Cognac is a butterscotch or tan saddle-colored finish for leather and vinyl. It is darker than Camel or Honey and more golden than Mocha.
$16 – $76
Use our water-based finishes to restore and condition:
Our finishes won’t sunfade or backstain like leather dyes. They don't feel plasticky, flake or peel like spray paints. Each bottle comes with gloves and stir stick.
Do not use on fabric, suede, nubuck, bonded or faux leather.
Store in a temperate, dark place away from children.
Click here for SDS (Safety Data Sheets) and ingredient information.
Changing color is best suited to absorbent leather.
The following are not good candidates and will require touch-up:
Here's what wear looks like:
Touch-up is easy and minimized by:
Whites and off-whites get poorer coverage. If you are changing from dark or red to pale, you may need 2x-3x the volume of color. Consider a coat of Ash or Stone grey as a primer to minimize this.
Our products are water-based acrylic finishes (paints) that look and feel natural. Consider a heavier urethane or aerosol for color changing boat or auto upholstery.
You can order handmade swatches of leather or vinyl refinished with our colors to see how they compare.
Or send us a sample and pay a fee for an exact match (recommended for auto, RV, boat interiors, primary or secondary colors):
Matching fees are non-refundable. We do not accept returns on Custom Colors.
Samples should be at least 2" x 3" in size and can be:
Please print out and include the Color Request Form and mail to:
Rub 'n Restore, Inc.
PO Box 1149 (US mail only)
39585 Lund Rd (UPS / FedEx / DHL only)
Paonia, CO 81428 USA
Colors and Clear Prep+Finish™ cover the same area.
These estimates can vary based upon quality and condition of material.
Choose an option below to get a quantity recommendation:
Buy it if you:
Answer these three questions to determine what clear finish, if any, is needed.
Orders received before 10 am MST on weekdays (excluding US holidays) are usually shipped same-day.
Most domestic orders are shipped via Priority Mail unless otherwise requested and typically arrive in 2-4 business days. Packages over 6 lbs. as well as all Canadian and international orders are shipped via UPS.
Carriers have suspended their service guarantees due to COVID. We are not responsible for delays and cannot refund shipping costs except for UPS Next Day Air.
You will receive an automated email with tracking number. Please secure your package in a timely fashion to avoid freezing during winter months.
Canadian and international Customers, use coupon code internationalCLUB (case and space sensitive) to discount the freight and duties on 8 or 16 oz. bottles of color. Rub 'n Restore, Inc. is not responsible for duties, tariffs or other expenses incurred.
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Return & Exchange Policy
We accept returns or exchanges of the following products within 60 days of purchase:
Sorry, we do not accept returns of:
*PLEASE NOTE: The shipping cost to return / exchange a single unopened 2 oz. color, 2 oz. clear, 4 oz. clear, 1 oz. filler, or cleaner may cost more than the product itself and result in little or no refund or exchange credit.
Our cost to ship each order is more than what you paid, and we will recoup the difference on any return or exchange. For example:
If you request a return label, the cost will be deducted from any return or exchange. Our return labels are convenient and cost less than what you'll pay at the counter at UPS or the Post Office.
Read our complete return policy here.
$8 – $31
$18 – $28
$24 – $42
Wow, just wow. Thanks for great, easy to use product.
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I did experience a bit of anxiety because I initially wiped off parts of prior coats each time I tried to add another. I started to worry i didn’t clean it enough, etc (but it’s been a month or so of heavy use and it’s wearing great so ?♀️?). It was completely dry so wasn’t that. In retrospect I think maybe my sponge was too wet—and then not wet enough, LOL. Anyway i switched to pouncing the sponge which worked great AND I found that allowed me to add a bit of... I dunno, subtle variegation or dimension to the color/finish. Happy accident since I think it looks better than having it just one completely even color anyway.
We used a 16oz and 8oz of cognac dye plus an 8oz of clear prep. We did 5 coats of dye, then a 50/50 with clear prep. It was still shinier than the original so we did a 6th coat of dye only to get the satin effect. There is still plenty of dye and clear prep left for any repairs in the future.The 20 year old dark green leather looks ok in photos but was rather tired close up as we brought up 3 kids who jumped all over it for years on end! It was also too dark for our current home decor. The Cognac looks fabulous and fits very well with our decor.
Many thanks for your helpful suggestions as well as the excellent product.
The cognac dye covered permanent ink, deep head sweat stains and unknown spills. I used the clear prep between coats, with the dye on some coats and alone for the final coat. I did this inside with pets all around, and the dye was pleasure to work with and made no mess while drying quickly.
After going through your website information and videos I was ready to try it and I am SO impressed!
I ordered the desired color, which arrived SO quickly; prepared the chair, as directed; then I chose to pretreat with the Prep & Finish, which turned out to be REALLY helpful as the now pretty 'raw' leather didnt absorb the dye as quickly and I could 'move' it around easier. Finally I added some Prep&Finish to my dye to give the chair more of a satin finish and Voile!! I am SO pleased with how easy the whole process was--took about 4hrs start to finish! And beyond thrilled with the finished product!!! THANK YOU LADIES!!
Wow, just wow. Thanks for great, easy to use product.