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Unbelievable the before and after. This is the second time I’ve bought this product but I would definitely recommend the flite spray cleaning bottle as a good cleaner prior to applying this product ... removing dirt and oil will only make the product work that much better!
Amazing product. Completely renewed a leather ottoman. Looks brand new! Provided excellent advice over the phone beforehand, re color and finish. Thanks, great company and great business, highly recommend!!
I’m pleased with the results. I tried another leather filler product with decent reviews that offered free shipping, but it peeled after a few weeks even though I had used a sub patch and followed instructions. I then ordered Rub N Restore soft filler, and it worked very well. I followed the exact instructions included & watched the video several times. I had to sand & clean off some of the old filler using acetone, then applied the new Soft Filler from RNR. I did sand & clean off the soft filler a few times to do it over because of not being patient about letting it cured before fidgeting with the results. I finally finished after several thin layers and waiting until the next day before trying to retouch! It turns out the filler gets more translucent & blended as it cures. I then applied a light coat of the color filler from the other kit I had (Cocomix)using a small piece from a clean silver polishing sponge. Again, I had to make myself wait until it was completely dry and cured before giving it a light sanding with the fine sanding paper (600) & carefully blending with a light coat of isopropyl alcohol per instructions included with the Rub N Restore Soft Filler. I may still add another layer to get a complete cover up.
I didn't have good results with beige over wine. it seems to rub off.It worked well with the pigmented leather that was beige.
This is a friendly follow-up to your GREAT product! I applied the custom tint dye in several light coats and then a few coats with the clear as you instructed. The results were fantastic.Time will tell on how durable the new colors will hold, but I am really pleased with the outcome on our two 10 yr. old La-Z-Boy leather recliners. Before and after pictures attached.FYI, we have to other leather recliners (different color) an will probably be ordering a matching dye bottle for them.
So, after looking at various products to restore a sofa and love seat, Rub’n Restore was the choice. The phone support prior to placing the order was informative and convincing. The leather that was being restored was of a high grade, with a waxed finish, walnut color. I was skeptical about applying any dye, but the pieces were so faded I had nothing to lose. The product was shipped promptly, and included instruction, plastic gloves and stirrers. I first mixed 1 teaspoon of walnut colorant with 1 teaspoon of glaze (1:1 ratio). This was then applied to a hidden, test area of the sofa. After a few tries with various ratios and application methods, a near perfect match was achieved using a sponge as the applicator. The entire process was not fast however, as the two pieces took about 10 hours in total to fully complete. That included some second applications to better blend some areas that were not to my liking. The dying process was completed with application of a coat of glaze. The results were excellent.The project was completed by installing fabric cushion wrap, purchased at a craft store, around the existing foam inserts. This restored some of the firmness the cushions had lost, and removed many stretch wrinkles the leather received over 15 years. I done this step after the dying, but should have done it before hand. Doing it before hand will smooth the wrinkles and make dye application easier. The project was straight forward, requires no experience. The finish product did not looked “painted”, but very natural.
The color went on easily and transformed this chair in just a few coats.
Very happy! Thank you!
Rub 'n Restore has been a great tool for our repertory theatre.
I'm so glad to have all the furniture the same color!
Love the new look. Thank you!
My client was very happy!
Much improved! Love my "new" furniture.
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.
I'm done and thrilled!
After I used the dye to great satisfaction I used the sealer. Only needed a little bit and it went on in minutes for the whole sectional. Really made the leather shine and make it look great! I stopped my search for a new sectional so I saved thousands!
Only took an hour to totally transform my 25 year old leather sectional. Before it was all marked up and drab, after using this it looks great and my wife has stopped asking for a new sofa!! Well worth the time and moneyl
I was a skeptic, but not anymore. Your product is amazing! We live on a lake and our boat stays on a boat lift throughout the summer and since we use it almost every day in the summer for that morning ski run we had gotten lazy about covering our boat. The summer sun took its toll on our interior. Thus it became a decision to use your product or reupholster our 2000 Mastercraft for about $3500.I am amazed. I wish I had taken pictures of the before. The upholstery did not have any rips. It was not flaking, just fading from the sun. So prior to wanting to use the boat for the year I used your Marine White product while the boat was still stored in the garage. It took me about an hour and then I let it sit for several days to cure as you suggest. It looks almost new. It was so easy to use. If I slipped and got the Marine White on the blue or gold accents, I just wiped it off with a wet cloth. Friends and neighbor are also impressed. I could not be happier. Thanks!
Our furniture was looked pretty sad with a lot of areas faded. Trying this product was the last chance at getting it fixed. We were planning on shopping for new furniture if it didn't work. Well, the furniture looks brand new after using the product. We couldn't believe it but it worked so well !!! As a matter of fact, we like the new color much better than the original color (walnut vinyland leather)!!! Thank you for a wonderful product. Amazing!!!
