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Red Chili Vinyl & Leather Finish

(22 customer reviews)


Red Chili is our brightest red color. It is a step down from a fire engine red, so it has a regal feel while still being very vibrant and bright.


Use it like a dye on aniline, full-grain leather and vinyl upholstery to:

  • correct fading,
  • condition, seal and protect.

It applies easily with a sponge and will not alter the feel. It won’t peel or rub off onto clothing.

Each bottle comes with gloves and stir stick.

Before You Buy

Clear Prep+Finish™ or a glaze is strongly recommended to seal all reds.

Please read about dramatic color changes before undertaking one.

Rub ‘n Restore® products are not recommended for fabric, suede, nubuck or faux (bonded) leather. Learn more about material types or peeling bonded leather.

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22 reviews for Red Chili Vinyl & Leather Finish

    Red Chili Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    October 21, 2019
    I wish that I had taken a before picture. This red color adds depth and warmth to my leather bag. Using the topcoat has brought the bag back To life. The product is easy to work with and gives great results
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    Red Chili Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
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    dylan m
    September 17, 2019
    I am halfway through my project and am enjoying the whole process. The chili red is nice and strong, but also easy to cleanup on the fly. The support I received from the company was spot on and timely. I really recommend!
    Collage showing before and after photos of faded couch restored with Rub n Restore Red Chili
    July 12, 2019
    I'm done and thrilled!
    Aly B
    July 12, 2019
    Here are before/after pictures of my lay-z-boy. I used Red Chili. I bought a 16 oz. bottle, but I would be surprised if I used more than 3 oz. I finished it with a single coat of prep n finish.
    Red Chili Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    Red Chili Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    Red Chili Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    May 10, 2019
    Ok, this probably isn’t your taste but I HAD to send in my before and after photos. I have all of my friends and family freaking out about your products, and I bragged about how easy it was. I can’t wait to do more!! Check out the before and afters shots. The couch was in really rough shape, especially the cushions, and now you can barely tell!!! Your espresso was a little lighter than the couch was prior but every inch was redone and sealed. I used red chili on the bottom cushions. Love your product and thank you so much for being so helpful!!!! You will hear from me again!!!
    Faded leather couch restored with red chili color. Before and after.
    May 9, 2019
    Thank you for your great product!
    Before and after photo of tan leather furniture recolored to red chili.
    May 9, 2019
    You Products are amazing!!!! Very user friendly and the YouTube videos are what sold me. Both of these pieces were light beige before and now a beautiful crimson color.
    August 28, 2018
    I prepared the cushions (which were really badly worn) -- first, I repaired a tear and also used the wonderful filler on the cracked places. The red chili was a perfect match and was so easy to apply. The couch now looks great! Thanks to Lesandre for all of her great advice! And thanks, too, for the wonderful videos!
    June 26, 2018
    I was pleasantly surprised at how easy/great this product worked.
    It was used on an 8 year old bonded leather couch at one of our college rentals.
    February 28, 2018
    What a fantastic product! I dyed my Hunter Green recliner to red using the Chili Red product. The color turned out beautiful. I got complete coverage with 2 coats and it was the easiest application. You can not tell my chair was ever anything but Red. My friends very really impressed.
    Jerry Popelka
    February 19, 2018
    We are very pleased with this product. We may have had to choose to replace this sofa, we can now enjoy the use and be proud of it's appearance. We highly recommend this product.
    January 9, 2018
    I had this leather chair that was mallard green that I could not part with. We moved into a cabin and I needed it red. So I first rubbed it with the ash color which I had left over from my first Rub 'n Restore project and then next day I applied the Red Chili color and it turned out perfect. I would add my before and after photos if there was a feature to do this.
    August 12, 2017
    I just ordered your product in dark red to refurbish an old leather sofa. The couch looks brand new!! It couldn't have been easier and couldn't have looked better! You have an AMAZING and easy to use product.
    And so simple to use too! Congrats to you on a fine product!
    August 3, 2017
    Our old ottoman had turned from red to cream of tomato to pink over the years. I was ready set it at the curb on big garbage day. I tried Rub n Restore's Red Chili on the ottoman and it looks brand new!!!
    Two tone chair color restore photo
    March 17, 2017
    I have two tone Mexican leather chairs which were white and brown. The white got stained and grubby and couldnt be cleaned. I restored the brown with Cherrywood and the white i changed to Red Chili.
    They are just stunning! Im SO pleased.
    October 30, 2016
    I actually used the color Merlot, they custom mixed it for me because I originally used it to save my vinyl top almost 3 years ago. This is the second application, not bad in the hot Fl sun which destroys everything.
    March 8, 2016
    This product is awesome. I used it to change the color of my bar stools from a dull color to a vibrant Chilli Pepper red. They look brand new.
    January 5, 2016
    This is a beautiful deep red. It makes our couch feel more expensive. It is not a garrishly bright shade.
    December 5, 2015
    Just want to say WOW, what an amazing product, so happy with my "new" furniture.. Will definitely recommended it to my friends and family..

    Thanks so much
    July 22, 2015
    The Red Chili recliner and Turquoise couch look great. I have to ask... Is this some alien technology that you got from a crashed UFO in area 51? cause no one believes me when I tell them how easy it is and how quick it went from brown to red and turquoise. You ladies have something special here. Thanks.
    Before and after photo of a couch that has been recolored from tan to red chili.
    Chris A
    July 20, 2015
    We bought a new home, and we decided to buy an old, leather sofa from the sellers to use until we moved in.  Our plan was to toss the sofa when we were done with it.  Turns out, we needed a statement piece of furniture in a den area, so we decided to use Rub n Restore to turn the old, worn out sofa into a like-new eye popper.  We bought the Red Chili dye and the Clear Prep & Finish.  We followed the directions and simply kept applying the products (mixed 50-50 right on the sponge) coat after coat.  Pretty easy DIY project.  The results were excellent.  It truly looks like a brand new sofa.  And, the color (though bold) is just what we wanted. 
    December 3, 2013
    I ordered this product at 3pm mid-week and I was so surprised that it was on my desk the next day. Given I live in the same state....still that was incredible! The Dye worked as it was advertised and per the videos. Thank you very much.
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