Customer Testimonials

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Hi Kevin,

I contacted you five years ago when I started the big project of saving my fairly new, but extremely faded leather furniture. I was skeptical of any on-line do-it-yourself furniture restoration product. However, I was even more unwilling to throw away expensive furniture! I bought blinds to shut out the harsh sun and I took the gamble on your product - sending you a scrap of leather to match and receiving in return your bottles of primer, color, print, and finisher along with tools and instructions.

My husband thought I was a little crazy to tackle something like that on my own, but tackle it I did. It took me about 3 days to do the chair and ottoman because I wanted to try the smaller pieces first and I went very slowly, stopping to email you with questions or just progress reports every step of the way. You always got right back to me with words of encouragement - "you're on the right track", or "now you're ready for the next step", or "keep me posted". I refinished the couch the following week and was able to move a little more quickly. When the project was done, my family and friends were absolutely amazed! My husband said I had saved us about $5000 (he was ready to toss and replace); my sister said the furniture looked better than when it was new! I sent you before and after pictures and was pretty darn proud of my efforts!

Now here it is, five years later. The furniture still looks pretty good, even though it was well used. It had a few scratches acquired from moving it when we installed wood flooring and when we redid our ceilings, plus there were two cushions that looked a little worn. We were sprucing the place up for a big party and I decided to give the furniture another makeover. I had saved the leftover bottles and tools - there was enough of your product to entirely refinish the chair, ottoman and couch. This time it took me only 2 days to complete the whole project and once again my furniture, now 9 years old, looks brand new!

I have to say, your product does exactly what it's advertised to do, your instructions are complete and easy to follow, the results look amazing and it's an incredible value. Feel free to publish my testimonial on your website if you'd like!

Terry L.

Wow! All I can say is I am completely shocked by the results we have gotten from using your dye kit. This couch not only looks amazing but it feels so much softer than it used to; I really can not believe it. Just like everyone else on your site I was skeptical about doing this project, expecially since my husband is out of town and I am seven months pregnant, but with the help of my Mom we finished dying it in three days and just put the finisher on today. This was so easy to do; your instructions are so clear and easy to follow I had no problems following them. We will be referring you to our stunned friends who can also not believe what the couch looks like now nor can they believe we actually dyed a leather couch (something they had never heard of). Thank you so much for saving us thousands of dollars on a new couch and making our 25 year old couch look like new. Your products are truly amazing and I am so pleased with everything. Thanks again and feel free to post our before and after pictures on your website.

Marissa D.

Dear Kevin -- and the team at Advanced Leather Solutions,

We are writing to THANK YOU SO MUCH for the wonderful experience we had working with you to restore our leather sofa and chair.

As you can see from the attached photo, the furniture looks so new we can hardly believe our eyes! The color is perfect for our Lodge in Maine, and the leather is soft and supple as new. No scratches or worn marks anywhere!

We couldn't be more pleased with the result.

Congratulations to all of you for inventing this remarkable procedure. We have been telling all our friends!

Kind regards,

Marcia P.

Dear Kevin,

Please see attached photos of the before and after of our now gorgeous leather couch. My husband and I cannot thank you enough for selling such a wonderful product. DIY Leather Solutions turned our faded leather couch into better than brand new condition and still remains so very soft to the touch. We absolutely love the results!!!!

Many thanks for turning us into believers.

Kathy & Vern G.

It's ONLY been three months (sorry) and I finally have the pictures to show my magical sofa and chair restoration. I found the process easy but more time consuming than I'd expected especially the oil extraction step. I was lucky to have a separate room to lay out the pieces and leave them to dry. Thanks so much.

The results exceeded my expectations a thousand fold. I assumed the sofa and chair would look better than before, but I never thought they would look brand new.

Thanks again,

Jeanne M.

Hi Kevin,

Thanks to your great products and your patient and expert counsel and support through the process, I have finished the couch and love seat. They look great! (attached are some before and after pics).

I will not hesitate to recommend your company and products. Please do not hesitate to use me as a reference if you so desire.

Best wishes,

Dennis Z.


Attached is the finished results of the couch project. I don't know if the pictures do the real thing justice, but the final result looks like a new sofa off the showroom floor. Let me tell you though it was a lot of work and elbow grease, but I would do it again in a heartbeat! It exceeded my expectations and I hope the finish will be durable. I am still letting the finish cure before applying the final conditioning coat. I estimate that I probably spent 12 hours total on it over the course of several days. The buttons were a pain in the *ss as was the fine brushwork required to 'fill-in' the color around the decorative tacks.

Steve K.


Here is the old picture of the Forrest Green couch that was in horrible shape, my husband and friends thought there was NO WAY I would be able to fix it, much less the ottoman and chair which were worse!! Well, DIY Solutions and I showed them. Here is a picture of the new living room set. They look Fantastic!! The picture does not do them justice to how beautiful they are. The process took a little longer than I anticipated (one day). It took about 3-4 days because of waiting for the leather to seal. I followed the instructions in the book, and the DVD you sent made the process even easier. I used your brown base coat along with a cocoa brown print coat and used the print coat to my desired color which was chocolate brown. I have enough product left over to do a loveseat if I needed too. I will recommend this product to all my friends and family. Some friends have come over to see the results and almost didn't believe it was the same set. We are so happy with the results!

Thank you so much!

Michelle S.


Attached are before and after photos of our sofa. It might as well be brand new! The color match is perfect and the finish is like new. I appreciate all that you and your team do. The kit was complete and well-organized, with easy-to-follow instructions. The DVD was very helpful as well. I also appreciate the generous supply of materials in the kit. We are well-prepared for the future.

I'm so glad that I found your website. My family loves this sofa and your process helped save it! I'm telling everyone about!


Ron F.

Hi Kevin,

I ordered a kit from you to redye my 2 red leather recliners. I have just completed the project and they look BEAUTIFUL. I won't say it is a quick process but they turned out as good as new! I was scared to do the texture coat... the color seemed so odd and I was afraid that I would mess it up....but it is really the step that makes them perfect.

Thank you so much,

Cara P.-A.

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