Professional Consultation & Instructions for Your Leather or Vinyl Project

$15

Your evaluation will answer these questions:

  • What kind of material is it?
  • How do I repair it?
  • What color and supplies do I need?
  • How do I clean and maintain it?
  • What is the cost?

The evaluation includes:

  • Response within 1 business day
  • Detailed instructions
  • Links to videos
  • Free color swatches*
  • Coupon for $15 off any product purchase**

*We may send free swatches if we think our colors will match.

**Color matching fees excluded.

Evaluations are non-refundable.  Click here to see an example evaluation.

leather sofa in white room

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50 reviews for Project Evaluation

  1. cushion after repair
    Picture of finished leather filler repair on Thomasville couch cushion
    +5
    Kim Lester
    5 out of 5
    October 3, 2022
    sofa restored!
    I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful product and your amazing support and advice.  My 20 yr old thomasville sofas look brand new again.
    After
    Project Evaluation photo review
    +1
    Beth-Ann Martorello
    5 out of 5
    September 24, 2022
    Custom color
    Amazing! The scratch actually got worse before we received the custom color match. It was easy to apply, dried in minutes. I am super happy!
    After using marine white Rub n Restore to eliminate the purple stains! Amazing!
    Project Evaluation photo review
    Natalie Ivey
    5 out of 5
    July 22, 2022
    Saved me having to replace vinyl seat cushions on our yacht!
    After our 43' Cruisers Yachts express cruiser was in the boatyard having repairs, some of the crew removed the furniture covers we had on our vinyl seating area. Someone placed black dock lines onto the seat cushions and in the intense Florida sun...the dye from the dock lines bled into the cushions. The stains were a plum-purple and NOTHING would get them out. I used a little softscrub with bleach and a magic eraser and it lifted slightly, but still horrible (see before photo). I found Rub n Restore in marine white, followed the instructions to the letter, and voila! I was amazed at how easy this product was to use, how effective it was a...More
    After our 43' Cruisers Yachts express cruiser was in the boatyard having repairs, some of the crew removed the furniture covers we had on our vinyl seating area. Someone placed black dock lines onto the seat cushions and in the intense Florida sun...the dye from the dock lines bled into the cushions. The stains were a plum-purple and NOTHING would get them out. I used a little softscrub with bleach and a magic eraser and it lifted slightly, but still horrible (see before photo). I found Rub n Restore in marine white, followed the instructions to the letter, and voila! I was amazed at how easy this product was to use, how effective it was at covering the awful stains. Actually with ordering the 8 oz. bottle I am now going to touch up a few other parts of our cushions showing a little wear. This product is an amazing value for the price paid, and I am positively a delighted customer at how this product literally saved us thousands in avoiding the expense of having to replace the seating on our boat. I highly recommend this product, especially for boat and yacht owners!
    Mandy O
    5 out of 5
    May 30, 2022
    WOW!
    I Just ordered more clear prep finish so I can do the sections of the couch that I "thought" already looked fine! HA! The instructions were simple and I was able to customize my own color with the mahogany and black that were recommended by you (1:1 parts + 1:1 of the clear prep + finish). I didn't realize how glossy my sofa already was. THANK YOU for the amazing instructions and for including plastic gloves in the product shipment! Amazing stuff!!! Makes me want to buy an old couch and flip it .
    Mike
    5 out of 5
    April 11, 2022
    A+ service. Highly recommended. Value for you money.
    after color
    Picture of leather chair after repair with Rub n Restore
    +4
    Bill S
    5 out of 5
    April 2, 2022
    I used the Rub ‘n Restore products you sent me on my recliner and it worked wonderfully. I cannot believe how good it worked and how easy it was. I’m shocked. I then had to use it on the rest of my living room set loveseat and sofa. Great product.
    I appreciate all your help with all of this. Thank You and God Bless!
    Before; cracked, stained, faded.
    Project Evaluation photo review
    +2
    Ellen
    5 out of 5
    March 25, 2022
    Perfect match
    The color match was spot on, products were easy to work with, all stains disappeared, repair kit worked perfectly, excellent costumer service and help. I have never done a project like this, I must admit I was very concerned. However, the support was excellent and the results could not be better.
    Sharon B
    5 out of 5
    March 18, 2022
    Love the results!
    We went from green to blue!
    Project Evaluation photo review
    Nathalie
    5 out of 5
    March 9, 2022
    Après une seule couche! Très satisfaite! Merci.
    Before
    Project Evaluation photo review
    +4
    Craig L
    5 out of 5
    March 5, 2022
    20 Year Old Sofas
    Re-colored my old sun-faded sofas, came out great! The biggest effort was Frog Taping off the parts I didn't want colored. With all the loops, tucks, seams and wood, this took some time. Used rubbing alcohol, as recommended, to clean the leather, focusing on the red wine stains. This was a "rub & wait" exercise, to see how each application worked, then reapply as needed. Typically the stains would disappear just about the time the original color started to fade. The darker color (a blend of the Rust, Cognac and Clear Conditioner) completely hid any imperfections. As always, "surface prep" is key. I do plan to apply one more coat...More
    Re-colored my old sun-faded sofas, came out great!
    The biggest effort was Frog Taping off the parts I didn't want colored. With all the loops, tucks, seams and wood, this took some time. Used rubbing alcohol, as recommended, to clean the leather, focusing on the red wine stains. This was a "rub & wait" exercise, to see how each application worked, then reapply as needed. Typically the stains would disappear just about the time the original color started to fade. The darker color (a blend of the Rust, Cognac and Clear Conditioner) completely hid any imperfections. As always, "surface prep" is key. I do plan to apply one more coat of Leather Honey to the back and side areas (uncolored) where the morning sun has really dried them out over the years.

