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How to mix a leather glaze?

A glaze is a more translucent finish made by diluting any Rub ‘n Restore® Color with Clear Prep+Finish™. A glaze is recommended for semi-aniline or finished leathers with a printed or mottled appearance, as Rub ‘n Restore® Colors alone will be solid, opaque or color change in just 2-3 coats.

This video demonstrates how easily a glaze can be mixed on the sponge.


Video contents:

  • 0:12 – Mixing a glaze directly on your sponge
  • 0:30 – Applying the glaze
  • 1:06 – Wiping vs. dabbing or stippling the glaze

Clear Prep+Finish™ is the base for all Rub ‘n Restore® Colors. More Clear will dilute the color, resulting in a more lustrous and translucent finish and allowing more of the original colors and features to show. More Color will be bolder and get better coverage on stains or fading. Experiment, and make a note of your ratio and method, so you can replicate the results in the future.

If you don’t like the results, you can always apply more color or Clear over the glazed surface.

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