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Slate Vinyl & Leather Finish

(38 customer reviews)


Slate is a medium gray color. It is much darker than Ash or Stone but also much lighter than Peppercorn.


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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38 reviews for Slate Vinyl & Leather Finish

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    Nancy Meath
    January 27, 2020
    My husband and I can still not believe what a wonderful job your product provided! It is not difficult to apply and our chair and ottoman looks brand new! The sun had really bleached the leather and now it's just gorgeous! Thank you also for your help in choosing the correct color - it was perfect!
    Picture of couch after Slate Rub n Restore leather dye
    Picture of leather recliner chair after Slate Rub n Restore leather paint
    Pictuer of beige leather couch with recliner chairs
    Picture of beige leather recliner chair
    Picture of couch after Slate Rub n Restore leather dye
    J Banas
    November 29, 2019
    My before and after with slate ???
    J. Benkstein
    October 14, 2019
    Was very pleased with my results. Needed 4-5 coats. Since my project was a double reclining loveseat, there were lots of overlapping sections. A hairdryer was most helpful.
    August 28, 2019
    This product performed better than I ever could have hoped.
    The grain of our leather still shows thru.
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    August 20, 2019
    Absolutely love this product ! I transformed my dark brown leather sofa set to Slate. It took me a while to complete the project but love the outcome !!!
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    Slate Vinyl & Leather Finish photo review
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    Restored chair with 3 coats of slate color and sealer
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    Melissa Shoaff
    July 29, 2019
    Love my restored leather chair! Ordered more! Can’t wait!
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    Joanna McG
    July 2, 2019
    Thanks it came out great!!
    Slate color leather sofa.
    Brown leather sofa
    Slate colored leather furniture.
    Leather chair before and after recolor.
    Slate colored leather chair.
    Slate color leather sofa.
    Melodie H
    June 13, 2019
    Here are some before and after photos. Thanks for the prompt responses to emails and for all the posted videos on how to use the product. I was so happy with my results. I have told everyone about it.
    Before and after photo of brown chair recolored to grey.
    May 9, 2019
    Purchased to cover a brown/burgundy to grey. I was confident after studying your website and pictures, but my family was doubtful. They are amazed with the finished product!   Feels and looks like it came this way from the factory. I HIGHLY recommend this stain.
    Before and after photo of a beige leather couch that has been recolored to dark grey.
    May 9, 2019
    Received my order today in the mail and immediately went to work redoing one of my leather sofas. I choose to use Slate to go with the new decor of my living room. The before picture of the "cappuccino" sofa is posted below and the after is posted in the comments. I still have to chalk paint the arms, but I LOVE your product! It was so easy to use and quick drying!
    Before and after photo of sun rot repaired with slate color.
    john s
    May 9, 2019
    Color is just right, and the surface is much better, as you can see. The 16 oz. bottle of slate pigment gave me more than 3 full coats, after finishing the first coat of stone color. We are very happy with the results! Thank you.
    Before and after photo of couch recolored with slate dye.
    jason c
    May 9, 2019
    Not bad for a free couch. Great product, great results.
    Before and after photo of leather chair recolored from light to dark grey.
    May 9, 2019
    Customer for life! What an amazing product! I used on a used lather la-z-boy I got cheap and wow! From an ugly fleshy color to your slate grey. Love this product! Thank you!
    April 5, 2019
    This worked like a charm!
    Slate color used to dye a leather couch
    March 1, 2019
    This set started off mustard from the store, then a year and a half ago, I dyed it a custom purple (that I purchased from Rub and Restore). Just for kicks, I changed the color again, this time to slate. My husband can’t believe we were going to toss the set a couple of years back. We especially love how the slate turned out and will keep this set until the seat finally wears out (I made some repairs using your soft filler (which worked great, by the way). For the past two months, our house has had a bunch of workers coming in and out because of our remodel. Everyone, from our contractor, to painter, to interior designer and our tile guy are ALL impressed with your product. No one knew you can change the color of a piece of furniture. My designer has apparently already told many clients about your product.
    Lisa Cratty
    December 4, 2018
    I was so thrilled with the results. I turned a bright lime green vinyl ottoman into a slate grey piece and it was beautiful. Easy to do as well.
    Esther Moritz
    November 27, 2018
    I have a perfectly good leather cream color chair which my husband loves, but it no longer matched our master bedroom since I painted and redecorated this past summer.My husband was not ready to part with the chair, so I came across Rub N Restore. I was very skeptical at first, but I can't say enough wonderful things about this amazing product. It works just as promised, and my husband even complimented the color!! He's been using the chair the last three weeks, and it looks as great as the first day I applied Rub N Restore! Many friends & family have asked for your website because they are equally impressed!
    Slate color used to dye a couch
    Hilary, Te Kuiti, New Zealand
    June 23, 2018
    The suite results are top notch. Couldn’t have wished for a better finish! We used Slate and a final layer of half Slate, half Clear. The before and after shows the before and the finish before the glaze application. I am looking forward to showing off my “new” (over 20 years old) suite. A big thank you to your wonderful company.
    Cara Heller
    May 31, 2018
    Very impressed with the coverage of all the little scratches and marks. Saved my family spending BIG BUCKS $$$
    Before and after photo of leather couch recolored with slate
    Monica, Benkelman, NE
    May 27, 2018
    Last weekend I changed the color of my old scratched up brown leather sofa. It is now slate. I am very pleased with the results and it couldn't have been easier!
    A sofa recolored with slate dye, before and after
    Amanda, Hillsboro, OR
    April 30, 2018
    Amazing! I am blown away by this product! We have an 11 month old and have many sticky little finger years ahead of us so a new sofa didn't make sense. I am amazed!
    February 13, 2018
    We ordered the product and received it the very next day! We finished the job the same day we received product. It was easy to apply, and our chairs look brand new. We saved a lot of money dong it ourselves.
    Renee H
    January 16, 2018
    It was easy to use and my project turned out great!!
    January 11, 2018
    I was a bit skeptical that it would be as easy as they said, but it really was. Plus, it looks fantastic! Now the recliner matches the living room.
    January 2, 2018
    I can’t believe the drastic change this had on our used leather couches. They look like new and it made all the discoloration disappear. The leather is still soft and doesn’t feel painted.
    February 16, 2017
    I dyed my brown leather, beat up couch, to a slate gray and was completely thrilled with the results. It took no time in between coats and was easy to apply. Just had to apply extra to the seams. I only gave it four coats but may add more later...I was just too excited to have it finished. It won't be completely cured until tomorrow so I don't know how well it will hold up but 100% satisfied at this point.
    Linda Hansen. Canada
    February 14, 2017
    My couch looks brand new. Easy to use, exactly like the videos showed. Very pleased
    Before and after photo of car seats that have been recolored with slate
    Jordan, Los Angeles, CA
    December 9, 2016
    Used your product for my rat rod seats. Works great.
    November 30, 2016
    I used slate on our 2 maroon leather
    recliners. It took 4 applications on each but coverage is total and the chairs look awesome. Small learning curve re how wet the sponge should be but otherwise, super easy application.
    Graham – Queensland Australia
    September 17, 2016
    after having bough 2 bottles when I was last in the USA over a year ago, eventually I decided to dye my tired old cream sofa that we stained and dog scratched I spent the morning cleaning it with flyte which really made the sofa look good without re-dying . In the afternoon I applied 2 coats of slate and bravo my sofa looks like new (ish) I f I had known it was so easy I wouldn't have waited so long to do it. One tip if you have a plush sofa with deep folds between the cushions. Open them as wide as you can and apply the dye, then dry quickly with a hairdryer and then fold some greaseproof paper into the space and let the sofa relax, this stops it sticking together and makes those deep crease look professional. (maybe they should make a skin color and I could use on myself )
    August 28, 2016
    Hi Lesandre and CC:

