchup 2 chairs and a couch.
Posted by Unknown on 31st Jul 2017
I have ordered dye from these folks twice now, and have not been disappointed with either. They are easy to deal with and prompt service. Highly recommend.
Genuine Leather Sofa Restored!
Posted by David from AZ on 30th May 2017
Have a top-grain beige-toned sectional from creative leather, its 15 years old, and just recently started getting cat scratches and the very top surface was peeling/cracking pretty badly all over. I was retired to throwing this sectional away and buying a nearly identical one but decided to look into leather restoration service, and then came across Rub N Restore. After emailing and sending a few pictures, they called me and told me they were nearly certain the dye would repair and restore the leather. I did the custom color, and they shipped it the next day after receiving my sample leather swath. Color matched perfect, and after 3 coats of the new dye its nearly impossible to see where the old leather was damaged and deteriorating. I wish I had known about this product years ago before having my leather car seats dry out and fall apart. The new surface is literally like a brand new leather furniture should be, not fake or plastic/vinyl feeling.
Hyundai XG350L driver's seat
Posted by John Farrar on 1st May 2017
The color match was exact and precise! The seats on this 13 year old car were intact but worn with almost 400,000 miles on it. They came out like new!
unbeliveable great the answer
Posted by Steven on 15th Mar 2017
My leather couch set have had cat scratches all over them. I looked and looked for something to repair them. Then I found Rub n Restore, the couches look like new. I did the treatment some time ago and it is wearing great
Worked better than expected!
Posted by Carmen on 13th Mar 2017
Just purchased a Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland but the front passenger seat was discolored. It would have been $700 to replace the seat and did not want a cheap looking cover. Sent a sample color to Rub & Restore. Applied to the seat, and it looks BRAND NEW! Only one little application removed the stains and the seat looks great. Did not expect it to work so well. Well beyond my expectation and the color match is incredible. Great savings and the Jeep now looks excellent. Can you tell how happy I am!?
Posted by Larry D on 6th Mar 2017
Thank you for a wonderful product. Your color match was right on.
Why did I take so long to repair.
Posted by Steven Bristol on 4th Mar 2017
This product is unbeliveable. I had my sons cat scratches on my living room leather set for 19 years. They looked horrible. To replace the couches it would have cost me over $5000.00. I stumbled over this product on the net. Great service, Great communications. The furniture looks NEW. It took me an afternoon to do both a 9 ft couch and a 6 ft couch.
Posted by Rick on 28th Jan 2017
With the use of alchohol to prep and then a sponge, we were able to return our beat-on, stained and heavily used analine leather couch to a like brand new condition in less than a morning. We needed a custom color and the match was dead on perfect. If anyone is thinking about trying this product, you should buy it and try it. We continue to shake our heads in disbelief every time we look at the couch thinking there is no way it is the same couch.
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No returns on Custom Colors. If the Custom Color does not match your surface, it is usually because the sample used for matching was taken from an unexposed area and therefore has not sunfaded or discolored.
Every Custom Color is painstakingly mixed by a professional eye, examined, and refined under various light sources. No computer can read the color and write a formula as accurately and certainly not without human refinement (this is especially true with base-and-print or multi-toned samples).
If you are dissatisfied with your Custom Color, please contact us and send another sample for comparison.