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Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish

(26 customer reviews)


Rust is red oxide or brick color for vinyl or leather upholstery.


Use this pigment-rich finish on aniline dyed, full-grain leather and vinyl upholstery to:

  • restore appearance;
  • 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

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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26 reviews for Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish

    Picture of leather sectional after repair and recoloring with rust color Rub n Restore
    Picture of giant leather sectional before repair and restoration
    Picture of leather sectional after repair and recoloring with rust color Rub n Restore
    Dixie Ussery
    January 10, 2020
    I wanted to share the finished product. It’s beautiful.
    Picture of leather couch after using mix of Rust and Clear Rub n Restore
    Worn, faded leather couch before Rub n Restore
    Leather loveseat after using mix of Rust and Clear Rub n Restore
    Picture of leather couch after using mix of Rust and Clear Rub n Restore
    Gary Baker
    December 5, 2019
    I noticed your ad on the internet and was impressed with the videos explaining how to restore leather sofas.  I was still little intimidated until I called and discussed what was recommended to refinish my project.  After experimenting with Cognac and Rust colours, the best colour was produced by 50% rust and 50% the clear finishing sealer. As I had a sofa and a love seat to do I wasn’t sure I had enough rust in the 8 oz bottle, however I was able to finish with 2 coats on the both (there were some original spots that I lightly touched up).

    I can’t say enough about the feeling of comfort that I felt in dealing with your company, it felt as if I was dealing with friends and not some numbers. After establishing what we thought was needed it was delivered in a very short time.  Following the instructions it was easy to turn a faded sofa and love seat into  a set that will give years more service.  Thank you, I will certainly recommend your services to others.
    December 2, 2019
    Don't know what I would do without Rub & Restore. We touched up all our leather patio furniture and now they look like
    a million bucks. So easy to use and maintains color for a long time. Thank you for your prompt delivery too.
    First refinished chair on left; Second faded chair on right
    Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    November 6, 2019
    I have a dinette set with four vinyl chairs that swivel and that are on casters ... very 1980-ish !! I was going to leave them behind when I moved since the chairs have faded in spots from being in the east window for so long. But since my grandkids seem to love these chairs, and I couldn't find anything like them in furniture stores, I decided to restore them !!

    I wrote CC/Lesandre telling them what I wanted to do; they wrote back and even talked to me over the phone, and eventually sold me the small amount I needed to get the job done; 2 oz. Rust dye, 2 oz. Cognac dye, and 4 oz. of Clear coat. This saved me lots of $ rather then if I had had to ask for a custom color, or bought 8 oz, bottles of each !! In fact to do the four chairs, I only used about 1/2 oz. total, so I got lots left.

