Can Restor-A-Finish be removed?

Is Restor-A-Finish permanent?

Restor-A-Finish penetrates and permanently restores most wood finishes without removing any of the existing finish – this is why it is very popular for antiques. Restor-A-Finish maintains the original “patina” of an antique finish, maintaining its character and value as an antique.

Can I paint over Restor-A-Finish?

Yes. In most cases, Restor-A-Finish is used only once, and then Feed-N-Wax, Orange Oil, or Lemon Oil is used to maintain the restored finish. Restor-A-Finish can penetrate most finishes, so it can also “bloom” back out, so do not soak or leave it on for too long.

Why can’t you use polyurethane over Restor-A-Finish?

Restor-A-Finish should soak in, taking the stain with it – restoring the finish to its original color and luster. It works best on shellac, lacquer and most other finishes. Harder finishes such as polyurethane will absorb less of the stain/restorer, but will still look much better after Restor-A-Finish is applied.

How long do you leave Restor-A-Finish on?

How long should I let the Restor-A-Finish dry before applying Feed-N-Wax? Wait at least 30 minutes before applying a coat of Feed-N-Wax. Remember to always wipe Restor-A-Finish dry and to test in an inconspicuous spot to make sure you like what it does.

Is Restor-A-Finish flammable?

HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames.

Can I varnish over Restor-A-Finish?

No. Keep in mind that the purpose of Restor-A-Finish is to restore an EXISTING finish. If your goal is to improve the shine, we recommend following up with our Restor-A-Shine Polishing Compound.

Is Restor-A-Finish oil based?

Howard Restor-A-Finish Oil-Based Mahogany Semi-Transparent Interior Stain (1-Pint)

Can you use shellac over Restor-A-Finish?

Identifying a shellac finish can be difficult, however, and if you repair a non-shellac surface by laying shellac over the top of the finish, it will not produce good results.

Can you use Restor-A-Finish twice?

Yes. Restor-A-Finish is usually used only once and then the restored finish is maintained with Feed-N-Wax, Orange Oil or Lemon Oil.

Can I use tung oil over Restor-A-Finish?

Answer: Yes. I recently used on desktop finished with tung oil. I let tung oil dry for couple weeks before putting on restor.

Does Restor-A-Finish smell?

Pros: Restor-A-Finish removes cosmetic surface water spots and minimizes scratches, it comes in several shades, and is great for beginners who don’t want to take on a full refinishing job. Cons: Restor-A-Finish is really stinky but the odor dissipates quickly. It should be used only in a well ventilated area.

Can I sand before using Restor-A-Finish?

The wood surface should be free from heavy dust, grime, grease and dirt before using Restor-A-Finish. Most of the time, you do not need to pre-clean before using Restor-A-Finish.

Can you use Restor-A-Finish on kitchen cabinets?

We use the Restore A Finish and the Feed and Wax and after the cabinets were done … they looked beautiful. But Restore A Finish is not just for cabinets. If you have scratches on your furniture, or your furniture has been in storage … Restore A Finish works wonders.

What are the ingredients in Howard’s Restor-A-Finish?

The safety data sheet for Restor-A-Finish on Howard’s website reveals that it’s a mixture of several solvents, including isopropyl alcohol, acetone and xylene, plus asphaltum and other petroleum distillates.

How can I restore my kitchen cabinets without sanding and varnishing?

Applying polyurethane over the stained surface is the easiest part when it comes to refinishing kitchen cabinets without stripping them. Apply one coat, allow it time to dry, and apply another coat. Repeat this process until you are satisfied with the results. Two or three coats will give you a beautiful finish.

How do you restore stained wood cabinets?

Can you use Howard’s Restor-A-Finish on kitchen cabinets?

Use Howard Orange Oil and Lemon Oil Wood Polish on all wood surfaces including kitchen cabinets, tables, chairs, desks, paneling, even antiques. These oils will help keep your wood from drying out while restoring depth of grain and natural beauty to the wood.