    My truck seats are next! Will be using the Soft Filler there to make repairs first

    Thanks for all the help in color selection and technique, the vids were also VERY helpful!
    cat scratches before and after
    Close-up photo showing cat scratched leather before and after repair and refinishing with Rub n Restore
    +7
    Eleanor S
    5 out of 5
    February 16, 2022
    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
    Your product is amazing! Analysis yielded perfect color match.

    So easy to use.

    My furniture looks like new now.

    I’m so glad I found your product and decided to give it a try.

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
    after
    Picture of scaly leather repaired with leather filler putty and refinished with a RubnRestore Custom Color
    +3
    Chantal
    5 out of 5
    January 31, 2022
    Thanks, ladies!
    It worked great. The custom color was perfect!

    I paid once to have it professionally done and honestly this is way better and so much less expensive.
    Carole
    5 out of 5
    January 24, 2022
    I was amazed at how wonderful the whole project went, all the guidance from Rub&Restore and the product was great. So thankful.
    First Coat of Ash
    Project Evaluation photo review
    +2
    Donald Storrusten
    5 out of 5
    January 20, 2022
    Color Change of Justin Roper Cowboy Boots
    First time using Rub n Restore. I wanted to change the color of my boots, from a brown to a gray, and stumbled across the Rub n Restore web site. What a terrific accident. I was skeptical but ordered a 8 oz bottle of the Ash color. I taped off the soles and heals and applied 2 coats of Rub n Restore. I was amazed with the results and as you can see in the pictures provided the first coat changed the color but was a little dark, however the second coat did the job and lightened up the color to the Ash color. As I said I was amazed, but even though the Rub n Restore changed the color to Ash, I wade a mistake when I ordered the Ash color it turn...More
    First time using Rub n Restore. I wanted to change the color of my boots, from a brown to a gray, and stumbled across the Rub n Restore web site. What a terrific accident. I was skeptical but ordered a 8 oz bottle of the Ash color. I taped off the soles and heals and applied 2 coats of Rub n Restore. I was amazed with the results and as you can see in the pictures provided the first coat changed the color but was a little dark, however the second coat did the job and lightened up the color to the Ash color. As I said I was amazed, but even though the Rub n Restore changed the color to Ash, I wade a mistake when I ordered the Ash color it turned out to be too light. I called the store and Ada was very helpful in explaining that using the Ash as a base color. Once I ordered the color Stone which is a little bit darker and applied 2 coats of the Stone color it would be the darker color I was going for. It would also help with the wear and tear that shoes get through daily wear. Ada was also helpful in telling how I could get the Rub n Restore off of the metal eyelets. She said a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol would remove any stray dye off the metal eyelets. Thanks again Ada!
    Mike
    1 out of 5
    January 15, 2022
    Don't waste your money on their "Professional Assessment"
    I can't speak to the product, just the customer service, which is severely lacking. Don't waste your money on their $15 "professional assessment." They may or may not give you the proper information and will copy and paste a bunch of other info about the DIY. Every other company out there that I found does all of this for free, most list this info on their websites. I spoke with Lesandre. She compared my sofa to my coffee table mistaking it for my ottoman. I left the ottoman out of the 1st pic so there was no confusion of what I wanted to dye (I clearly stated that I wanted to dye the sofa to match my ottoman, not dye my ottoman). She reco...More
    I can't speak to the product, just the customer service, which is severely lacking. Don't waste your money on their $15 "professional assessment." They may or may not give you the proper information and will copy and paste a bunch of other info about the DIY. Every other company out there that I found does all of this for free, most list this info on their websites.