    The tricky thing is the chairs had these random dark lines like an alligators skin (Lesandre called it a marbled-look), which I still wanted to show through, so I had to make a somewhat transparent glaze, by mixing the three products in the proper proportion. CC gave me advice on how to do this. So this review is more for their personal service than the Rust colored dye itself !! :-0
    October 18, 2019
    Thank you soooo very much for your help!!! My leather purse was a disaster and Rub and Restore totally made it like new again! I love it!
    Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
    September 4, 2019
    Your product is amazing & delivery was fast. Tutorials were very helpful & to think i tried Furniture Clinic first.. you guys are the best! HAPPY FREAKIN CUSTOMER!
    Jennie E.
    June 14, 2019
    I bought a set of used Lane leather furniture (we have an English Mastiff -- need I say more?). It's in good condition but the leather was starting to look a little tired and scratched. I spent hours scouring the internet and came across the RNR videos. I decided to give it a try and just... wow. I've only refinished the ottoman so far but it literally looks new. I'm eager to get started on the couch and chair now. This product is super easy to use, is true to color and doesn't seem to require an MFA to produce a nice, consistent finish.
    Before and after photo of rust color used to restore a leather couch.
    May 9, 2019
    By far one the best products I've ever bought. Easy to follow direction and applying is simple. Took me about an hour.
    November 22, 2018
    Easto use, easy cleanup, desired results.
    November 12, 2018
    Rust is a near perfect match for the original Jeep CJ nutmeg color. I used it for a pair of soft door uppers to match the rest of my interior and my soft top. It's taken me a long time to find the right product, couldn't be happier!
    September 16, 2018
    Great color match and my hot tub cover looks like new again. I hope it last for awhile!
    Hot tub cover recolored with Rub n Restore dye
    Mark, Two Rivers, WI
    September 2, 2018
    Bought a new spa cover 3 years ago for $450.00 from my spa outlet store and within a year it started to fade. After 3 years the top was dry and very faded and the stitching was coming apart. Came across your product on line last month and decided to give it a try. I cleaned and restitched the cover and applied 3 light coats of dye and three coats of top coat. The top looks new again for $50.00 worth of product and I still have enough to do another two coats in the future. I live in a Northern climate and would suggest doing this in the garage or basement for extended curing time. Thank you for a great affordable product and I will update you on its durability after the winter has passed.
    August 10, 2018
    Turned out 18 year old Natuzzi leather into “like new” furniture- amazing!
    Debra S
    February 22, 2018
    I am just so thrilled that I found your product! I took a $45 chair that I found in a garage sale and turned it into a beautiful piece of furniture that now sits proudly in my home! Rub N Restore product was everything you claimed it would be: easy to use/apply, the color sample was perfect to restore back to its original state.
    Repaired rips and recolor of loveseat
    September 19, 2017
    12 Year Old Semi-Aniline Leather Loveseat (expensive). 3 kids, 2 dogs, 4 grandkids. Beautiful again thanks to Rub 'n Restore!”
    Before and after photos of patio furniture colored with rust dye
    Liz, Wakefield, RI
    May 20, 2017
    I found your product when I was searching around for a paint to use on my hideously dirty and questionably hued patio furniture. I've worked with a lot of paints and stains and Rub and Restore was really easy to work with. I had two chairs and a settee cleaned and done in half a day, and applying the sealer only took me about an hour. I actually used much less stain than I thought I would. Pictures are worth a thousand words. I was working with Rust to cover a sickly pink vinyl that was stained with dirt.
    March 6, 2017
    It really a great product
    Scott J
    January 30, 2017
    After sanding and dyeing my favorite leather chair & ottoman they look, and feel, like new. I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out! I had 2 different companies try and restore the look of my chair. Initially it looked fine but eventually cracked and looked like a mess within a short period of time. It took a little bit of time to sand and remove the “goop” that was left behind with previous attempts. Rub n Restore's dye went on very evenly and, again, I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. So glad I found this!
    January 16, 2017
    I mixed this with the cherry wood and it matched my couch perfectly!! Great service too
    November 13, 2016
    I am so happy I found this product. I have had my leather set for over 10 years. Sun damage from skylights and glass patron doors had faded certain sections, and my big Labrador had left a scratch on one day of the cushions. I really started with you tube to see if there was a way to repair the scratch and then found multiple testimonials for this product. I chose the rust color since it matched the cushions and exposed areas the best even though the original color leaned to more of a cherry. I will include before and after pictures since I am so happy with the product. So easy to use and I could have mixed colors easily if wanted. I like the suggestions that you use less if you still want to have a bit of the variegated natural color. I way over bought because I was afraid I would run out of product. Rub n restore was fantastic about returning both the extra run n restore as well as extra cleaning product. I only needed one 16 ounce bottle of each. The clear prep and finish made it look like new! I also used them super glue trick for the scratch, and only I can notice the repair!
    Rust color used to dye a leather chair before and after photos
    Leighann, Tehachapi, CA
    February 22, 2016
    This stuff is amazing!!! I used the rust color and am in love!
    January 12, 2016
    May work for others but not my project. Tried on a chair. Looked like painted plastic with streaks. I returned the product, and was refunded in full. I will get the chairs professionally done.
    August 31, 2015
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product! I have a small sofa/love seat set that is12 years old. I was ready to kick it to the curb. I actually offered it to my youngest daughter who is in college and her response "no thank you Mom.!" I just sent her a photo of the sofa after refinishing it with Rub N Restore and her response was "please save it for me Mom." Your product is flipping amazing! I am actually adding two new pieces to the set. I had my husband drag out two old office chairs that have been in my garage for 10 years and I'm refinishing them with Rub N Restore! Thank you for this truly amazing product!
    Guy, Shirley British Columbia, Canada
    April 27, 2015
    This company and it’s product deserve the highest possible rating for customer satisfaction. The customer service is excellent. The product is so easy to use that you simply cannot make a mistake. The finished result is absolutely first class and would be be proudly and prominently displayed in any home or business. Trust Rub ’n Restore to revive and refinish your leather furniture beyond your expectations and do not bother to shop any where else.

    I sent a sample to the company for a custom color. My furniture was so badly faded that even a custom color matched to the original would have required dyeing the whole chair. They analyzed the sample and recommended a mixture of Rust and Cherrywood and include a free empty bottle for easy mixing.

    December 12, 2014
    I babysitted my uncles dog and she ran up and down my leather furniture, this fixed all the scratches and damage to my couch. Quick dry time and ease of use. It doesn't even look like my couch was ever damaged. Very happy!
    November 16, 2014
    I requested samples to change the color of a black vinyl bicycle seat. Received the dye this afternoon and just finished 6 coats of it.  I am amazed at how well this went.  I’ll admit I was a little apprehensive.  The first coat went on really well, and after that it was really just touching things up.  The only difficult part was getting the hole in the middle of the seat, but I attribute that more to the sponge in that you apply on one side and wipe off with the other (my solution, put the dye on the edge and jam it in the hole). 

    I can easily give the product 5 stars as the color matched the sample provided in the mail, went on very easily, and changed the color without any issues. The only caveat I have is I’m anxiously waiting to see how well it wears. To be honest, it really isn’t a reflection on the product, its just I’m using it in an application that’s outside what its typically used for, one that will receive a lot of aggressive wear. Also, I can imagine nice patina effect, and depending on the pattern might add some more character.
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