Didn't have great success in removing oily residue on head piece of leather recliner
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.
Instead of replacing 4 cream coloured leather recliner chairs, with the Rub'n Restore leather dye, I was able to fix the stained areas. For $70 I was able to save $8,000.Thank you!
Got this for a couch to re-dye from dark brown to white! Worked amazingly despite my initial expectation to disappointingly say "let's give it a shot!" Now a year after now the white couch is still shining with solid color! Would definitely recommend and now buying a camel dye for my car's seat.
Attached are the photos after several clear coats only were applied to a tired, but good condition leather. Great product, easy update.
We are in the business of restoration of structures in historical districts and preservation of furniture and artifacts. Current projects include structures in Ft Worth Texas and Taos New Mexico. Your products have proven to be versatile performers and superior products, and we saved a few hundred dollars for reupholstering with new leather on these two chairs. The end result was better than new leather, inasmuch as the surface condition was renewed while retaining much of the well earned, period appropriate character of the old leather.
Warning: I'm going to sound like an infomercial! But, WOW! Look at the difference!After some water damage to one of our leather couch cushions I was ready to get rid of the set. Then I found Rub 'n Restore.. I was super skeptical, but thought it was worth a shot. OH MY GOSH it was so easy and looks great! AND it only took about a half hour (most of that was waiting to be sure it was dry between layers). A huge shout-out to Rub ‘n Restore, Inc. for walking me through this process, helping select the right colors (a mixture of Mahogany and Walnut) and convincing me I could do this! Seriously amazing! I'm so thrilled! Not bad for a Monday morning!
Our white, fine leather sofa was (I thought) beyond saving. As a last ditch effort we tried Rub N Restore.It is totally white again, and the feel is not that different from the original surface. We are amazed! I have a before and after photo - totally impressed and very happy!!!!
THIS PRODUCT DOES WHAT IT CLAIMS!!! WELL WORTH THE MONEY!!!
Best money I have spent on restoring my car.The result is amazing.
Here are my before and after pictures for Cognac 🙂 Love this product!
Friends tell me this is a $2000 couch. Your kit makes it nearly new again.You are simply amazing. Your videos are well thought out and very inspiring. Hated to see you take out a knife and cut clean leather. Then astounded when I saw how you repaired it. Yes, this can be done by mere mortals.One needs to watch the videos. Take notes. See what works. Take more notes. Watch more videos by Lesandre. For this, I got a sense of what to do as I went along. It's DIY!!! Yet. Lesandre is there NICELY to comment on emails. Couchman / Client for Life!! - you are so nice to give pointers. Couldn't have done this without you!!
Took a chance buying some used, high end magenta swivel chairs based on your videos. Super happy—thank you!!I did experience a bit of anxiety because I initially wiped off parts of prior coats each time I tried to add another. I started to worry i didn’t clean it enough, etc (but it’s been a month or so of heavy use and it’s wearing great so ?♀️?). It was completely dry so wasn’t that. In retrospect I think maybe my sponge was too wet—and then not wet enough, LOL. Anyway i switched to pouncing the sponge which worked great AND I found that allowed me to add a bit of... I dunno, subtle variegation or dimension to the color/finish. Happy accident since I think it looks better than having it just one completely even color anyway.
Your products really do the job! My leather sofa repair came out better than I expected.
After watching the video on how to restore a spa cover, I wanted to see if it really would work on my vinyl cover. I am very happy on how it really made it look new again.
I am restoring the leather seats in an old Corvette and the filler product you folks provide is absolutely wonderful and is so easy to work with.
The product is very expensive for the amount you receive. Also was not informed that duties and customs are not included when shipped to canada. I purchased the larger container of the compound. There was not enough to repair 4 dining chair seat cushions. All showing wear on the leather. I had enough for only 2 of the seat cushions. I am using a leather paint to change the colour. After painting the chairs the wearing was still noticeable. In the end I went to home depot. Bought paintable caulking, smoothed out the wearing parts painted, sanded them painted again. The chairs look great and only paid $10 for the caulking as opposed to the Rub n Restore order of 1. Scraping tool, 2. Patch kit and 3. Compound. Which cost me $89 with US exchange, then another $37.80 in COD with arrival of the product.
