Will Rub ‘n Restore® require touch-up or maintenance?

Rub ‘n Restore® colors are water-based leather paints and will wear just as the original leather and vinyl did. Touch-up is rarely needed when matching the original color, but changing color may require some maintenance.

Simply reapply. You do not need to strip the color and go through the whole process again. Just ensure the area is free of oil and dirt, dab on more color, any clear finish, if needed, and allow to dry.

This video shows what wear and discoloration looks like, and how easy it is to touch-up:

  • 0:13 – Example of original white showing through walnut brown leather paint
  • 0:28 – Touch-up
  • 0:51 – Drying

The more complicated the initial restoration (multiple colors, for example), the more complicated your touch-up may be.

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  1. Hi. Very pleased with painting my favorite brown leather recliner. Three light coats of Paint definitely covered worn spots. Used 1 coat of clear conditioner/sealer. It added some sheen. Should I apply a second or third?


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