Howard Restor-A-Finish (choose color)



Howard Restor-A-Finish

  • Restor-A-Finish is a unique finish-penetrating formula that restores wood finishes while blending out minor scratches, blemishes and abrasions
  • Available in nine colors to match almost any wood finish tone; Neutral, Maple-Pine, Golden Oak, Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany, Dark Walnut, Dark Oak, and Ebony Brown
  • With a simple wipe-on, wipe-off process, most finished wood surfaces that seem to need a complete refinishing job can be restored in a few minutes
  • Removes white heat rings and water marks, sun fade, oxidation, smoke damage and most other blemishes
  • Restor-A-Finish restores the finish without removing any of the existing finish
  • Before you go to the extreme of stripping it, restore it

Restor-A-Finish is a unique finish-penetrating formula that contains a small amount of stain combined with just the right amount of solvent and restoring oils, giving it the unique ability to penetrate and permanently restore most existing finishes without removing any of the existing finish.

Cover a small area at a time and immediately wipe dry with a clean soft cloth. Do not pour directly on finish. Always wipe off excess Restor-A-Finish. Choose the color that best matches the finish of your wood. Use either a soft cloth or “super fine” (0000) steel wool.  Restor-A-Finish works best when you apply it with a soft cloth. For more severe finish damage like white heat-rings, water marks, light scratches apply with “super fine” (0000) steel wool.  However, when using steel wool, first check pressure to be used on an inconspicuous spot because the hardness of finishes varies.

When using a soft cloth or steel wool, rub with light pressure but hard enough to blend away the damage. As you restore the finish be sure to periodically check your progress. Always rub with the grain of the wood. Some dry faded finishes will only require a quick wipe-on, wipe-off application and will quickly absorb Restor-A-Finish. Other finishes will require a little more work. Still other finishes may require leaving the Restor-A-Finish on longer so it can penetrate into the finish and restore color and depth of grain deep into the wood.  All finishes are different, so testing first may be required. Always wipe off excess Restor-A-Finish.

For best results, wait at least 30 minutes and then apply a coat of Howard Feed-N-Wax to protect and maintain the newly restored finish. Then re-apply Feed-N-Wax as needed, or when the finish starts to look dry.

Treating carved woods: Restor-A-Finish has saved many hours of labor by quickly restoring color and depth of grain on carved wooden furniture, clocks and picture frames. Simply apply Restor-A-Finish with a small paintbrush or soft toothbrush and wipe dry.


First test Restor-A-Finish on a small inconspicuous area to check results, penetration into the finish, correct color, and if to use (0000) super fine steel wool or a soft cloth. Apply Restor-A-Finish to a small area at a time and always wipe dry. Be careful to protect fabric, carpets, or linoleum when applying Restor-A-Finish, as it may leave a permanent stain. If spilling does occur, immediately scrub area with soap and water or a stain remover and wipe dry.

Do not use polyurethane over Restor-A-Finish. Keep in mind that the purpose of Restor-A-Finish is to restore an existing finish. No need to put another finish on top, just Feed-N-Wax. Also, Restor-A-Finish may not be able to penetrate harder “plastic” finishes, imitation simulated wood finishes, or some hard polyurethane finishes. Not recommended for floors or exterior surfaces.

CAUTIONS: DANGER! FLAMMABLE. Contains petroleum distillates. Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Before using this product in the workplace, read the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) available online. This product is intended for occasional use only. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful or fatal. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage.

VAPOR HARMFUL. Use with adequate ventilation. To avoid breathing vapors, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure a cross ventilation of fresh air through work area. If you experience eye watering, headaches or dizziness, increase fresh air or wear respiratory protection (NIOSH/MSHA approved) or leave the area. Avoid prolonged contact with skin. Close container after each use. Do not transfer contents to bottles or unlabeled containers.

FIRST AID: If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Call physician immediately.

EYE CONTACT: Immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes.

SKIN CONTACT: Wash with soap and water.

Additional information


Cherry, Dark Oak, Dark Walnut, Ebony Brown, Golden Oak, Mahogany, Maple-Pine, Neutral, Walnut


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