Customer Testimonials

What a wonderful job Howard products [Restor-A-Finish and Feed-N-Wax] did in my recent restoration. Thanks!   

Will M.

Hello, I recently obtained 6 antique pieces from my Grandmother's outbuilding where they had been stored for nearly 20 years. Needless to say, they were not in very good shape. A friend of mine who worked at an antique store for years recommended your Restor-A-Finish. I went and bought 3 cans. NEVER have I been so impressed with a product in my life!! I wish I had taken before and after photos because the difference is truly remarkable. My husband came out to the garage and could not believe it was the same furniture! I don't usually write letters like this, but I had to say thank you for such a wonderful product!!

K. Walton

Restor-A-Finish followed by Feed-N-Wax is the real deal. Simple to use and great results. That was my grandparent’s solid walnut table.  I was thrilled when it came out as good as it did.

Don R.

Thank you so much for such a great product!! I have an old library table that sat in my Dad’s basement for 20+ years and who knows how long at my grandpa’s before that. Someone had also set something wet on the table and the finish had severe water damage. Although I was skeptical, I tried Restor-A-Finish followed by Feed-N-Wax and now have the most beautiful piece of wood furniture I’ve seen. Thank you!!!

D. Judkins

I wanted to take a moment to tell you that I am extremely satisfied with your Butcher Block Conditioner. I recently made a Walnut end grain butcher block for my wife’s Christmas present. I finished it with your Butcher Block Conditioner and couldn’t be more happy with the finish. Easy to apply, creates a fantastic shine with a subtle aroma. Thank you for being an All American Company and producing a great product. 

Victor S.

Thank you for this remarkable product. This was an old table that has been in my family for years. It was accidentally stored in the attic too close to the wood stove pipe, and was severely dried out from the heat. I brought it home and had it covered up for a couple of years thinking the damage was too great to ever bring back the original finish.. My wife bought your product [Feed-N-Wax], and It did wonders for the table as you can see. I never thought a product could achieve such results. It looks great...!!!  I am a true believer and a fan. 

Rob C.

    I decided to use mahogany since that was the original finish under the hardware on the chest. I am beyond thrilled with the results. Just Wow on the results. I love both the Restor-A-Finish and Feed-N-Wax. Fantastic products and have enthusiastically recommended them to my friends.    

Lois P.

Just wanted to email you and say how great your product is! We used Restor-A-Finish on some mid-century modern furniture that we purchased on craigslist and the difference was amazing. When we bought a wall unit my wife was very skeptical and worried because it looked to be in such bad shape. I said "don't worry, we can fix it." We rubbed it on the furniture and she's still AMAZED at the new finish! We could not be happier!

C. Lander

You saved me from my mother-in-law... We thought she gave us the mahogany drop leaf table and chair set, more than 10 years ago....... But now that we bought an antique oak table set, she wants hers back! It hasn't been without a table cloth since the kids were in their teens (now in their 20's). Many unsightly water marks and such..... I found your product [Restor-A-Finish] and with a little elbow grease, I can give it back to her without breaking a sweat! Thanks! I am now praising your product to anyone that will listen!

Mike & Pam

I'm here to exclaim that your products exceeded my expectations. I now love my butcher block counters. Not only do they look wonderful, they are clean, sterilized, oiled, and conditioned. To my amazement, they also are the easiest counters to clean. I followed the process completely, not rushing any application phase. It did take me a couple of days overall because I also allowed for each product and coat to be completely dry before applying another. I did a total of four coats each of Howard Cutting Board Oil and Howard Butcher Block Conditioner. While it was an additional day to complete, the reward in the finished counters outweighs the time. You should see the color, grain, and beauty in my counters now! I have applied your products on all three of my counters. Thank you so much for your amazing products. I am a very grateful customer.

Barb L.

I would like to provide a testimonial for your Feed-N-Wax. I love it! I have some very nice antique oak and pine furniture that really shine when I apply your product. Feed-N-Wax SAVED a beautiful Stickley quarter sawn oak dresser when, while on vacation, someone accidentally "watered" a fake plant on top of the dresser. When I got home two weeks later, you can imagine the horrid water stain/spot on the finish. I immediately put Feed-N-Wax on top where the water spot was and within 3 minutes, I expressed a huge sigh of relief as the water spot disappeared and the finish looked good as new. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!


You have a new customer for life right here! I wanted to share my story and a "before and after" picture that tells in 1000 words how amazing your product is. I actually bought your product as an impulse buy at Home Depot while shopping for other items. I recently purchased an antique office chair and had a feeling it would help bring out the beauty of the wood. I was amazed at the results! Since then, I've been running around the house rubbing Feed-N-Wax into anything with a grain.

K. Franklin

Amazing product! Lysol disinfectant spray was used to "clean" our wooden bar. The spray left horrible white stains and damaged the wood. We attempted to use olive oil (didn't work) and wood wax paste (also didn't work) to fix it. Got the mahogany colored Restor-A-Finish and it worked like a charm! The bar now looks better than ever! The product was easy to apply (we used a steel wool pad) and had instant results. Very happy and would highly recommend! See before and after pictures! 

Lindsey A.

