Howard Restor-A-Finish 16oz

Howard Restor-A-Finish 16oz
Item# RAF16
Buy 2 for $30.77
Don't strip or refinish your antiques, furniture or cabinets before you try Restor-a-Finish.

This amazing product quickly and easily penetrates faded lacquer, shellac, or varnish finishes and restores them back to their original color, while it blends out white heat rings and water marks.

Available in 9 different colors!

If your project involves cleaning wood, restoring the finish, protecting the result, you'll save a bundle by ordering our Complete Wood Cleaner, Finish Restorer, and Wood Preserver Kit. Click here for details.

Product Description
Product Description
Restor-A-Finish provides a quick and easy method to restore color and luster to worn wood finishes. The formula has been is use for over 40 years!

If you are dealing with a wood surface that contains white heat rings, water marks, scratches or blemishes, Restor-a-Finish can make your wood look like new again, without damaging the existing finish and without costly and time-consuming stripping and refinishing.

Before you take on a stripping and refinishing project, try simply restoring the finish by using Restor-a-Finish. If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your purchase price, no questions asked. You could save yourself a ton of time and money!

Don't forget to clean the surface before refinishing with Touch of Oranges Wood Cleaner, to protect your new finish. we recommend using Touch of Beeswax Wood Preserver. We offer a reduced price when you order our package of products for cleaning, restoring, and protecting finishes. Click here for a special deal on our Complete Wood Restoration Kit.

Available in 9 different colors! Choose from the chart below:

When you are matching colors, if your wood is between two colors, choose the lighter color.

Special Note: When you want more than one color selection, specify them in the comment section of your order form OR place the item in your cart again with the additional color selection and appropriate quantity.
Features list:

- Eliminates white rings, water marks, minor scratches, oxidization, smoke damage.

- Restores original luster

- 1 step cleaning process

- 9 different colors

- Will not dissolve existing finish

- Formula has been in use for 40 years


- Safe to use – will not dissolve, remove or even soften the existing finish.

- Safe to reapply – will not darken the existing color (may want to reapply for deep white rings and watermarks).

- More for your money - can be used on multiple surfaces – can be used on lacquer, shellac, and varnish (does not harm or penetrate polyurethane – simply cleans it).

- Even more for your money – quickly eliminates: white heat rings, water marks or damage on wood, sun fade, oxidation, smoke damage, etc…

- Save time by cleaning and restoring the finish in one step – without removing any of the existing finish.

- Easy to use- wipe on and wipe off!

- Less expensive that refinishing

- Leaves wood looking new


-"The product was incredible. It transformed our kitchen cabinets. The customer service was excellent and the ladies were very patient with all my long questions. Thanks a lot!!!" - Winnie S, Clairemont, CA

-"I love this product and will recommend it to all my friends. My cabinets look new again and it is all because of your product." Kimberly A, Margate, FL

-"WOW! I could not be happier with the service I received. But the best part is the incredible product... my furniture looks brand new. I love you guys!!!" - Walter M, Houston TX

-"The product is the best I have found for cleaning and oiling furniture. I will restore old wood and make it look like new. I have recommended it to my friends and have even bought them starter kits. The product is worth the money!!!" - Margaret T, Lodi CA

-"I have used the product and love the results. I definately will order again." - Patricia L, Jacksonville FL

-"We bought a Howard product from Touch of oranges. It is really good product. We were using it just for 2 days and the difference is incredible. Restor a finish is a good product. For us it is working excellent. The delivery and shopping at Touch of Oranges was great. Thanks." - Pascal & Monica L, Eagle River AK

Testimony: The wood finish restorer did an awesome job to an old worn out table and chairs.

Witness: Ross from California


- Apply Restor-a-Finish with a small pad or cloth, for severe scratches, super-fine 0000 steel wool.

- Do not pour directly on finish.

- Do not use polyurethane on top of Restor-a-Finish as the product will not dry properly.

- Caution: Product is flammable and is an eye irritant.

How does it work so well?

Restor-A-Finish works by restoring the existing finish. It is a simple wipe-on, wipe-off process. It is a unique formula that has just the right amount of solvent for cleaning, and stain for penetrating through the existing finish to blend out scratches and blemishes, it restores the color and luster in one step.

Use Howards Restore-A-Finish wood restoration product for:
  • Antique Restoration

  • Restore furniture

  • Pianos

  • Desks

  • Kitchen cabinets

  • Tables

  • Chairs

  • Paneling

  • Doors
Howard products Restor-A-Finish comes in 16 fl oz size. It is available in larger quantities; just email us with what you need.

One can of the 16 oz size of Restor-A-Finish wood will cover approximately 100 sq ft.

Remember, make your wood restoration efforts work for you. After using Restor-A-Finish, we recommend following up with Touch of Beeswax Wood Preserver (click here) or Citrus Shield Paste Wax (click here). This provides added protection and shine to your newly restored finish. Use Touch of Oranges Wood Cleaner and Reconditioner (click here) for regular cleaning and dusting.

Don’t hassle with striping the wood, Restore it instead!

Treat Scratches, Nicks and Abrasions

For severe white rings and crazing, apply Restor-A-Finish with super fine (4 O or OOOO) steel wool. Do not pour directly on the finish. When working with the steel wool, first determine the pressure you should use on an inconspicuous spot, as the hardness of finishes vary. Always rub with the grain of the wood.

White Heat Rings, Water or Smoke Damaged Wood

Restor-A-Finish eliminates white heat rings and watermarks on wood finishes. Plus, repair oxidation on wood finishes. Apply Restor-A-Finish with the OOOO steel wool and rub hard enough with the grain to blend out the white effect, check your progress as you go. If a high gloss finish should appear dull due to the use of steel wool, polish it out with Howards Product Restore-A-Shine Burnishing Cream and/or Polishing Compound.

Revive Faded Finishes

To revive faded wood, use a clean cloth, wipe on your chosen color of Restor-A-Finish. Let is stand for a few minutes, and wipe dry. If you desire a slightly darker shade, simply apply a darker color of Restor-A-Finish. Follow up with Citrus Shield or Touch of Beeswax to protect and maintain the restored finish.

Raised and Blistered Finishes

Apply Neutral Restor-A-Finish (to prevent darkening of exposed wood beyond the temporary ‘wet effect’) with the OOOO steel wool. As blisters soften, press down while Restor-A-Finish is applied. Wipe dry, and again later if the surface ‘blooms’ with excess Restor-A-Finish. Follow up with Citrus Shield or Touch of Beeswax.

Restore Minor Crazed or Checked Finishes

Apply Restor-A-Finish with Fine Grade (OOO) steel wool. Be sure to rub hard enough to smooth out the finish, periodically checking your progress. Checked or crazed surfaces may absorb an excess of Restor-A-Finish and ‘bloom out’, this may require another wiping later.

Treat Carved Wood

Restore-A-Finish has saved many hours of hard labor by quickly and easily cleaning and restoring the finish on carved portions of furniture and clocks. Simply apply Restore-A-Finish with a small paintbrush or soft toothbrush and wipe off.

Notice: This item is subject to shipping restrictions If you intend to ship this item to Alaska, Hawaii, or outside the USA, click here.


Do not apply Restor-A-Finish to imitation wood finishes and do not use it as a stain or under polyurethane finishes. Be very careful to protect fabric, carpets, or linoleum when applying Restor-A-Finish, as it may leave a permanent stain. If spilling does occur, immediately scrub areas with soap and water or stain remover and wipe dry. Be sure to apply to a small area at a time when using Restor-A-Finish. Always wipe dry.