Red Chili Vinyl & Leather Finish

Red Chili is a rich hot red leather & vinyl dye color, akin to dried chiles or peppers. The addition of Clear Prep+Finish™ or special order Satin / Dull Sealer is recommended for red leather restorers.

$16$70

Many repair projects also need these items:

Clear Prep+Finish™ Conditioning Sealer

$8$31

Picture of bottle of Rub n Restore Clear Prep+Finish conditioning sealer

Cleaner for Non-Absorbent Upholstery

$8

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

Leather Filler & Vinyl Repair Putty

$18$28

Picture of tubs of leather repair filler putty showing creamy consistency and texture

Vinyl Repair & Leather Filler KIT

$24$42

Picture of leather filler and vinyl repair putty kit which includes tools and sandpaper

40 reviews for Red Chili Vinyl & Leather Finish

  1. KGrs
    5 out of 5
    September 12, 2022
    Even Better than I had Hoped!
    Product was super easy to use, fast to dry, and beautiful. A little goes a LOOOOOONG way. I refinished 4 bar stools in chili pepper and barely used a teaspoon of product. Wish I had taken before pictures, because this brought the stools (which were originally red) back to their brand new color. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
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    John Walters
    5 out of 5
    September 1, 2022
    Old chair
    Great product!! Very easy to use. Super company very fast shipping.
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    Krystle
    5 out of 5
    March 21, 2022
    Amazing
    This is actually the second time we have used this product. It is absolutely amazing. We have this old red leather couch that looked horrible, I hated it and wanted to get rid of it. We decided to give this a try and it turned out so nice. It looks like a brand new couch. I recommend this product to anyone that is looking to renew. It is way less expensive than purchasing a new couch.
    In progress... from brown to red
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    MM
    5 out of 5
    January 27, 2022
    Works Great, Plenty Left Over
    I bought an 8oz bottle of Red Chili and a 4oz bottle of clear to recolor a slightly scuffed loveseat that started out baby s**t brown. I only put on two thin coats, each of which dried almost immediately. All the light cat scratches covered up without any filler. I ended up not putting on the clear, which I thought might be needed to keep the original semi-gloss finish, but that seems to have shone through. I did end up polishing it with a soft rag after the second coat to bring up the shine. I'll check later to see if it needs that recommended clear coat to keep the red from rubbing off, but I think that polishing did the trick. I used bare...More
    I bought an 8oz bottle of Red Chili and a 4oz bottle of clear to recolor a slightly scuffed loveseat that started out baby s**t brown. I only put on two thin coats, each of which dried almost immediately. All the light cat scratches covered up without any filler. I ended up not putting on the clear, which I thought might be needed to keep the original semi-gloss finish, but that seems to have shone through. I did end up polishing it with a soft rag after the second coat to bring up the shine. I'll check later to see if it needs that recommended clear coat to keep the red from rubbing off, but I think that polishing did the trick. I used barely a third of the bottle, so I have more for touch ups if needed. I love this stuff. Will never hesitate to buy a second hand leather chair again! Actually, I'm now excited to repair the hole and cracking in my mom's favorite Italian designer couch for her next time I visit! She's going to be so thrilled.
    Cassandra
    5 out of 5
    January 2, 2022
    Let the results speak for itself!
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    Randy
    5 out of 5
    July 16, 2021
    A picture is worth a thousand words.
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    Jeff
    5 out of 5
    June 5, 2021
    Night n Day
    To be honest with you I really didn’t know what to expect from this product. Short of getting all of my upholstery replaced this was my only option. The product is hands-down one of the best I’ve ever used. It’s very time consuming especially the small detailed parts but it’s all worth it in the end.
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    Jennie Bratten
    5 out of 5
    May 12, 2021
    LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
    Not only is the product AMAZING! But so is the support I received from the company! I had questions about the red chili product application and Lesandre was incredibly helpful. This product saved me thousands of dollars since I recovered my chair AND a couch and love seat rather than putting them out on the curb. Thank you Rub N Restore!
    Todd W
    5 out of 5
    April 27, 2021
    My experience with Rub 'n restore was excellent! My boat interior looks brand new again. I would highly recommend this product to anybody.
    Our after picture. (Cat not included with product purchase.)
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    Lyn A
    5 out of 5
    April 3, 2021
    Fabulous Results
    We are so thrilled with the results. The loveseat looks like a very high end piece. No one would know it was a find on Craigslist! Lesandra was so much help. She answered my calls and emails promptly. Go for it!
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    Teri
    5 out of 5
    February 16, 2021
    This is my third time using rub n restore. This is my third project and I'm thrilled! I purchased this leather set from a second hand store and the color was gross lol. But I knew I could fix it. I let my husband help me with color choice and we ended up with Red chili pepper🌶️. We LOVE IT!
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    Picture of leather couch recolored with Red Chili Rub n Restore
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    F. Andy
    5 out of 5
    September 8, 2020
    I was a little hesitant in trying your product at first. I just bought a used leather love seat and I wanted to change color. Needless to say, I'm very happy with the result. My wife is now nervous about our other leather sofa. She thinks she might come home one day and find it recolored. Thank you, Rub n Restore.
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    Picture of restored red couch and ottoman
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    Sue Rafferty
    5 out of 5
    June 24, 2020
    Twenty years ago I bought a peachy tan leather couch in a consignment store. I’ve never really liked the color, but the couch has been in good shape. I’m really pleased how this turned out! I used three coats of chili red, then mixed some cherrywood, chili red, and clear prep and finish to add a bit of mottling. Then I was at a thrift store and bought a leather foot stool for $6.98. Since I still had some chili red left, I decided to try to make it match the couch. I used a small paintbrush with clear prep and finish in the scratches and worn places before I layered on the chili red color and mottled with a mix of red chili, cherrywood,...More
    Twenty years ago I bought a peachy tan leather couch in a consignment store. I’ve never really liked the color, but the couch has been in good shape. I’m really pleased how this turned out! I used three coats of chili red, then mixed some cherrywood, chili red, and clear prep and finish to add a bit of mottling.

