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Cognac Vinyl & Leather Finish

Cognac is a rich tan saddle color. It is darker than Butterscotch and more golden than Cinnamon or Rust.

$19$79

Many repair projects also need these items:

Clear Prep+Finish™ Conditioning Sealer

$9$36

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Cleaner for Non-Absorbent Upholstery

$9

Picture of bottle of Flite cleaner and sprayer used to degrease vinyl and non-absorbent leather

Leather Filler & Vinyl Repair Putty

$18$28

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Vinyl Repair & Leather Fix KIT

$24$42

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128 reviews for Cognac Vinyl & Leather Finish

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    Rebecca Cason
    5 out of 5
    January 19, 2021
    I can not believe how amazing this product is. I was ready to go purchase a new recliner, and I came across Rub'n Restore. It was one of the easiest DIYs I have ever done. The results are just incredible!! 10/10 rating!!

    Now I am redoing my headboard!!
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    Vanessa Pineda
    5 out of 5
    December 19, 2020
    This was amazing!
    I bought this product in cognac to change the color of a black vinyl full sized bed frame that I’ve had for about 3 years. I was so impressed with how easy the product was to apply. I purchased the smallest sized container still have about half the bottle or a bit less left over. I highly recommend this!
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    C Wright
    5 out of 5
    December 3, 2020
    I cannot believe the results! I am so pleased. This is exactly what I hoped the project would turn out to look like. It was a long day because there were three pieces but so worth it! I mixed the cognac, tobacco and a little rust and diluted with the clear finish as you suggested. It took two coats and sometimes three in the darkest areas.  I watched the video and used the mottling technique to spread the color. It dried quickly and we are letting it cure before sitting on it. We paid $700 for all three pieces used. It cost less than $200 for the color. I highly recommend this product!
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    Kat Schulz
    5 out of 5
    November 14, 2020
    Saved a bundle!
    This product is so wonderful. Easy to get great results. I would suggest watching as many videos as you can. You can then go right to your project and get great results. I did think before I began the project that it might look good but would feel like plastic, not at all. So very happy with the result. Saved a bundle. Customer service awesome!
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    Nilda Barrows
    5 out of 5
    November 7, 2020
    Cognac is perfect
    Awesome product! Bought this used chair on Facebook marketplace for $30. I did clean it with alcohol and Flite first and then did the tape test. It took 3 coats but it was well worth it. I was afraid that it would get on my little white dog but nope, it worked out beautifully. I would recommend this product. 5 stars all they way!