Excellent support as well as great product
I purchased Flite, Mahogany Dye and Clear Prep Finish. My sofa sectional and rocking chair had wear spots on the seats and scratches from our dogs.Boy, I am sold! I was surprised at how easy your products really are to use. Before I made my purchase, I watched your how-to videos, which gave me confidence the Rub ‘N Restore products were what I needed for my furniture. I was a little worried the Mahogany Dye was going to have to much red in it, but once it dried it was almost a perfect match. I put Clear Prep Finish on and it blended beautifully. My furniture almost looks like new. Thank you for bringing us products and giving us instructions that are easy enough for the non talented, like myself, to use.
WOW, Amazing, Unbelievable only a few adjectives to describe how great this leather sofa turned out.A perfect custom color match and an easy two step process thanks to your step by step video. My husband and I are thrilled. I am so happy I found your company on the internet. Much success to a great mother/daughter team.
We got this couch for $100. Sent a sample of the area rug for an example of a blue-grey color. The red leather covered in two coats. The vinyl back and sides took three or four in some places.
My Silverado seats were still filthy after cleaning with lacquer thinner, a toothbrush and Flite. Rubnrestore did the rest.
I received the dye and it looks great! Thank you so much!
Lesandre, here are before and after pic of my recliner. Thanks for all your help.
Just wanted you to know how well the Rub 'n Restore process went.I received your custom mixed color which was spot-on perfect for our old leather captains chairs.I watched videos and followed the enclosed directions. It was scary and I was never sure if my sponge was the right dampness, or if I was really doing the process correctly.But, your product was easy to use and very forgiving and the result is amazing. Such a difference!Thanks for your help and for supplying such great cleaning and dying products.Just wanted you to know that I have finished my captain chair renewal project with your products.The instructions were clear, the dye and cleaner superb, and the process amazingly easy.You made a custom color for me that matched the old leather perfectly. Thank you, thank you!
Hi! I used your product last year for my little tufted accent chair. As you can see, it turned out great!!
Thank you so much for your help I am excited and very happy with the results of your dye. I could not believe how great of a match you guys came up with for my Kiwi color couch. The dye went on easy, simple and the couch looks as good as new. Attached is a picture, I am still in awe of how beautiful it turned out. Really want to thank you very much for your help, product and advice.
I have attached before and after pictures of my Suburban car seat restoration. I think it turned out great! I used your custom dye (1997 Chevy Suburban C 1500 Taupe) and finished with a 1:1 mixture of dye and Clear Prep and Finish Conditioner for a satin finish. The leather filler compound did a good job of filling large defects and cracks. I am very pleased with the result.
I just wanted to send along a photo of my 1958 Edsel Pacer interior panel. It is showing the before and after of the results of your product Rub n' Restore. The glue that was used on these cars 60 years ago had a tendency to cause severe staining to the light colored vinyl. Your excellent color matching to the original color and product of Rub n' Restore has brought back the original color to perfection. Because the stitching is dark green, I decided to use a fine artist pin stripe liner brush to color in the green threads as needed to finish. I used the product sparingly and after three coats of the Rub n' Restore you can see the before and after. I want to thank you both for an excellent, easy to use product. My interior side panels are going to be perfect!
Sofa looks absolutely gorgeous. Sea Foam green needs to make it from being a custom to a Standard color. LOLBasically, what I did was use the Forest Green as the foundation as you instructed. I then used the custom Sea Foam Green in a circular motion with the sponge. Then as a final step I mixed the Foam Green with the Forest Green to give it a faded jean type of look. In the end the sofa looks Green sometimes, Robins Blue other times, and a mix of both depending on the time of the day. Bottom line it looks like an expensive leather sofa.Oh, and the process took about 8 hours from beginning to end. Waiting 72 hours before applying the sealer/conditioner.
My Stingray boat seats were solid white before. I am getting so many compliments and everybody is wanting to know what I used. So I keep telling everybody about rub and restore. Thank you very much! I do have the clear and I have been using that in between coats and as a final coat.
Your products are awesome! Before and after!
Mix of rust and wine. Looks beautiful. Great product. Thank you. Everyone loves the color brings, can't wait to see rust color on chair.
Thanks again for your products and your help!!! It's fun, too!!! Now I want to buy old furniture and restore it!! If i do...I know where to get my supplies!! Thanks again!
I am so immensely and thoroughly happy with your product! I rank this product a 100 on a scale of 1 -10!
A great transformaton, even 3.5 years later. Thanks for an excellent product!
It took me all afternoon and part of the evening, but I'm thrilled with the results!! Thank you so much!! I put these pictures on Facebook and have gotten lots of good comments!
Anyone interested in getting rid of UGLY marks on your leather anything? I was!! My short haircut has worn this ugly mark on one of my favorite and most comfortable leather recliners. I called around and professionals wanted $200 and up to repair. I found Rub N Restore on YouTube. Well, $45 later TAKE A LOOK!! The company was great, unbelievably helpful, answered all of my questions, and I bought enough stain for many many more applications, if necessary. IT WAS FUN TOO!! Only took 10 minutes.