    Got the 'slate' and 'stone' dyes (along with the patching compound) yesterday.

    2 words: 'WOW' and 'THANKS'. Both the sofa and chair (approx. 15 years old) literally look brand new. Unfortunately, I didn't take 'before' pictures, but the transformations are truly incredible. You're selling a phenomenal product (but you already knew that)!!!
    Before and after photo of couch dyed with slate color
    Lanisa, Dolton, IL
    August 3, 2016
    I absolutely love my results from using the slate gray! Thanks! Will be reordering other colors.
    Restoration photos of a leather chair
    Wayne, Old Noarlunga, Australia
    May 15, 2016
    We are very happy with the results of your product on our tired but comfy old leather lounge and have had nothing but expressions of wonder as to the results from visitors.
    January 26, 2016
    The results are top notch. Couldn’t have wished for a better finish!

    The match was incredible and just what I wanted to achieve!! I am looking forward to showing off my “new” over 20 years old suite.

    A big thank you to your wonderful Company.
    Before and after photos of leather sectional recolored
    Trina, Mesa, AZ
    July 17, 2015
    Before and after!
    Before and after photos of armchair recolored
    Kathleen, Waterford, NY
    July 12, 2015
    Bye bye maroon hello slate! Love it! Now on to chair #2!
    December 27, 2014
    I bought the slate dye to dye a brown leather chair my husband refused to part with . We got new furniture and the brown completely did not match . I found the Rub n Restore product . It really is easy , it took several coats to cover . The chair turned out amazing . The dye was easy to apply and easy to cleanup . Highly recommend the product to anyone .
    Before and after a couch has been restored with slate color
    August 24, 2014
    My friend was betting that your product would be some kind of rip-off and I would be crying with a ruined sofa, but holy cow! I can't wait for her to see it. I am in the process of re-doing the house and wanted a new leather sofa. We went to yard sales last Saturday, and this one (really nice) house was having a moving sale.

    The lady said that she had a sofa that they were selling for $150, and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was coming home. It was the exact style that I wanted. It is vinyl, rather than leather, but it must have been an expensive sofa because it is not some cheap vinyl thing. It was taupe, which really isn't my color, but I knew it was meant to be mine.

    I immediately started wondering if I could somehow dye the sofa either gray or black. I came upon your product and watched the video where you turned the dark green chair tan. Well, the charcoal colored dye came today and I got to work immediately. Right away, I knew I had a winner. The sofa looks great! Thank goodness I had taken a "before" picture because no one would believe the difference. Seriously, I am just stunned by how great it looks.

    Thank you so much. I had budgeted $1,000 for the new sofa and got off for $150 plus the $60 for your product. The sofa is only a year and a half old and I love it - especially in gray. I have to put one more coat on because I missed a few places, but I am delighted with your product.
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