Howard Restore a Finish Review
This review is entirely my own opinion. I received no compensation of any kind.
I am in the process of selling my house. I hope I am almost done! When you are selling you have to make your hose look its best by removing all evidence that you live there, declutter and give everything that needs it a face-lift. One of the easiest facelifts is giving you wood cabinets a refresh with Howard Restore a Finish. I first bought this product in Golden Oak years ago, when it was only available in specialty stores for a cedar-lined blanket chest that was looking its age. I was thrilled at the results. When we renovated our kitchen in 2003 I picked up more Restore a Finish in Cherry. I give the cabinets a going over at least once yearly.
These are 14 years old. I have been through a lot of houses and townhouses that were younger and their cabinets do not look this good.
One reason is that these cabinets are solid cherry and top quality. We quailed at the price at the time but, as you can see, it was well worth it. The other is the Howard Restore aFfinish. Hence the need to give you my Howard Restore a Finish review.
It took a while to find a spot I haven’t done (missed!). It does not repair the wear and damage. It camouflages it beautifully. If I leave this for a year it will start to look like the before. This stuff takes care of wear, scratches and water rings. My sone and I used Dark Oak on his girlfriends upright piano and stool which looked terrible and in less than 30 minutes the piano and stool looked gorgeous. There is no sanding or elbow grease necessary. Just buff it on. She was thrilled to bits.
My son and I used Dark Oak on his girlfriends upright piano and stool, which looked terrible, and in less than 30 minutes the piano and stool looked gorgeous. There is no sanding or elbow grease necessary. Just buff it on. She was thrilled to bits.
Occording to the manufacturer:”Restore-a-Finish is a unique finish-penetrating formula that restores the original color and luster to the finish while blending out minor scratches and blemishes. Restore-a-finish permanently eliminates white heat rings, water marks, scratches, color fade oxidation, smoke damage, etc. Restore a Finish restores the finish in one step – without removing any of the existing finish.”
I apply it with a piece of old white t-shirt. You can use super fine steel wool (0000).Always check on a test spot for a piece you have never used it on.
It comes in a whole variety of colors. I have Golden Oak, Cherry, and Dark Oak. Which serve my purposes very well. A little goes a long way! These 16 oz cans last a long time. Happily, they are all available on Amazon.
The final step is the Howard Feed n Wax. Another awesome product that I use on all my wood furniture and cabinets. It is a wood polish and conditioner and together with the Restore a Finish all my wood looks fantastic. I like this product for my antiques that need some extra moisture. Once again a little goes a long way.
The best part is after giving your woodwork some Howard love it loves you back by glowing. Love it!
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