    I spoke with Lesandre. She compared my sofa to my coffee table mistaking it for my ottoman. I left the ottoman out of the 1st pic so there was no confusion of what I wanted to dye (I clearly stated that I wanted to dye the sofa to match my ottoman, not dye my ottoman). She recommended dying the ottoman (my coffee table) and repairing the sofa due to the color being a taupe/off white and lighter than my sofa. When I responded to her that I was confused by her assessment and explained she should look at the close up pic that I took showing my ottoman (which is dark grey) side by side with my sofa (which is lighter, greenish and stained), she again compared my sofa to my taupe coffee table and didn't seem to read my response at all. I asked for my money back explaining that professionals that I had at my house differed from her recommendations and that I highly disagreed with her assessment. This was when she discovered what I was asking, but instead of apologizing, I was told that my submission was unclear even after I clarified. Here is a direct quote:

    "Clear photos and information yield a better result. I can't chase people down for more info in order to then do the work."

    So she can charge $15, but it's not her job to clarify what the customer wants? She thinks this is good customer service. Being in customer service almost my whole life, I know the customer is always right even when they are wrong. I submitted the same info/pics to 3 companies and the initial info was clear to the other 2, but I will take the blame for the initial confusion. Once I clarified things and was talked down to for asking for my money back (legitimate ask when info given is incorrect), I no longer believe in giving money to that company. I wish you luck if you choose to use this company. They are not the only company around to offer this, I personally recommend looking elsewhere.
    Reply from lesandre:
    This evaluation service was launched in July 2019, after three months of engineering. Every word was written by Lesandre (founder and CEO with decades of professional experience in the leather and vinyl repair industry). Significant time has been made to improve the evaluation since, including elimination of projects that are not candidates for repair or restoration. To date, Lesandre has uniquely assessed over 4,075 projects—the first 3,400 of which were a free service. The evaluations have been met with otherwise rave reviews by those paying customers.

    Mike's submission contained only two photos—when up to six can be submitted. A picture o...More
    This evaluation service was launched in July 2019, after three months of engineering. Every word was written by Lesandre (founder and CEO with decades of professional experience in the leather and vinyl repair industry). Significant time has been made to improve the evaluation since, including elimination of projects that are not candidates for repair or restoration. To date, Lesandre has uniquely assessed over 4,075 projects—the first 3,400 of which were a free service. The evaluations have been met with otherwise rave reviews by those paying customers.



    Mike's submission contained only two photos—when up to six can be submitted. A picture of the whole ottoman, as the evaluation requests, was not included; only the couch was shown in its entirety with a portion of the neighboring coffee table. The only other photo compared a portion of a couch cushion to a portion of the ottoman. Lesandre mistook it for the left and middle couch cushions, because the style of upholstery, piping, and colors did not look all that different, and yet Mike said he wanted to change the color of the couch to conform to the ottoman. This is how Lesandre mistook the solid beige coffee table for the ottoman and thought a more dramatic color change was desired.



