Loading... Please wait...

Red Chili Vinyl & Leather Dye


Our Red Chili paint restores, conditions, and preserves vinyl or leather furniture like a dye. It adds UV protection and won’t flake, peel, or crack.

Red Chili is a bold 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. A coat of Clear Prep+Finish™ is highly recommended as a topcoat and sealer for all reds, but it will also add shine.  

It conceals stains, fading, discoloration, and scuffs while adding UV protection. Use Clear Prep+Finish™ to brighten the color by adding shine or to make a transparent glaze for use on aniline leather. Easily applied with a sponge, brush, or spray gun. Red Chili bonds to leather and vinyl, behaving more like a stain and less like a coating. It will not rub off on clothing once dried. Allow to cure before getting wet. Each bottle comes with an extra-long stir stick and gloves. Sponge and hair dryer not included. 

We discourage color changes on bonded leather or ultraleather due to the unstable nature of these materials.


1.00 LBS
Calculated at checkout

Choose the right color the first time! Request Swatches


Product Reviews

Check out photos submitted by our customers View Photos

Write Review

  1. Spectacular 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Aug 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!

  2. WOW 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jun 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.

  3. Easy Peasy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Feb 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.

  4. Awesome Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Feb 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.

  5. Amazing Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jan 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.

  6. AMAZING 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Aug 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!

  7. This stuff is AMAZING! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Aug 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!!!

  8. RED CHILI 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Mar 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.

  9. Great Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Oct 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.

  10. Rub n Restore 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Mar 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.

  11. Beautiful color! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2016

    This is a beautiful deep red. It makes our couch feel more expensive. It is not a garrishly bright shade.

  12. WOW 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Dec 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

  13. very special! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 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.

  14. Nice product!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jul 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. 

  15. Fantastic Service and Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Dec 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.

Product Videos

Can You Repair Peeling Bonded Leather? 04:43

Can peeling bonded leather be repaired? The short answer is NO! It's not worth you time and money! 0:07 - How to tell if your material is leather or vinyl that was previously painted. 0:27 - How to tell if yours is bonded leather. 2:02 - Why vinyl repair compound or leather filler can't fix the problem. 2:40 - A temporary band-aid approach to improve appearance and buy time. 3:45 - Our recommendation for an affordable and permanent solution. We're professional leather and vinyl repair artisans that now tailor solutions to help you DIY. https://www.rubnrestore.com http://www.vinylladies.com Follow us on social media! @RubnRestore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RubnRestore/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rubnrestore/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rubnrestore Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/rubnrestore/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+RubnRestore LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rub-%27n-restore-inc.

  • Can You Repair...
    Can peeling bonded leather be repaired? The short answer is NO...

Return/Exchange Policy

You can return or exchange any Rub 'n Restore® product within 60 days of purchase, even if you've opened it. We do not accept returns on colors that have been modified.

There is a 25% restocking fee on returns to recoup shipping expenses (free shipping wasn't free for us), re-bottling, re-labeling, etc. Sorry, we cannot pay your shipping cost to return the items.

Avoid the restocking fee by choosing the right color the first time. Send a sample for matching or request swatches. You can also avoid the restocking fee by exchanging.

Exchanges within USA must include a $10 check to supplement shipping for the new order. Exchanges to Canada, please include a $25 check.

Refunds/exchanges may also be prorated if a significant volume was used or leaked during shipment.

If you wish to exchange a stock color for a Custom Color, simply return the products with your vinyl or leather sample. We will contact you for credit card payment for the exchange shipping and the Custom Color formulation fee.

Once we have received your return, we will issue a refund or process the exchange within 24 hours. You will receive an automated email from our system notifying you of the refund or the tracking number for your exchange.

If you cancel your order before it has shipped, we will refund the full amount of the order. If your order has already shipped, we will ask UPS to return it to us, but shipping costs will be deducted from your refund.

Find Similar Products by Tag


Find Similar Products by Category