Antique Finish Kit

Specially formulated colours to re-apply the colour to worn antique and rub off style leathers - the most popular being the chesterfield sofa. 

  • Easy to use
  • Achieves professional results
  • Can be restored to look brand new, or antiqued (used)
  • Long lasting finish
From £64.95
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ANTIQUEFINKIT

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No colour matching is required as we manufacture the colours that are most used on many 'rub-off’ leathers. There are only a limited range of colours used, all of which we have in stock.

Rub-off leathers are leathers where there is a topcoat of colour applied, normally a very dark colour such as a deep red, green, blue or brown, on top of a very bright base colour. This colour is designed to actually rub off as the leather is used, revealing the lighter colour beneath. With use, this rubbing off effect can become too much, and our kit is needed to restore the colour.

The Antique Finish Kit has been designed to be as a simple as possible to use and a very effective kit for reapplying the topcoat colour to ‘rub-off’ leathers. With two versions of this kit available, no matter what issue you have with your leather, it can be easily repaired.

Antique Finish Kit: This kit is perfect for items which have suffered from colour loss, but where there is no damage to the leather.

Antique Restoration Kit: On older furniture, the leather can start to show signs of wear; scuffs, scratches, or cracks. This kit will allow you to repair the damage, before reapplying the base and top colours.

This is extremely common with Chesterfields and old Antique style sofas.

How it works: Rub-off leathers are made by the leather being dyed and then finished with leather paints. This is known as the base colour and is usually a bright colour such as, red, green, blue, tan, and brown. A strong lacquer is then applied to seal the colour in. A second colour is then sprayed on top of the lacquer. This coat is a very dark version of the base coat, like a deep red (oxblood) or deep green; these colours are almost black.

Often with this type of furniture, with day-to-day use, the dark topcoat colour starts to wear away, exposing too much of the bright base colour beneath. This creates large areas of bright colour, making the leather look very patchy and odd. This is easily fixed by reapplying the topcoat of colourant back onto the leather, using the Antique Finish Kit. On older leathers, it is normal to see that the leather has started to crack. This too can be easily fixed using our Antique Restoration Kit.

Red Rub Off Leather

Red

Green Rub Off Leather

Green

Blue Rub Off Leather

Blue

Brown Rub Off Leather

Brown

Tan Rub Off Leather

Tan

 

Antique Finish Kit is Suitable For

The Antique Finish Kit can be used to restore the colour of leather furniture that have a 'rub-off' or two-tone appearance, such as chesterfield furniture, providing topcoat colour to recreate that iconic antique effect.

 

Suitable For Two-tone, Mottled & Antique Finished Leather

Antique Finish Kit Coverage and Shelf Life

The Antique Finish Kit comes in two different sizes:

Small Kit - Suitable for touching up small items such as a single armchair.

Large Kit - Sufficient for covering an entire three-piece suite

Store in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Store between 8°C and 30°C.

Once opened, use within 1 year.

Each kit comes with the following;

Small Finish Kit:

  • 250ml Alcohol Cleaner
  • 250ml Antique Colour
  • 250ml Leather Finish
  • Airbrush & 2 x 400ml Propellant Cans
  • Cloth & Instructions

Large Finish Kit:

  • 250ml Alcohol Cleaner
  • 500ml Antique Colour
  • 500ml Leather Finish
  • Airbrush & 4 x 400ml Propellant Cans
  • Cloth & Instructions

Small Restoration Kit:

  • 1xSanding Pad #180
  • 2xSmall Sponge
  • 50ml Leather Binder
  • 50ml Flexifil
  • 50ml Repair Paint (antique base)
  • 250ml Alcohol Cleaner
  • 250ml Leather Colourant (antique top)
  • 250ml Leather Finish
  • 2x15ml Crosslinker Eco
  • 368ml Mixing Cup
  • Airbrush & 2 x 400ml Propellant Cans
  • Cloth & Instructions

Large Restoration Kit:

  • 1xSanding Pad #180
  • 2xSmall Sponge
  • 250ml Leather Binder
  • 50ml Flexifil
  • 50ml Repair Paint (antique base)
  • 250ml Alcohol Cleaner
  • 500ml Leather Colourant (antique top)
  • 500ml Leather Finish
  • 4x15ml Crosslinker Eco
  • 368ml Mixing Cup
  • Airbrush & 4 x 400ml Propellant Cans
  • Cloth & Instructions

Preparation

Before recolouring your leather, it is important to ensure that the leather is clean and free of dust. We recommend using Leather Ultra Clean to thoroughly clean the leather.

Once the leather is clean, wipe the leather down the Alcohol Cleaner. This will start to remove more of the dark top coat, but don’t worry, this is expected. You should continue to clean the leather with this until you have more of an even colour.

Application

The top colour is sprayed onto the leather using the Antique Colour. Spray from button to button, creating diamond like lines, these are usually almost black, fading out into the larger areas. Each coat should be applied lightly (drying in between coats), slowly building up the layers, creating a nice antiqued effect.

Finishing

Next, apply the Leather finish to the leather to seal in the colour. Spray a thin coat over all areas you have coloured. Leave to dry, or dry with a hair drier for speed. Once dry, apply a further one or two coats, drying in between. Additional coats can be applied to high use areas if you wish to do so.

The leather can be used after 24 hours, or minimum overnight.

We recommend applying Leather Protection Cream after seven days for further protection to your leather.

Restore the colour of leather furniture that have a 'rub-off' or two-tone appearance, such as chesterfield furniture.

 

Take a look at some of our customer's results.

 

Antique Finish Kit Blue Chesterfield

 

Antique Finsih Kit Chesterfield Leather Chair

 

Antique Finish Kit Red Chesterfield Sofa

 

Antique Finish Kit Chesterfield Chair

 

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Colour Chart
Red Rub Off Leather

Red

Green Rub Off Leather

Green

Blue Rub Off Leather

Blue

Brown Rub Off Leather

Brown

Tan Rub Off Leather

Tan

 

IMPORTANT: The colours shown here are dependent upon screen settings or monitor calibration, they are a guide only. The actual colour may vary.

What can I do if I put too much colour on and it goes too dark?

This can be easily rectified by gently cleaning it with a cloth dampened in Alcohol Cleaner to remove some colour. You can then reapply if needed.

How do I know the colour will match my leather?

The darker colour used on rub-off leather is the same throughout all tanneries, which we have tried and tested over multiple hides; therefore we are confident that the colours we supply will match your sofa.

I have cracked leather as well as being patchy, will I still be able to use this kit?

Yes. You can still reantique your leather when it is cracked. To fix this you would need our Antique Restoration Kit. This kit allows you to repair small abrasions such as scuffs and scratches, or worse damage such as cracked leather.

After repairing the leather, you would reapply the base colour before reantiquing the leather.

Can I change the colour of my Chesterfield sofa from red to blue with this kit?

No, the Antique Finish Kit is generally for reapplying the darker topcoat. If you wish to change the colour of your leather you should use our Leather Colourant Kit to change the colour of the base colour. Once this has been done, you can then proceed to use the Antique Finish Kit to apply the darker top colour.

Will the base colour match my leather just like the darker colour?

Yes, although the base colour can vary depending on tanneries, the overall colour will blend in and be just fine. You will be colouring over it with the topcoat anyway so you would never see any difference.

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