    I’m so glad I found your product and so is this little guy sitting on his new favorite chair.
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    Natalie S
    4 out of 5
    October 28, 2020
    Everyone told me I couldn’t stain leather, but you can! Rub n restore is so easy to use. I’ve never done this before but knew I could. Great help on the phone, in instructions and videos. It took less than 3 hours to transform the chair. The oil stain didn’t fully go away, but it looked so good I didn’t want to fully change the color. We liked the faux finish look. I used alcohol, 2-3 coats of cognac / Prep n finish glaze with a faux finish sponge (keep it damp!), dry in between coats, and 2 coats of Prep n finish. The only negative is that the leather felt a little dry after finishing the process. The second clear coat helped. All in all...More
    Everyone told me I couldn’t stain leather, but you can! Rub n restore is so easy to use. I’ve never done this before but knew I could. Great help on the phone, in instructions and videos. It took less than 3 hours to transform the chair. The oil stain didn’t fully go away, but it looked so good I didn’t want to fully change the color. We liked the faux finish look.
    I used alcohol, 2-3 coats of cognac / Prep n finish glaze with a faux finish sponge (keep it damp!), dry in between coats, and 2 coats of Prep n finish. The only negative is that the leather felt a little dry after finishing the process. The second clear coat helped. All in all, so happy! My emerald green sofa will be my next project! And minimal to no odor!! The color looks great!!
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    Debbie D
    5 out of 5
    October 21, 2020
    Looking brand new now!
    I bought a leather loveseat on Craigslist for $25 that was in good shape except for sun bleaching on the arms and seat cushions and one back cushion that was darker than the rest of the couch. I sent in a sample of the original leather and got a custom blend using cognac which I blended with 2oz rust. Three applications including the last with a blend with the finisher created a semigloss appearance that looks fantastic! I did do an additional application to the dark cushion to even out the tone to match the rest of the loveseat. Excellent product!
    Picture of refinished leather couch with Tobacco glaze over Cognac color
    Picture of back of leather couch refinished with Rub n Restore Cognac base and Tobacco glaze
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    Picture of refinished leather couch with Tobacco glaze over Cognac color
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    Jordan
    5 out of 5
    October 15, 2020
    I just wanted to submit some photos of our sofa after using your products. I was honestly skeptical the paint would work, but I’m so glad I gave it a try. Not only did it work, our couch looks amazing! I did 3 coats of cognac as a base and then a 1:1 glaze mix of tobacco with clear (the last photo is the true color we ended up with). I’m very happy with how our sofa looks—5 stars! Thank you again for all of your help.
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    Jennifer
    5 out of 5
    September 14, 2020
    Like new
    I am so happy with this product! It smells very little, dried fast, and is very forgiving! Probably one of the easiest projects ever!
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    Brooke
    5 out of 5
    September 12, 2020
    Easy & completed in a few hours. Used a total of 3 coats in the cognac color and topped with a 50/50 solution using the top coat.
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    Picture of motorhome RV couch changed to Cognac with Rub n Restore
    Genevieve
    5 out of 5
    August 29, 2020
    I am SO glad I found you gals! I recently redid a leather sofa we had in a motorhome we are renovating and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results! I have shared on my private Snapchat (and people were SHOCKED by the transformation) but once I have throw pillows and stuff I will broadcast loud and clear how pleased I am with Rub ‘n Restore!
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    Kate
    5 out of 5
    August 29, 2020
    Neat
    Like most, I was skeptical but pleasantly surprised! I painted a red leather loveseat with some damage from pets on one cushion. You’d never know it! Love how the color turned out. It’s incredibly easy to use. I hope it wears well! I just finished the top coat today.
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    M Moore
    5 out of 5
    August 25, 2020
    I was a little sceptical to be quite honest, but look how well my old club chair has been transformed ! I wiped it over with a little white spirit and then applied three coats in ‘Cognac’. Chair no longer destined for the local tip, it’s charming. Thank you for prompt delivery and terrific result.
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    D Pergola
    5 out of 5
    August 14, 2020
    Thank you so much for this wonderful and easy to use product. I wish I had more leather furniture that needed restored.
    Aubrey Meadows
    5 out of 5
    August 6, 2020
    Worked out better than expected! And very user friendly for all DIYers.
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    Teena Stewart
    5 out of 5
    July 26, 2020
    Cognac
    Great product. We purchased two used couches and a leather chair and ottoman used and wanted to make them match so we used cognac as our base color.
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    Picture of leather couch after recoloring with Cognac Rub n Restore
    N Paquin
    5 out of 5
    July 19, 2020
    Redid my old leather couch from purple to cognac and SO happy with how it turned out! Thank you so much for such a good product!!
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    Phill
    5 out of 5
    July 6, 2020
    Wonderful Results
    Bought this to restore some vinyl I couldn't replace on my boat. Now everything matches and it looks fantastic. I couldn't be happier
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    Jess T
    5 out of 5
    July 2, 2020
    I bought a Natuzi leather couch on Craigslist for $150 because I have pets and didn't want to spend a fortune on new only to have it thrashed. It was well built but had some discoloration and scratching. A friend suggested I recondition it and I found rub & retire videos on YouTube. Seemed too good to be true but I ordered it. Got my shipment in a few days, and after a few hours it was like I had a brand new couch. It's absolutely foolproof and felt like magic. It is the single most rewarding diy project I ever have done. I'll never buy new leather again.
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    Haley Emery
    5 out of 5
    May 29, 2020
    Cognac Recolor
    AMAZING. So glad I purchased. Have already recommended to others.
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