    Lesandre asked for clarification in the evaluation and the subsequent email exchange. She suggested the confusion would be remedied by mailing a swatch of the ottoman (which was also necessary for color matching, as requested). Mike could have replied with more photos and clarification. Instead he elected to quit the process and demanded a refund.



    Mike still received accurate, comprehensive information about the leather, cleaning it, the differences between dyes and finishes, application techniques, and care, which can serve him with other DIY products or vetting professionals.



    Free hand-made swatches of our Stone and Taupe, which could be candidates for the ottoman color, had also been mailed.



    We suggest folks avoid purchasing services they don’t want. We regret that our company is not a good fit for Mike’s project and with him the best of luck with it. 
    Gerald Ray Peckham
    5 out of 5
    January 1, 2022
    help
    help
    Reply from lesandre:
    Click here for info about hot tub covers. Looks like it may be a candidate for a rubberized coating. Best you can do on the torn seams is to patch them with some more marine vinyl, strong fabric glue, and stitch if desired.
    before and after
    Project Evaluation photo review
    +3
    Linda C
    5 out of 5
    December 13, 2021
    I had two very nice leather couches that were probably 30+ years old and other than the color they were in excellent shape.   They were expensive when we originally purchased them as we bought them at Harrison Fine Furniture.   Anyway, I was researching on what to do with them, found Rub-n-Restore on line and decided to give it a try and could not be HAPPIER with the results.   I only went through 1 large bottle and a small amount of the second one so I could have gotten by purchasing a small and a large.   This was the result of three coats and then follow up “touch ups” of places I missed.   I may give it one more coat when it is sunny outs...More
    I had two very nice leather couches that were probably 30+ years old and other than the color they were in excellent shape.   They were expensive when we originally purchased them as we bought them at Harrison Fine Furniture.   Anyway, I was researching on what to do with them, found Rub-n-Restore on line and decided to give it a try and could not be HAPPIER with the results.   I only went through 1 large bottle and a small amount of the second one so I could have gotten by purchasing a small and a large.   This was the result of three coats and then follow up “touch ups” of places I missed.   I may give it one more coat when it is sunny outside.   I included pictures of the one couch that was in process along with the original color so you could see the change.   I then took two pictures today showing the finished product.  I did not use the top coat yet as I sort of like it without the shine (and as I said I may do another touch up).  Bottom line is I spent a little over $100 and saved THOUSANDS and did a wonderful “upstore”!

    I would DEFINITELY use this product again, they are extremely helpful and I give it a five star rating!
    Linda C
    5 out of 5
    December 13, 2021
    I had two very nice leather couches that were probably 30+ years old and other than the color they were in excellent shape.   They were expensive when we originally purchased them as we bought them at Harrison Fine Furniture.   Anyway, I was researching on what to do with them, found Rub-n-Restore on line and decided to give it a try and could not be HAPPIER with the results.   I only went through 1 large bottle and a small amount of the second one so I could have gotten by purchasing a small and a large.   This was the result of three coats and then follow up “touch ups” of places I missed.   I may give it one more coat when it is sunny outs...More
    I had two very nice leather couches that were probably 30+ years old and other than the color they were in excellent shape.   They were expensive when we originally purchased them as we bought them at Harrison Fine Furniture.   Anyway, I was researching on what to do with them, found Rub-n-Restore on line and decided to give it a try and could not be HAPPIER with the results.   I only went through 1 large bottle and a small amount of the second one so I could have gotten by purchasing a small and a large.   This was the result of three coats and then follow up “touch ups” of places I missed.   I may give it one more coat when it is sunny outside.   I included pictures of the one couch that was in process along with the original color so you could see the change.   I then took two pictures today showing the finished product.  I did not use the top coat yet as I sort of like it without the shine (and as I said I may do another touch up).  Bottom line is I spent a little over $100 and saved THOUSANDS and did a wonderful “upstore”!

    I would DEFINITELY use this product again, they are extremely helpful and I give it a five star rating!
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