Slate is a medium grey leather finish and vinyl paint. It is darker than Ash or Stone but lighter than Peppercorn.
$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
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first. I’m so glad I did. Dyed mustard color sofa to the slate color. Turned out great.
Thank you for a fantastic product!
So I thought I’d give it a try on my 1999 Caribe dinghy with hypalon neoprene tubes which were faded and worn. Many people use “dinghy paint” on the hypalon tubes, but it cracks and looks “fake”. I used two colors of gray and applied two coats of this product. Bam! Dinghy tubes look new. The product doesn’t wipe off, it’s been in salt water, rain and FL sun. The photos show the product being applied (note all the little cracks it fills in) and then hanging off my trawler boat all finished.
I washed with warm water and Dawn dish soap (bucket w rag and wrung out the rag). Then rubbing alcohol on all surfaces. Then three coats of SLATE. In the after photo, you can see the seats are glossy. I had used one coat of sealer on the cushions. I revised my strategy and mixed color/sealer 50/50 and did another two coats to make it more of a matte finish. Worked perfectly.
Thanks again! I’ve told ALL my friends about this product!