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Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish

(63 customer reviews & photos)

$16.00$70.00

Rust is a rich red oxide or brick color for vinyl or leather upholstery.

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Use our conditioning colors to restore:

  • absorbent aniline and semi-aniline leather
  • non-absorbent full-grain leather
  • and vinyl upholstery.

Our finishes won’t sunfade or backstain like leather dyes. They won’t alter the feel, flake or peel like spray paints. Each bottle comes with gloves and stir stick. Sponge sold separately.

Do not use on fabric, suede, nubuck or faux (bonded) leather.

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63 reviews for Rust Vinyl & Leather Finish

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    Elizabeth Blanks
    November 8, 2021
    Best product I have found for dying leather! I highly recommend. Easy to apply and great outcome.
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    Michael K
    October 29, 2021
    Unbelievable Results
    I recently bought some very high end couches that had been thoroughly destroyed by cats and sun damage. I initially thought I could fix them up with ...More
    I recently bought some very high end couches that had been thoroughly destroyed by cats and sun damage. I initially thought I could fix them up with some leather conditioner, which proved me wrong. I ran across Rub N Restore as well as a variety of products out there that promised results. The price seemed steep, but I went ahead and took the chance. I cannnot believe the end result! The process is easy if you take your time and follow the instructions. Don't get me wrong, I spent a lot of time to get to the end result, but I am thrilled with how the couches look now. I ultimately chose this product due to the great tutorial videos (especially those addressing cat damage). One caveat: I had hundreds of decorative nail heads and the product description for the steel wool says to paint over the heads and then use it to remove to remove the product. Apparently that guidance has changed and I didn't realize until it was too late. I spent hours removing the stain and ultimately it did mostly come off, but it was the worst part of the whole project. Read the pamphlet that you receive to understand the nail head instructions prior to painting over them!
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    Jeanie Froman-Bohall
    October 4, 2021
    So easy and fast! Beautiful results!
    One chair, original color
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    N Zapata
    September 30, 2021
    Amazing
    This product is all they say! Easy to apply and results are incredible!! I have two chairs did one to compare here are the results!
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    Ashley Phillips
    September 14, 2021
    Amazing Difference
    Turned this sad couch into a beautiful new looking piece of furniture.
    crmm
    July 21, 2021
    My chair looks amazing!
    I had a red leather chair that I loved but the color was not working anymore with my decor. I wanted to buy a new Pottery Barn Chair in tan leather to...More
    I had a red leather chair that I loved but the color was not working anymore with my decor. I wanted to buy a new Pottery Barn Chair in tan leather to go with my cream sectional but it was over $3800! I order the rub N restore rust and it was quick, easy and the result are amazing. I highly recommend the product!
    Cynthia
    July 16, 2021
    Your product is great. So pleased with the results. Thank you
    Our recliner finally matches our sectional!
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    Anna H
    July 13, 2021
    Trust the Process!
    This stuff is AMAZING. Everyone who has witnessed the before and after of my furniture is amazed. My husband was absolutely shocked. The first coat al...More
    This stuff is AMAZING. Everyone who has witnessed the before and after of my furniture is amazed. My husband was absolutely shocked. The first coat almost gave me an anxiety attack because I didn’t know what to expect, but I trusted the process! One 16oz bottle was used for our large leather sectional (3 coats) and recliner (6 coats because it was originally darker than the sectional). It’s so nice to have matching furniture that looks brand new and really brightens up the room. And you cannot beat the price/quick shipping. I bought an extra bottle just in case one wasn’t enough, but I can’t wait to use it on other projects.
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    Bobbie Ziemer
    July 8, 2021
    I’m in LOVE!
    I am so excited to start trying this on other things! Soooooo impressed!
    Rick Nixon
    June 17, 2021
    Works well. Just needed few drops on my plush leather couch, since my dogs freshly administered flea repellent stripped the dye right off. This stuff ...More
    Works well. Just needed few drops on my plush leather couch, since my dogs freshly administered flea repellent stripped the dye right off. This stuff brought the color right back. Beware of wet K9 Advantix ll on leather!
    Covered cracks and made like new
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    Joe
    June 4, 2021
    Works as advertised
    Great product! Will be using again
    Picture of leather sofa restored with mix of Rust and Persimmon RubnRestore
    Mike
    May 26, 2021
    Mixing 4 parts Rust with 1 part Persimmon, per Lesandre's suggestion, was pretty close and I used the mottling technique, so the color blends into the...More
    Mixing 4 parts Rust with 1 part Persimmon, per Lesandre's suggestion, was pretty close and I used the mottling technique, so the color blends into the natural color variations in my sofa.

