$16 – $76
This is the cost for the actual bottle of Customized Leather & Vinyl Finish, which is separate from any matching or formulation fees.
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The project was a bit of a challenge as at first I thought the leather was cracking. I sent Lesandre a photo of a damaged cushion and she felt that the leather was fine and that a layer of color was cracking. She had me try using denatured alcohol to test it and she was spot on. It was the color layer that was cracking. That was the good news. The bad news was that I had to use almost a full gallon of denatured alcohol to remove the old color. This was a pain, messy and time consuming but absolutely necessary. It took several man-days to prep the sofa versus a few hours to recolor it with Rub 'n Restore. I was trying to get a marbled look to match the newer sofa and I spent about 3 hours using different techniques and colors to get the look I wanted. In the end I gave up and was able to only get minor marbling. This is not a reflection of the product - but of the stripped down material that I was working with.
All in all I love this product. This was my 2nd project as my 1st was on vinyl seat cushions on a pontoon. I highly recommend the product and anyone can use it successfully with a little patience and some time trial and error. As Lesandre says in one of her videos, don't be afraid to make a mistake. You can use denatured alcohol to remove Rub 'n Restore and start over.
I can't say enough about the support I received from Lesandre. She was very responsive and quick to my emails. I felt like she was right there and was as much invested in the project as I was. Thanks so much, Lesandre.
My leather couch looks like it was just purchased following the treatment which took only about 30 minutes or so.
Thanks for a great refinishing experience--super easy and we couldn't be happier.