Walnut Vinyl & Leather Dye
Walnut brown dye 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.
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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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!
Posted by Elena Pousada on 13th Jul 2016
This is the second time I've used Rub 'n Restore, and I like even MORE! It is SO easy to apply, and the results are gorgeous! It dries quickly (almost immediately, actually) and it's so rewarding to redo a leather couch this way. I can't recommend it more enthusiastically.
Better than new
Posted by Dennis Piper on 10th Mar 2016
I don't know where to start, we are snowbirds and purchased a well known brand recliner 4 years ago, but actual use was 20 months, I noticed to original dye was wearing off, contacted the company and they would not accept responsibility for a defect finish, found your company on Google, after discussions with you I ordered the Walmut and Cherrywood, mixed them together and applied 2 coats as instructed with a top coat of clear Prep, I cannot believe my eyes, the results are better than new. Was easier than I thought. You should create a new standard color called Walnut Cherrywood because it is a beautiful. I have enough product to do it over a few more times if necessary. My dealings with you were first class and I highly recommend your products. I submitted before and after pictures under a separate e-mail that you are free to use.
Posted by MaryAnn on 5th Nov 2015
I was very happy with the Walnut, Cherrywood, and Clear Prep Finish, and I will be telling everyone about this product. Thank you so much…my dingy couch looks brand new but the dogs aren’t too happy as I won’t let them back on it … LOL! I am going to do the love seat next and I may need more so I will be in touch…thanks again…great product!
Posted by carol alexander on 16th Oct 2015
Your custom color was exactly correct. We are so pleased and so happy with the results. Thanks so much for your advice and help with my order.
I have a new couch and love seat
Posted by Unknown on 21st Aug 2015
I wasn't sure what color to order but I selected walnut. It covered very well even in worn areas. Walnut looks like milk chocolate. It was lighter than my furniture, but it looks great!
drab to fab
Posted by Amy on 24th Jul 2015
Wow. Wouldn't believe it if I hadn't done it myself. Thanks for taking my $30 bargain chair from drab to fab!
Posted by Unknown on 27th Apr 2015
I changed the color of my leather sofa and this product did it. Great product.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jan 2015
We are refurbishing a large hotel/convention center, and we have several upper-end leather sofas and loveseats that are in good shape except for the surface of the leather. We just experimented using walnut on a loveseat that had worn leather and a few stains. One of our employees followed the simple instructions on the pamphlet you provided, and the transformation is nothing short of amazing. Only one coat was required to completely change the surface from worn, faded green to a beautiful walnut color with no flaws showing. This product will allow us to keep this beautiful furniture out of the landfill, and will also save us thousands of dollars.
By the way, the bid we received for a professional to restain the loveseat was $500.00. We used perhaps $50.00 in Flite cleaner and Walnut Rub n Restore to complete our project. A ten fold savings.
Transformed for Thanksgiving!
Posted by Kitty on 17th Nov 2014
We ordered Cherrywood by mistake, which was too red, and exchanged it for Walnut. Our couch turned out wonderful. Your product is amazing!!! I've been hiding this ugly couch so long under throws. I can't wait to show it off to family and friends at Thanksgiving. I'm even going to let my daughter borrow some to try on her leather couch. If it works I'm sure she will be purchasing her own bottle for later use. We are very pleased with the results. Now if they could just invent something to restore 50 year old bodies for under a hundred bucks I'd be set. Lol!
Posted by Chris on 20th Oct 2014
I found that the product did exactly as advertised. We received great results in refinishing an old white leather sectional. We ended up using just over 16oz of the product. The unexpected part was how time consuming this process actually was. The videos make it appear very simple and fast. While it is easy it takes much more effort that shown.
We even attempted to use the Preval Sprayer (Which failed miserably, do not buy these things they don't work. Ended up getting more dye on my hands then coming out of the nozzle.)
Overall we are very satisfied with the outcome although we still have a few small spots that apparently did not get enough dye.
The old becomes new!
Posted by Kim W. on 5th Aug 2014
I can't say enough about how pleased I am with my chair restoration! I am changing the color scheme of my room and my leather chair was still in good shape. A friend recommended that I dye it rather than get rid of it. I did my research online and read all the wonderful testimonials about Rub'n Restore and decided it was worth trying. After all, if it didn't work, I had planned on getting rid of the chair since it didn't go with my new decor. I absolutely love it!! It took me 2 day and three coats. I used about a quarter of a 16 oz. bottle. I haven't put on the glossy coat yet because I kind of like the satiny finish. Thank you again for your wonderful product!! People, if you are debating buying this product, I assure it is as good as it looks and easy to do. Almost foolproof. Order it! You won't be sorry!
Posted by Elaine on 6th Jul 2014
Craigslist couch $200+rub n restore $120=ahhhhh!
Thank you so much, this stuff is unbelieveable!
Does not match our coach color.
Posted by Anthony Parker on 24th Jun 2014
We needed the darker color. Waste of money.
thanks for saving my 1000's of $$
Posted by shari robinson on 19th Jun 2014
I wish I could post the before and after pictures. Your product is amazing! I was able to transformed a set of old beat up leather couches that my in laws gave us to a beautiful unrecognizable set. My husband thought I bought a new set of couches, he looked at me very angry because he thought I spent $1000's on them. I'm so happy I found your product on YouTube and Pinterest.
Posted by Heide Mankin on 2nd Jun 2014
I didn't really know what to expect. I ordered Walnut and my leather couch was a dark brown with mahogany undertones and a shiny finish. The Walnut changed the entire look of the couch but 1 coat was sufficient to provide even coverage. I have at least 2/3 of a bottle left and did a full size couch and a leather chair. It did change the overall color of couch and is no longer a shiny finish but I love the color and the change. AWESOME product and covered the worn areas and a few discolored spots from fingernail polish remover.
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You can return products within 60 days of your order for a full refund, even if you've opened them. Refunds may be prorated based upon volume used and re-bottling costs. Shipping costs are excluded.