Walnut Vinyl & Leather Dye
Walnut brown paint recolors and conditions vinyl or leather furniture. It won’t flake, peel, crack, or stain clothing and is anti-UV.
Walnut looks like milk chocolate. It is lighter and warmer than Espresso; it's darker than saddle colors like Cognac and Mocha.
Changing the color of bonded leather or ultraleather is strongly discouraged due to the unstable nature of these materials.
Walnut adds UV protection while concealing discoloration, fading, stains, and minor scuffs on leather and vinyl. Add some Clear Prep+Finish™ to Walnut to make a diluted glaze for use on aniline or two-tone leather. It permeates leather and vinyl, behaving more like a dye and less like a paint. Once dried, it will not rub off on clothing. Application is easy with a sponge, brush, or spray gun. Avoid getting the surface wet until the dye has completely cured. Each bottle comes with gloves and an extra-long stir stick. Sponge and hair dryer not included.
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Posted by Todd on 15th Apr 2019
It just works! I used the Walnut Vinyl & Leather Dye to recolor a area on my couch. We followed the instructed and it worked perfectly. Two weeks later it is still looking great.
Seems like paint, not dye
Posted by Izzy on 1st Jan 2019
I bought this product in April 2018 and refinished a red leather wing-back chair to the walnut color. I found the "dye" acts more like paint. I used 8-10 coats to get the finish I wanted. As we've used the chair, the red color shows through a little which makes it look a little more worn-in and we actually like the effect better BUT if you accidentally scrape the chair (like I did with the corner of a cardboard box) the old red color totally shows through. Which is why I'm rating this as a 3 because it really doesn't seem to function like I would expect a dye to. Also, it was fairly labor intensive to have to do so many layers of the dye. Then there was the recommendation to use a fine steel wool to get the dye off of the brass buttons...that did not work well. If I wasn't really, really careful I would scrape off the dye on the leather surrounding the buttons. I eventually just gave up and left the brass buttons covered with dye. It doesn't look great but it doesn't look horrible.
Posted by Pam on 2nd Jul 2018
I was concerned when I first started applying the product, as it was streaky. My daughter was helping me and told me to wait until we applied more coats before panicking. The finished product looks "Wonderful". I am amazed at the results- completely covered the worn places and the many deep dog scratches. (we did fill the scratches with the filler) I spoke with the owner twice on the phone and she answered all of my questions and was just a very nice person to deal with. Thank you for a fabulous product that brought back an old sofa, chair & ottoman to near new condition!! Also, the Walnut color looks like Mocha or a lighter colored Hershey Bar.
Posted by Rj on 14th Jun 2018
I had an old gray recliner and redid it with the walnut dye. It turned out amazing! Very easy to apply I give this a high 5.
Posted by Carol Flaming on 3rd May 2018
Posted by DFassi on 25th Jan 2018
I would recommend this product it
brings new life to your learher couch!
Finish and Color
Posted by Kristin Villyard on 30th Nov 2017
This is the perfect color and will look great when I'm finished.
Posted by Maggie Odhner on 7th Nov 2017
Have no fear and proceed forward. It really does work and it looks amazing!! I have little artistic talent. It is not required. I did my couch and recliner and it was so easy it's laughable! I felt the color was too light but it was the color of the swatch. I just hadn't realized that I wanted something darker. That was my mistake. I will leave it for a few days but I may get a darker color and do it again!!
Good product, but color was different than expected based on the color analysis
Posted by Unknown on 18th Oct 2017
The product was very good and did a great job of covering the old leather even though the leather was very rough and flaking in spots. Unfortunately, the color was lighter than I expected based on the analysis done to match the leather swatch I sent the company.
Posted by Shane on 13th Sep 2017
Product works great, easy to use, dries fast, shipping was fast.
BEWARE the final WALNUT color is very different then what is shown online.
After three coats on two separate chairs, the color is far lighter then expected. One chair was originally light brown and the other was a dark olive green. Both chairs came out the same light milk chocolate hue.
Yes there is a note in the description on the site about the chocolate milk color, but the swatch shown was what I was after.
Now I have to order another bottle of a darker color to get the chairs darker... what a pain, not to mention the $$$.
Saved me $6k
Posted by Unknown on 21st Jul 2017
I have an older storefront vinyl awning that would have costed $6k to replace. I tried the Rub & Restore dye and I now have a new awning. Fantastic product.
Saved our leather chair! So happy!!
