Howard 16 oz. Mahogany Wood Finish Restorer-RF5016 - The Home Depot


Model # RF5016

Internet # 100193627

Store SKU # 355575

16 oz. Mahogany Wood Finish Restorer

Howard 16 oz. Mahogany Wood Finish Restorer

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$8.98 / each


Model # RF5016

Internet # 100193627

Store SKU # 355575

Howard 16-oz. Restor-A-Finish restores finished wood surfaces. It contains a small amount of stain to make minor scratches and blemishes disappear. The simple wipe-on, wipe-off application is ideal for restoring wood finishes to their original color and luster. It removes white heat rings, smoke damage, oxidation and water marks.

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  • Revitalizes finished wood surfaces and restores them to their original color and luster
  • Simple wipe-on, wipe-off application removes white heat rings, smoke damage, oxidation and water marks
  • Blends out scratches and blemishes
  • Oil-based solution contains just enough solvent to penetrate and restore wood finishes without removing any of the existing finish
  • Mahogany
  • 200-300 sq. ft. of coverage
  • Cleans with soap and water or mineral spirits
  • Get the right stain for your project - click here for a buyer's guide
  • Actual colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Subject to or will include a PaintCare recycling fee in the following states: CA, CT, OR, RI, VT, MN

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Assembled Depth (in.)  1.8 in  Assembled Height (in.)  6.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  3.9 in  Container Size  1 PT-Pint 
Application Method  Apply with a small pad of cloth, or (for severe scratches and white heat rings) apply with super fine (0000) steel wool. Do not pur directly on finish. Always wipe dry. When using steel wool, always rub with the wood grain. Finishes vary in hardness, so test pressure to be used on an inconspicuous spot. Cover a small area at a time and wipe dry. DO NOT APPLY POLYURETHANE ON TOP OF RESTOR-A-FINISH.  Cleanup  Mineral Spirits 
Dry to touch (min.)  Hazardous Code 
Interior Paint & Stains Product Type  Touchup Paint/Stain  Interior/Exterior  Interior 
Paint Product Type  Interior Paint/Stain  Primer required  No 
Recommended use  All wood types 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  The only warranty extended, expressed or implied, is for defective workmanship or materials. 


Rated 5 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shocking results I cannot believe something so simple and so quick can have such amazing results. I had looked up reviews on Amazon for a product we saw advertized on tv. That product had bad reviews but I saw a listing for this brand of product below the other one and it had 5 stars. Didn't want to order online so I went to and searched. It found the product in my store and also told me which isle it was on. That was pretty cool. It took a couple hours including drying time and using Howard Feed & Wax. We have had our front doors redone by a "professional" but to be honest what I did with this product is better than what the pro did. I am hoping this holds up for a while. Even if it doesn't I will just do it again. I will maintain with the Feed & Wax. July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy with Howard's and Home Depot! After 14 years of living in our home that had been brutalized by two sons, we decided to do some updating. After painting the walls, the woodwork just looked that much worse! A friend of mine recommended Howard's Wood Finish Restorer...saying how easy it was to use and that it made wood look great again, and she was 110% right. I just wish that I had a "before" shot of this bathroom door, but I think it now looks absolutely fabulous! We restored all of the woodwork in our home with Howard's! December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing I had had used this product a few years ago in helping some friends put their house on the market and was very impressed. Since then I have been trying to talk my parents into letting me do the oak cabinets in there kitchen. My father was very skeptical,he thought I would destroy them,(finally), they relented. I just finished them and they look like new ! I also used the conditioning feed-n-wax, and replaced the cabinet hardware. It transformed the whole kitchen. November 2, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT AND EASY TO USE PRODUCT I recently inherited a beautiful old mahogany bedroom set from my fiancee's uncle and wanted to refinish it but didn't presently have the time or money to strip down and refinish 5 pieces. I went out looking for the Howard feed-n-wax, which I have used before and would highly recommend as well, and came across the restore-a-finish. Came home and got right to work and I must say the results were instant and amazing. Between the restore-a-finish and the feed-n-wax (and some rags... make sure you have LOTS of rags handy) I spent about $30 and less one day transforming my bedroom set into furniture that looked almost freshly refinished. Things like dents and deeper gouges obviously still remain, but that only adds character, and otherwise the pieces literally look brand new. The restore-a-finish deepens and darkens the color just enough, and the feed-n-wax really shines it up and deepens and warms the grain patterns beautifully. I would definitely recommend both products in conjunction and can testify that with 30 dollars and 1 day you can get about 90% of the results that otherwise require a full stripping, sanding, staining and sealing (which will run you 100+ dollars and probably over a week, if not 2.) Only issue is the restore a finish will dry and stain floors so put down some drop cloths (which is a fine compromise since you can basically completely restore your antique furniture where it stands!) September 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Don't strip or sand your old furniture! I thought about sanding and all that to an old desk I picked up second hand for a bargain price. It's over 50 years old and it had a lot of marks, scratches, water marks, but it was solid wood and I wanted to restore it. But I REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO SAND & do a lot of work. Just by chance I saw a consignment shop note about Restor-A-Finish, they raved about the product. I went on You Tube and saw how easy it was so I bought it. And in less than 45 minutes the desk was restored! Later that day I went back to Home Depot and bought the Howard product with bee's wax ( I forget the name of it) I followed the directions and the desk looks great! If you are thinking about stripping, sanding and all the rest, don't do it. Buy this product. It's GREAT! April 17, 2014
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