Customer Reviews and Before-After Photos
Product reviews and photos
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!
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!!!!
The result is amazing.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
Basically, 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.
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!
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!!!
I applied several very thin layers to the mesh substrate where the vinyl had cracked and flaked off and made sure there was good adhesion with the remaining vinyl fragments. I only removed a few small pieces that were peeling away. I allowed each layer to dry and very lightly scuffed the final coat with 600 to ensure it was smooth. While I was tempted to try and texture the finish I was satisfied with the way it turned out and made a custom color dye to reasonably match the surrounding seat material.
I’ve attached before and after photos. The lighting wasn’t great but I’m very pleased with the way it turned out and hope that the repair holds up to the wear it’s going to see.
Thanks again for your advice and videos. I give the product two thumbs up.
I used your products to restore my couch and loveseat, and they turned out beautifully!! At first I only ordered products to repair a ragged tear on the seat expecting that to go poorly. Instead, it patched up nicely so I ordered primer and dye in Ivory. I'm so amazed at how beautifully this turned out and so are my friends and family. Thank you.
It took me a few minutes to get the right hand motion figured out to get keep the "marbled" color appearance of the leather. Once I did, the project went smoothly and turned out phenomenal.Thanks again (my girlfriend is ecstatic)!
We used a 16oz and 8oz of cognac dye plus an 8oz of clear prep. We did 5 coats of dye, then a 50/50 with clear prep. It was still shinier than the original so we did a 6th coat of dye only to get the satin effect. There is still plenty of dye and clear prep left for any repairs in the future.The 20 year old dark green leather looks ok in photos but was rather tired close up as we brought up 3 kids who jumped all over it for years on end! It was also too dark for our current home decor. The Cognac looks fabulous and fits very well with our decor.
Many thanks for your helpful suggestions as well as the excellent product.
The cognac dye covered permanent ink, deep head sweat stains and unknown spills. I used the clear prep between coats, with the dye on some coats and alone for the final coat. I did this inside with pets all around, and the dye was pleasure to work with and made no mess while drying quickly.
After going through your website information and videos I was ready to try it and I am SO impressed!
I ordered the desired color, which arrived SO quickly; prepared the chair, as directed; then I chose to pretreat with the Prep & Finish, which turned out to be REALLY helpful as the now pretty 'raw' leather didnt absorb the dye as quickly and I could 'move' it around easier. Finally I added some Prep&Finish to my dye to give the chair more of a satin finish and Voile!! I am SO pleased with how easy the whole process was--took about 4hrs start to finish! And beyond thrilled with the finished product!!! THANK YOU LADIES!!