    Then I was at a thrift store and bought a leather foot stool for $6.98. Since I still had some chili red left, I decided to try to make it match the couch. I used a small paintbrush with clear prep and finish in the scratches and worn places before I layered on the chili red color and mottled with a mix of red chili, cherrywood, and clear prep and finish. I love how this old footstool looks new again!

    I'm 65 - and these projects are way easier to do than I expected! Not beyond the ability of a senior citizen. And they are fun.
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    Angela Edmonds
    5 out of 5
    June 5, 2020
    Fantastic product!
    I was so happy I came across this product. We inherited a brown leather love seat with the purchase of our house and although I loved the style the color wasn’t going to work with our grey and white decor. Lessandre was great in advising what colors to mix to create the pinky/ grey color I was after. The result has been amazing and professional. I will definitely be ordering more for an office chair that needs updating! First class customer service too! Thanks again
    Daniel Martin
    5 out of 5
    June 3, 2020
    Excellent results. This product is a miracle... Went on so easy, I got the desired result in one coat! My 20 year old couch looks like new! I wish I did the before photo!!
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    James Riggs
    5 out of 5
    May 31, 2020
    I repaired and dyed a leather chair and ottoman that I bought in 1978. It was in very bad shape. I would have never dreamed that it would look new again.
    Dr. Anthony Bodene
    5 out of 5
    May 26, 2020
    I have recently purchased a wonderful 1959 Jaguar MKIX. Although been occasionally driven it's done more sitting around in various barns and sheds in Germany and France for a few decades. I've decided to completely restore the Jaguar by using all or as many of the cars original parts where possible. I took delivery of the Jaguar approx a month back and immediately removed the car's interior which has acres of walnut veneer and a herd of leather hide. Everyone said and I quote "you'll never get that leather looking good again in a million years" and "omg that is going to cost you a small fortune it needs a new interior". Well I knew d...More
    I have recently purchased a wonderful 1959 Jaguar MKIX. Although been occasionally driven it's done more sitting around in various barns and sheds in Germany and France for a few decades.

    I've decided to completely restore the Jaguar by using all or as many of the cars original parts where possible. I took delivery of the Jaguar approx a month back and immediately removed the car's interior which has acres of walnut veneer and a herd of leather hide.

    Everyone said and I quote "you'll never get that leather looking good again in a million years" and "omg that is going to cost you a small fortune it needs a new interior".

    Well I knew different with my previous experience working with leather I realised the interior although a total dried up crunchy mess, was salvageable.

    After getting quotes to have the interior redone from £9,000 to £17,000, just for the leather work I thought I'd check out products available for a DIM (do it myself)! job.

    After looking at 100's of products it was yours at Rub n Restore I went for.

    I am delighted I chose you guys just look at the before and after results on the attached photo's, all done by hand, mainly prepped in the garden in the lovely weather were having in England at the moment and finished in the garage.

    Took me about 67 hours in total, prep is very important and your fillers are a joy to work with.

    Your products are the best I've ever come across so easy to apply being user friendly with no B.S. the products do exactly what they're supposed to and I'd highly recommend them to any one that figures their upholstery is way past it use by date!  Amazing results which has saved me a fortune.

    Let me add I may have had some experience as a vehicle upholstery trimmer at Jaguar Cars but I was a boy and it was limited only to almost 2 years, but believe me when I say these products are second to none for ease of use, that any body with half a brain like me can use them!!

    Highly recommended in fact I can't say enough about your products I can't wait to get back out and finish the front seats and door cards.

    I'll be proud to recommend you to all fellow Classic Jaguar and car enthusiasts some of which already can't believe those are the same seats!!!

    Brilliant and thank you!
    A Fordyce
    5 out of 5
    March 3, 2020
    Like your product. Here are some before and after pics. Used Red Chili and Cognac.
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    Patty
    5 out of 5
    October 21, 2019
    I wish that I had taken a before picture. This red color adds depth and warmth to my leather bag. Using the topcoat has brought the bag back To life. The product is easy to work with and gives great results
    dylan m
    5 out of 5
    September 17, 2019
    I am halfway through my project and am enjoying the whole process. The chili red is nice and strong, but also easy to cleanup on the fly. The support I received from the company was spot on and timely. I really recommend!
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