Amen and kudos to all the testimonials I have read above! My own review is here as well but I had to add my own feedback to what has been posted here. My own experience has been similarly positive and amazing. However I did have a few issues and challenges with my own particular experience. But CC & Lesandre went the extra mile and were constantly there for me to help me get the final results I wanted. Where do you find such phenomenal customer service? It doesn't stop with the initial sale, it continues long after! Thank you ladies!
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!!!
Thanks for saving me $6K on a vinyl awning for my storefront.
I can not thank you enough for all your help. This was easier than I could have imagined. I did the bench first (in the garage) to get comfortable with the application and then did the chair where it sits in the living room. The bench color was equal parts Cherrywood, Rust, Cognac, Walnut. The color for the chair (equal parts Cherrywood, Mahogany, Wine), where I only did the seat cushion, matched EXACTLY as you can see (I think the apparent color differences in the chair photos are due to the lighting since I only did the seat). Many thanks again.
A mix of the Forest and Cognac (thanks to the personal help from CC) produced the exact green I was looking for. Not only did this product transform a teal leather into a NEW chair, it took away the scars of years of use. The videos and personal phone help gave me the confidence to do this. I am a retired decorative painter, and went into this project with a definite color and professional results in mind. I received both and will use this product on another leather chair I have at our summer home. Thank you, Rub ‘n Restore–this is an amazing product.
Thanks to CC’s color analysis, the eggplant/wine color combo worked perfect for my couch. My worn couch is looking new again, you have saved me hundreds of dollars. Thank you!
I sent a sample of my sofa to Rub ‘n Restore. They analyzed it for free and recommended a 2:1 ratio of Wine and Black rather than paying the extra fee for a custom color. Started the restoration of our sofa on the weekend. I can’t believe how it came out. It looks brand new! Glad I found Rub ‘n Restore. Great product.
Your product is amazing and so easy to apply! No one believes me when I tell them that it was simple to recolour my 25 year old sofa.
The couch is holding up well with regular use after 6 months. My husband found a very similar chair/ottoman, and we had enough dye left to create a matching set! This stuff is magic, though, definitely 5 stars - thank you!
I originally gave Rub 'n Restore 5 stars & rave reviews. This was before the coat of clear started taking off the color and a long process of troubleshooting, stripping, & reapplying ensued. Although I have had my challenges with the product, (though likely some it may have been my own fault... unintentionally of course,) the continual follow through, help, advice, suggestions and total professionalism of CC & Lesandre was top notch! Having been in customer service myself for many years, I well know and appreciate that "personal touch" and feeling valued as a client. These lovely ladies have "bent over backwards" to make things right, and their care, concern, and personal attention has been exemplary! Kudos to "Rub & Restore!" You have a lifetime loyal customer in me!
I am absolutely blown away! Very rarely do I take the time to write reviews but I can't resist on this one. I tried selling our old lazy boy because it was the wrong color for our new decor. After that failed, I researched whether I could change the color and found your website. I sent for samples and they came within days. I then ordered the product, planning to work on the chair when I returned from vacation. But it came in within a couple of days, and a project that I expected to work on for hours was completed in about 2 hours total. It turned out awesome!!
It looks amazing!!!! I'm STUNNED!!!!!!! It was, hands down, the most incredible experience I've had with any product ever. This stuff is life-changing! I am looking at every leather item in my house differently now! People are going to think I have 10 purses and shoes in different colors but it will only be that I took 20 minutes to dye my purse before I left LOL.I can't wait to share the photos with you and my husband is going to do a review and my clients are going to freak.I did it practically in the dark, late night in the garage in between 2 propane heaters in sub-zero weather. I couldn't even see the finished product well and was fully expecting to have to do more coats once the morning sun shined. No such issue...it's BEAUTIFUL!!!
Not bad for a free couch. Great product, great results.
I have before and after photos. Am tech challenged
The old pictures don’t show haw badly worn my chair was. My wife wanted to throw it away and get a new one. After my Rub n Restore treatment with the Midnight Blue and Prep Finish my wife said better than new. It has that old English men club look of a loving cared for antique.
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.
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.
Thank you for your great product!
I spoke with the daughter right before Christmas. You were very helpful. I ordered two large taupe colored dye as my couch seats 7. I covered every inch 2 coats. Absolutely beautiful! Looks brand new. I am very happy. I will order a small bottle for touch ups if needed. Otherwise it’s wearing very well.
Thought I would show you how happy we are with your product! TRANSFORMED old faded white leather livingroom set into a NEW set in time for a move!!!