    Overall, I'm very satisfied in the restoration. It was easy and fun to experiment with the colors. Best of all I saved my sofa and it looks amazing.

    Thanks again!
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    PP
    May 24, 2021
    Loved your product!!! It came out beautifully
    Very happy.
    elands
    May 12, 2021
    Love the results!
    We have been trying for some time to decide between replacing our aging leather couches or restoring them. I came across the Rub n Restore web site wh...More
    We have been trying for some time to decide between replacing our aging leather couches or restoring them. I came across the Rub n Restore web site while I was looking up leather dyes. I read the reviews and looked at the pictures and that prompted me to give it a try and I'm glad I did.



    We were not sure which color would work best for our couches and I went ahead and ordered test samples with the 4 colors we thought might work.

    The colors on the computer look different from the actual colors and I really recommend them, it saved time and by allowing us to order the correct color and helped us decide on whether or not to use the finishing/sealer product to get the look we liked.



    I was able to refinish two full size couches in one day. I followed the instructions and cleaned the leather using rubbing alcohol. I took the smaller pieces and applied the dye in the garage. Since we were not changing colors, the dye covered in one application. by the time i was done with the six cushions, they were dry enough to apply the finish. It only took one coat of each product to achieve the desired result. I bought the largest bottles because I wanted to make sure I had enough to refinish both couches and in the end, I had about 1/4 of each bottle left over.



    I did the rest of the couch in our living room. I was afraid of strong fumes and opened up all the windows to allow for adequate ventilation. The smell was not that strong to me and it was pretty much gone by the next day.



    This product worked as advertised and I really recommend it. Our couches look very much like the ones already on the website of successful projects and I did not take any "before" pictures, so I am not posting any of my own.



    This product works and does what is advertised. I give it my strongest recommendation!
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    Iris Desilets
    April 8, 2021
    Extremely Satisfied!
    Excellent product , very easy to do and the finished product is AMAZING:)
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    PT
    April 3, 2021
    Amazing
    I've had these chairs for many years and as the ugly stains darkened with time, I was ready to get rid of them and replace them. But then I found Rub ...More
    I've had these chairs for many years and as the ugly stains darkened with time, I was ready to get rid of them and replace them. But then I found Rub 'N Restore - now they have been transformed and I love them! The process was so easy.  I used 1/2 Cognac and 1/2 Rust. It took 4 layers to hide the dark stained areas (I applied thin layers). Any questions I had were promptly answered too.  What a great product!!
    After. Such a great update!
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    Michelle
    February 24, 2021
    Change is GOOD!
    This was a FUN pandemic project! I am SO happy with the results! These pieces are over 30 years old and now they have a whole new look. Excellent c...More
    This was a FUN pandemic project! I am SO happy with the results! These pieces are over 30 years old and now they have a whole new look. Excellent customer service, too. Thank you!
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    B Rasmussen
    February 9, 2021
    Great results
    I just finished redoing an old sofa with Cognac and Rust combination. It turned out great! Thank you
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    Rodrigo Vargas
    January 27, 2021
    Can't believe it works so good
    I'm amazed of how easy and fast it is and how good it looks, I wish I knew about this paint sooner I let do many pieces go because didn't like the co...More
    I'm amazed of how easy and fast it is and how good it looks, I wish I knew about this paint sooner I let do many pieces go because didn't like the color now I'll be looking for more leather pieces.
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    HC
    January 27, 2021
    Another satisfied customer!Thanks for all your help and advice.
    The results were beyond my expectations!
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    christine kavanaugh
    January 25, 2021
    Fantastic!
    Perfection! This loveseat was a cheap looking flat black. NOW it's a rich looking caramel. Thanks!
    AMY ZHENG
    January 18, 2021
    Excellent product!
    I used the Rust color dye and it transformed my parents' 30 year old couch! So easy to apply. It leaves the leather feeling soft.. Excellent product. ...More
    I used the Rust color dye and it transformed my parents' 30 year old couch! So easy to apply. It leaves the leather feeling soft.. Excellent product. Highly recommend.
    Janice
    September 14, 2020
    I wanted to express my "over the top" results with how my leather sofa and love seat coloring.
    Excellent match with color and the coloring of the pie...More
    I wanted to express my "over the top" results with how my leather sofa and love seat coloring.

    Excellent match with color and the coloring of the pieces did not take very long.

