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Howard's Restor-A-Finish
by Sal Marino

Howard's Restor-A-Finish

Before you decide to strip that scratched, crazed or crackled finish, you should try Howard's Restor-A-Finish.

There are many other types of amalgamators and products that claim to remove scratches and restore the luster and beauty to a finish. Until now, I have never found one that I can actually say I like enough to use it on my own furniture. Howard's Restor-A-Finish really works! It is so easy to use: simply rub it on with the grain using 0000 steel wool or a pad of toweling. Scratches, crazing, water marks and heat rings simply disappear. It will bring back the original color and luster of the finish. To date, I have tested Restor-A-Finish on a number of pieces of furniture and the results have been great. I have found that if you simply follow instructions, it's very hard to make a mistake. It should perform perfectly especially on old pieces which have been finished with varnish, lacquer or shellac. The only finishes that it is not recommended for use on are polyurethanes, new imitation finishes or water based finishes.

Restor-A-Finish is a unique finish-penetrating formula that restores the original color and luster to your finish while blending out the blemishes and minor scratches. Restor-A-Finish restores the finish in one step - without removing any of the existing finish. It is the stain in Restor-A-Finish, combined with its unique ability to penetrate without removing any of the existing finish, that enables anyone to easily and permanently eliminate blemishes in wood finishes. Scratches, oxidation, white heat rings, water marks, smoke damage, sun fade, etc., quickly disappear. Kitchen cabinets can be successfully restored in hours instead of days. An old garage sale piece can be transformed into attractive furniture in just minutes.

Technically speaking, Restor-A-Finish amalgamates with the finish just enough to allow the stain in the product to pass through the finish surface. The solvents evaporate before any of the existing finish is removed, restoring the original color and luster while blending out the blemishes and minor scratches. A stripper is designed to dissolve and remove the entire wood finish, including the stain. A "refinisher" product (sometimes confused with, but nothing like Restor-A-Finish) basically removes just the top finish.

The Restor-A-Finish concept is to permanently revive and restore the original color and luster in one step, without removing any of the existing finish. Most wood finishes that seem to need a complete refinishing job can be completely restored in a few minutes with this simple wipe-on, wipe-off process.

 
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