Make Wood Trim and Cabinets Look Like New

Make Wood Trim and Cabinets Look Like New

When you find a product that really works and that over half your clients need and also rave about, you get a little excited.  Especially when its affordable and easy to find.  Yesterday I was speaking for Women’s Council of Realtors in Albany Oregon.  I think they thought I was a little crazy about my enthusiasm for Restor-A-Finish – but wait till they try it!

Most homes with wood trim or cabinetry over time get some nicks and bumps that make the trim look less than perfect.  Once wood trim and cabinets get damaged, how can you make it like new without painting it all white?

Restor-A-Finish does exactly what its name says . . . restores the finish AND without stripping, sanding or varathaning.

Yes, I get so enthused that I did a quick demonstration yesterday.

I had a piece of trim that had lots of damage and applied some product to half the board while I was talking.  We passed the trim piece around the room — it was already dry and the finish looked like new.

You couldn’t see all the scuffs and damage. Ahhhh — I just love how easy, quick  and well it works!

It comes in a variety of colors, and could also be used for furniture and other wood surfaces.

Yes, there are similar products available, and I’ve tried several of them.  None of the results compare to what we’ve achieved with Restor-A-Finish.

It can be found at most hardware and home improvement stores and is under $10.

Check out the website for more information and I’d love to hear your experiences as well!

Here’s an example of a one piece of trim that I cut in half and the applied Restor A Finish to half of it.

The lower trim piece looked EXACTLY like the piece above it before adding this product.  Amazing!

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  1. I would like to try this on my cabinets that have a scratch…but what about on my end table where the finishing is worn in one SMALL area? Ok, does lowes carry this?

  2. Yes – Lowe’s carries this product and it would be great on your cabinet doors. It can be used for your furniture, but you may also try “furniture color pens” made especially for that purpose. They are like a “sharpee” permanent market, but come in furniture colors. These can be found at Lowe’s as well or at furniture stores, and hardware type stores.

  3. Shining, cleaning and polishing wood definitely make it a lot better!

    Great post, thanks for the eye opener and tips


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