Do I need to condition leather after using Rub ‘n Restore®?

Leather conditioners or wipes may damage or discolor Rub ‘n Restore® finishes and are discouraged.

Products made by ArmorAll®, Son of a Gun®, Lexol®, Meguiar’s®, and Weiman, among others, are often silicone or oil-based. They are not all that effective. In fact, most attract dirt and grime to the upholstery, and can chemically react with the finish.

Rub ‘n Restore® is a lightweight acrylic finish that protects leather and vinyl from desiccation (drying out). Our colors have pigmentation that shield from UV damage and stains. They will not sunfade or attract dirt. As such, it is superior to leather conditioners and wipes and is easily touched-up.

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  1. I’m only using product on the faded parts. I’ve always been told that leather needed to be “oiled” to prevent cracking, so just a moist cloth with. Water is all I need to do?

    • Leather does desiccate (dry out) over time. Some oils can actually alter the pH and eventually degrade the fiber. Our finishes protect and minimize desiccation, so it’s best to recondition with these rather than other conditioners.


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