Our piano store refinishes, restores and refurbishes pianos. We have been doing this for over 44 years and know what it takes to make a piano look like new. Restor-A-Finish is what we use to give older finishes the new look. It's easy to use and gives lasting results. If our customers only knew. Thank you.

Everestt Washington, Pedigo Piano, Inc

My wife and I are extremely pleased with the results we achieved restoring this antique drop leaf coffee table. The original coffee table’s finish was dull, had water marks, scratches, and some pretty bad heat damage in the form of a 5 x 7 patch of the finish with a crackled look and texture. I used Howard’s Restore-A-Finish with 0000 steel wool to restore most of the damaged finish and bring it back to a semi-glossy luster. Then I experimented with a couple of applications your Restore-A-Shine polishing compound to remove the fine lines caused by the steel wool, and polish out the areas around the heat damage and hazy areas. I began with a light to moderate pressure then added a bit more elbow grease to polish out the stubborn areas. Finally an application of the Howard Citrus-Shield Premium Paste Wax added just the touch of glossy protection I was looking for.

J. Ostermiller

I would just like to thank you for this wonderful product. I have a bedroom set, mahogany, that my dog clawed up pretty bad. To have it refinished was going to cost me some big money. This set was purchased by my parents for me in 1953, and I still have it. Anyway, while at [the store] yesterday, I noticed your product and decided to give it a try. OH, MY WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Not to say that all of the scars are gone, but I can at least live with it and not get rid of the set, as I had planned on doing. I am really amazed at how well Restor-A-Finish worked. Thank you for making me a Happy Camper once again.

S. Moore

I refinished my kitchen table to a ‘NEAR NEW’ look.  The blemishes in the surface disappeared.  I cannot say enough good things about your product [Restor-A-Finish].  You took what may have been a long and lengthy refinish project, to a simple 3 hour (with drying time) refinish project.  The ‘Feed-N-Wax’ was the frosting on the cake.  It brought out the deep color of the renewed table top.

Norman T.

Mr. Howard, Restor-A-Shine worked beautifully! I was more than pleased with the results. I really thought I had ruined my table, but Restor-A-Shine has made it look new again. There was no residue from buffing, so I didn't have to use the other recommended products. Thank you so much for your guidance in purchasing this product. I'll highly recommend it to others at every opportunity.

L. Moss

Here are before and after pics showing what a great job Restore a finish does. I was lucky to find 7 antique pieces in the last week. 6 are 19th century and one early 1900s. All had the original finish which is shellac. All were very poor condition badly scratched. I feared I would have to strip them. Restore a finish did a fantastic job on them all. Bringing them to a restored condition I would not have thought possible. I will now use your paste wax and Feed n wax for protection. These are all excellent products.

R. Simons

I used Howard’s walnut Restore-A-Finish and Howard’s Feed-N-Wax. 1974 Mexican colonial furniture / bench.

Don M.

I've been aware of your products for a long time but this past weekend was the first time we had the opportunity to use Restor-A-Finish and Feed-N-Wax. We have a beautiful oak front door that gets the morning sun every day, so needless to say, it was in bad shape. It took my husband only 30-minutes to wipe on the Restor-A-Finish. He was so amazed how good the door looked. We wished we had taken before and after pictures because the difference was truly amazing. He waited the required time then applied the Feed-N-Wax. It looks like we got a new door. It brought out the wood grain beautifully. We did not have to take the door down nor did we have to open up the house due to fumes as there was hardly any odor at all. We have told our friends who spent time and energy on their door, sanding, staining and varnishing. They are going to use your products because what they did barely lasted a year. Thank you for a really GREAT product.

Derril & Patti

I just wanted to send you a note and let you know I am very impressed with Howard's Cutting Board Oil. I started making end-grain cutting boards and I could not find an oil or mixture that suited me. I tried other brands, and even was exploring making some. However, I ordered your product and I have been very impressed!! It soaks in my boards very nicely and the wood seems to take it very well! My husband does woodcarving and some woodworking and I make cutting boards. I think he is very impressed with it also! Everyone that is interested in my cutting boards I am for sure going to recommend your product! 

Dawn A.

Dear Howard Products people!! My husband found these nice leather chairs...however some child decided that it was his/her art project and did designs, names... whatever!! I thought well, maybe I might be able to restore the leather.. I tried a cleaner conditioner... no name to mention here... it cleaned it.. but you could still see the "artwork" so I went to my local wood and leather furniture store here in Sandy Utah... which unfortunately they didn't have any real hands on experience with your "Leather Conditioner" product.... but I thought free chairs.. $9.95.... if it works.. YAY!!! Well, I was sooooo blown away by the results, I called the store back to let them know so they could advise people on buying your product! I am a believer! They both look AMAZING!

Barbara A.

Twenty-five years ago I purchased a cabinet that is full of inlayed Ivory from a shop. We did not know the true value until we had water damage with a tree falling on our home. That was two years ago. The cabinet was in the main room of damage. I was in fear of fixing the cabinet due to the insurance company giving us $4500.00 on this piece alone. I work for the Home Depot and I helped a person over the weekend find your Restor-A-Finish. The person said this was the best product ever known to man to get out white spots and scratches in an antique. Very fearful I read your directions and started working on the cabinet this morning. I have a cabinet more beautiful now than when I bought it. Words can not express how happy I am that your product is in our local store.

M. Karczmarczyk