Yes. I used the walnut on darker dresses and it looked fine.
It will help hide the old finish.
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.
I used a soft cloth (old tee-shirt) to both apply and polish.
From what I understand, it will refinish rattan.
About a year on avg
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.
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.
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
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.