Posted by Janie B on 1st Jun 2017
I could not even have even imagined that this product would work as well as it did. It was amazing just after one coat!! I ordered the walnut. It was here in three days. I was thinking it was a bit darker but ended up loving that it was not. The oil spot on the back of the chair was almost completely gone after the first coat. The coverage on the chair was amazing. Used only a half of a bottle after three coats. I can't wait to try this on another piece of leather furniture. LOVE!!
Posted by Rita Bishop on 11th Apr 2017
I ordered Walnut but it was more of a milky brown. Was a little disappointed in that but the coverage was great.
Love my new couch!
Posted by Linda on 10th Apr 2017
Please see my post on Home Talk. This is the best kept secret and my friends thought I had it professionally reupholstered! http://www.hometalk.com/28435925/leather-couch-makeover
Posted by Crystle, Buffalo, MO on 6th Apr 2017
So happy with your product! I got it yesterday and used it on my couch and loveseat today and I am THRILLED! It was as easy as you said and since the colors were so close, on the majority of the furniture, I only had to use one coat! One seat cushion had a lot of wear and scratches. There are NONE now! :-) I still have part of the 8 oz bottle left for any touch ups I may need to do. As long as the wear is good, I will be a lifelong customer and will be recommending this to everyone! We just bought a house and are almost done with a total renovation. I now feel like I'm moving new furniture into my new house!!!!! So excited! Thank you for an awesome product!
Great Leather Dye
Posted by TODK on 14th Mar 2017
What a great product. Took an old green leather sofa and using the Walnut dye, turned it into like-new condition. Changing color was no issue at all!
So easy and so rewarding
Posted by Tanya on 28th Feb 2017
It went on smooth and easily. I had a little problem with streaking but it seems like adding more coats helped. I wish I had before and after pictures as the chair now looks new and it sure did not before.
Saved my couches!
Posted by Natalee on 6th Nov 2016
I was very pleased with the coverage of this product. It took a few tries for us to get the color we were looking for (this wasn't it - too flat of a brown) but since it's so affordable it was still worth it!
Amazing for restoring original. Color changes are more maintenance.
Posted by Christina on 27th Sep 2016
Here is a review on how it wears with tons of kids, etc. I did a couple colour changes and some mixing of colours as well (and some distressing, fun). My chair went from the original colour of orange to the taupe colour. Then after talking to you about the orange bleeding through, I dyed it with the walnut that you sent. In my space and lighting, it ended up looking kind of like a chocolate bar. So, I mixed some of the taupe, walnut and glaze together after doing several coats of the walnut to make it darker. After that, i took a green scrubby and gently went over it to make it look more distressed. It ended up looking just like the restoration hardware sample I had of distressed whisky. After a year of ware and tear with 6 (now 7) kids, it is starting to look like its sort of scaly? I think it needs conditioning but the clear doesn't quite do it, in this case. I may need to scrub at it a bit in case it just has too many layers or something) and maybe get some of that compound stuff you have if that doesn't work.
Next is my couch. It started out a beige colour. I dyed that to taupe (maybe even when the chair was still taupe) and that was great. it was wearing VERY well. Nothing wearing off at all. It just looked like it had almost a greenish tinge to it...it was probably my imagination. But, it wasn't working for me (I am an incredibly indecisive person...which is why this product works for me). I probably had the wrong idea of the colour it was supposed to be. I must have been expecting (or hoping for) more of a greige or a linen colour. Anyway, I went over that with the walnut as well after a bit and was planning on distressing it to look like the chair but it was working much better for the couch than it did the chair (most likely because the couch had a lot of texture). I actually really liked the way the dye on the couch was wearing down. It gave me the distressed look I like so much. Now, though...it's getting a bit TOO worn out. I can just take my dye and freshen it up if I wanted (and may still do that)....but as I've been changing the room around...I'm feeling like I want to go lighter (again...I'm an indecisive person who likes changing things up). That way if it wears down, it wont be quite as big a contrast. So, I've started work on stripping the dark colour to help that. It's actually coming up quite easily.....I'm wondering if maybe I didn't prep my couch properly and the dye isn't sticking quite as well as it should because of it. But, I do have a ton of kids that are hard on the furniture.
Lots of people have seen my couches and they are really impressed and I know several people have gone and bought some for themselves.
So, my overall review is that the product is easy to use, makes a huge difference and is great because you can change it up whenever you want. But, I think it is probably best if kept close to the original colour (stay dark or stay light) just because it becomes so obvious when it wears down. Neither of my pieces had colour wear, stains or sun fading originally. I just wanted them a different colour. This is a super amazing product, especially if used for its intended purpose (to restore a piece...not drastically change it).
Posted by Jeff on 22nd Aug 2016
We're covering a red leather couch, and this product is working and looking great. Thank you!
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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.