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Restor-A-Finish 16 oz. Walnut

  • Cover scratches and improve overall appearance of furniture
  • Brings wood furniture & antiques back to life
  • Easy-to-use; wipe-on, wipe-off application
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Product Overview

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.
  • 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
  • Restor-a-finish restores the finish without removing any of the existing finish, so before you go to the extreme of stripping it, try restoring it, with restor-a-finish
  • Walnut - actual colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Get the right stain for your project - click here for a buyer's guide
  • Actual colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • California residents

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Pint
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
250

Details

Application Method
Wipe On
Base Material
Oil Based
Dry to touch (min.)
5
Interior Paint & Stains Product Type
Touchup Paint/Stain
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
2
Number per Package
1
Paint Tool Product Type
Wood Restorer
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Features
No additional features
Product Form
Liquid
Substrate Condition
Finished Wood,Old/Reclaimed Wood
Transparency
Transparent
Vertical/Horizontal
Vertical / Horizontal

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
The only warranty extended, expressed or implied, is for defective workmanship or materials.

Questions & Answers

39Questions22Answers

Can you use a darker color than your wood was?

Asked by Rookiediyer February 27, 2021
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Yes. I used the walnut on darker dresses and it looked fine.

Does this product remove old tar and nicotine residue from wood furniture

Asked by Lynn February 3, 2021
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It will help hide the old finish.

Does this product work well on balsa wood?

Asked by craftycricket January 27, 2021
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Balsa wood is very porous. It would soak in the wood very quickly. This product is normally used to restore a previously finished surface. I would use a stain and polyethylene.

what kind of material do you use to apply this product

Asked by arnie November 25, 2020
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Answers

I used a soft cloth (old tee-shirt) to both apply and polish.

Does it work on rattan? I'd like to restore a rattan chair that has a dried out/worn finish.

Asked by RattanRestore November 16, 2020
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From what I understand, it will refinish rattan.

How long does this finish last until you have to reapply again?

Asked by lorewisp October 17, 2020
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About a year on avg

I have an antique plant stand that is heat damaged (gatored) and water stains. Will this help res...

Asked by Knight October 7, 2020
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Nope, this product is absolute garbage. I bought a slightly worn table, had minor normal scratches and wear and tear. I thought this would work. Completely useless! Tried several applications, followed instructions to the letter, no results, zero improvement. Product does not do what it say, even slightly. Honestly, with your plant stand, as long as it isnt veneer, sand it down to bare wood and refinish it. I like Minwax Polyshades, its stain and polyurethane all in one. I ended up ssnding my table down and refinishing it, much better than this quick fix, which fixes nothing.

How long should stay on wood before wipe off

Asked by Joey June 5, 2020
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The instructions say to leave it on about 30 seconds, then wipe it off. That worked well for me. In a couple places, I did this more than once.

I had to sand off areas where the previous finish was literally flaking off a window frame and ki...

Asked by Forever29 April 22, 2020
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Answer

Hello, We don't recommend Restor-A-Finish for sanded wood (Restor-A-Finish needs a finish to work best). On raw wood you can use wax, like our Feed-N-Wax. Feed-N-Wax helps introduce conditioning oils that “feed” the wood while providing a protective coating of beeswax and carnauba wax. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Howard-16-oz-Wood-Polish-and-Conditioner-FW0016/100592963

Do you need to sand prior to use? The piece I’d like to restore looks like it has a clear coat on...

Asked by Gatorbelle March 31, 2020
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No need to sand off the finish. Restor-A-Finish needs a finish on the wood to work best. First test out Restor-A-Finish with in an inconspicuous spot applied with a soft cloth. For deep white heat rings and water marks, Restor-A-Finish can be reapplied with super fine (0000) steel wool (rubbing lightly in the direction of the wood grain). Remember to always wipe dry.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 239 reviews
  • 91% recommend this product
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This product doesn’t cover all blemishes, but took out a...
This product doesn’t cover all blemishes, but took out a GIANT discoloration/water mark on an antique piece I had thought I was going to completely need to redo. I would definitely recommend trying this product before deciding to completely refinish a piece.
by OLIVIA
Transformed front doors
Very easy to use. I applied with fine steal wool to my worn wooden front door. The door had faded over years of sun exposure and I wasn’t ready to take it off the hinges and sand it down. This will definitely get us through. In the picture the door on the right is done and the door on the left is “before”.
by Okie99
Got the white ring off of my 100+yr old piano!
Did what it promised to do. I am very happy with how it turned out, my piano looks nicer than it ever has since we’ve owned it. I followed the restor a finish with the wax stuff from Howard’s and it just looks fantastic. Including a picture of a before and after of the white ring.
by Melissa
6 people found this helpful
Restor-A-Finish, worked perfect for my home projects. I wanted to stain everything! I got our Bab...
Restor-A-Finish, worked perfect for my home projects. I wanted to stain everything! I got our Baby Boy’s dresser ready for his arrival in June. The walnut finish makes old furniture look fresh!!!
by Hutchins
2 people found this helpful
This stuff is like magic. I just used it on a kitchen hutch with a worn finish. In some high-wear...
This stuff is like magic. I just used it on a kitchen hutch with a worn finish. In some high-wear areas it was all the way to the base wood. Applied this and now it's hard to tell where the wear even was. Gave new life to the piece of furniture.
by Chris
4 people found this helpful
I wish I took some before pictures but it made a huge difference on our older furniture. I used ...
I wish I took some before pictures but it made a huge difference on our older furniture. I used 0000 steel wool and finished it off with tung oil. The first piece I did was a walnut toned dresser roughly 40s era and it worked really well. The other piece was also a 40s dressing table that was more of a medium oak color. It worked just as well on that piece, I finished that one off with a wax. Great product
by todd
1 person found this helpful
It does work.
Used on a 120 year old church pew that i shortened for use in my mudroom entryway. I thought i was going to end up doing major refinishing of the whole piece, but thought i would give this a try first. I am glad i did. This product was able to bring back the luster and hide blemishes. It made about percent of the pew not need refinishing. i was happy that i could keep the old patina intact. I followed up with an application of feeding wax per the instructions on bottle. I am very pleased.
by WhoopieSchoopie
2 people found this helpful
Awesome magical scratch hider!
Awesome magical scratch hider!
by Jroy
1 person found this helpful
Long time user of Howard products and would recommend all of them
Long time user of Howard products and would recommend all of them
by OldTrainMan
1 person found this helpful
It gave the wooden table a new look which was what I was looking for. It covered up the scars and...
It gave the wooden table a new look which was what I was looking for. It covered up the scars and it was easy to apply.
by grandmammasmurf1
1 person found this helpful
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