    Thank you again.
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    Tony w
    July 6, 2020
    Wonderful product
    It looks like a brand new couch!
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    Diana Alvarado
    June 25, 2020
    I ordered this color on sunday and received it by wed . Super fast shipping! I began painting my couch that same night. It has excellent coverage. An...More
    I ordered this color on sunday and received it by wed . Super fast shipping! I began painting my couch that same night. It has excellent coverage. And I had more than enough for two coats. I told the whole world about this paint! I cant wait to do more projects with it
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    Drusilla
    June 9, 2020
    Fantastic! Thank you!
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    Lois
    May 28, 2020
    Worked great!
    Used 3 thin applications of the 'rust' color on my couches. I purchased the clear Prep and Finish but did not use it, as I liked the result as it was...More
    Used 3 thin applications of the 'rust' color on my couches. I purchased the clear Prep and Finish but did not use it, as I liked the result as it was. It was very easy! Applied with a damp sponge only -- the product dries literally in minutes so the project goes fast and there is minimal mess. I am not usually a good 'do-it-yourselfer' but I was really, really pleased!
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    Pablo Berrios
    May 7, 2020
    Great Products
    This is a great product. It’s a perfect match to the original color. Very easy to apply and no chemical odor. This is the best product on the market a...More
    This is a great product. It’s a perfect match to the original color. Very easy to apply and no chemical odor. This is the best product on the market and the customer service is outstanding! Highly recommended, I would not use anything else.
    Photo contrasting discolored leather cushion and ottoman after Rust Rub n Restore
    Kim Hall
    April 20, 2020
    The Rust worked! 2 oz. restored most of the ottoman. I'm ordering more for the rest of the furniture.
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    Lee Ann
    January 28, 2020
    What a wonderful product! We are thrilled with the results. We used rust, and it only took an hour. (We loved that you were a mother daughter compan...More
    What a wonderful product! We are thrilled with the results. We used rust, and it only took an hour. (We loved that you were a mother daughter company too -how sweet!)
    Joseph Knight
    January 27, 2020
    The reviews do not exaggerate on the finished product! The pictures do not lie. I ordered more than I needed, because I underestimated how well the p...More
    The reviews do not exaggerate on the finished product! The pictures do not lie. I ordered more than I needed, because I underestimated how well the product covers.
    Gary Baker
    December 5, 2019
    I noticed your ad on the internet and was impressed with the videos explaining how to restore leather sofas.  I was still little intimidated until I c...More
    I noticed your ad on the internet and was impressed with the videos explaining how to restore leather sofas.  I was still little intimidated until I called and discussed what was recommended to refinish my project.  After experimenting with Cognac and Rust colours, the best colour was produced by 50% rust and 50% the clear finishing sealer. As I had a sofa and a love seat to do I wasn’t sure I had enough rust in the 8 oz bottle, however I was able to finish with 2 coats on the both (there were some original spots that I lightly touched up).



    I can’t say enough about the feeling of comfort that I felt in dealing with your company, it felt as if I was dealing with friends and not some numbers. After establishing what we thought was needed it was delivered in a very short time.  Following the instructions it was easy to turn a faded sofa and love seat into  a set that will give years more service.  Thank you, I will certainly recommend your services to others.
    Georgina
    December 2, 2019
    Don't know what I would do without Rub & Restore. We touched up all our leather patio furniture and now they look like
    a million bucks. So easy...More
    Don't know what I would do without Rub & Restore. We touched up all our leather patio furniture and now they look like

    a million bucks. So easy to use and maintains color for a long time. Thank you for your prompt delivery too.
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    Eddie
    November 6, 2019
    I have a dinette set with four vinyl chairs that swivel and that are on casters ... very 1980-ish !! I was going to leave them behind when I moved sin...More
    I have a dinette set with four vinyl chairs that swivel and that are on casters ... very 1980-ish !! I was going to leave them behind when I moved since the chairs have faded in spots from being in the east window for so long. But since my grandkids seem to love these chairs, and I couldn't find anything like them in furniture stores, I decided to restore them !!



    I wrote CC/Lesandre telling them what I wanted to do; they wrote back and even talked to me over the phone, and eventually sold me the small amount I needed to get the job done; 2 oz. Rust dye, 2 oz. Cognac dye, and 4 oz. of Clear coat. This saved me lots of $ rather then if I had had to ask for a custom color, or bought 8 oz, bottles of each !! In fact to do the four chairs, I only used about 1/2 oz. total, so I got lots left.



    The tricky thing is the chairs had these random dark lines like an alligators skin (Lesandre called it a marbled-look), which I still wanted to show through, so I had to make a somewhat transparent glaze, by mixing the three products in the proper proportion. CC gave me advice on how to do this. So this review is more for their personal service than the Rust colored dye itself !! :-0
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