Somewhere on TV, maybe DIY or HGTV, someone mentioned using a furniture
polish (maybe even a spray-on) with stain in it for those little
scratches on furniture. We just moved and could sure use something like
that but I can't find it in the supermarket. Where would I look for it?
What's it called?
There is a product called Briwax which cleans, stains, and polishes.
It contains beeswax and a few solvents. It is sold in a round tin
for about $15 and comes in 6 colors, including clear. You should find
it at a woodworking shop, less likely at a well-equipped hardware
store. I know Woodcraft carries it. I don't watch HGTV, although the
studios are a few minutes from my home.
Does Howard's have more of the staining factor that Old English? I have
Old English, but I'd really like to try a product that really covers the
scratches without having to totally restain.
Any advice on that?
It work's much better than Old English for covering scratches, and
comes in a wider variety of tones. It won't fix a large area of total
finish loss, but smaller areas it works very well on and lasts well.
I've used it extensively on older oak furniture, that in the past I
would have refinished and have been pleased with the results. A pint
of Howard's is less than $10 at a neighborhood hardware store, it's at
least worth a try before going to the trouble or expense of
refinishing. IME, Howard's doesn't interfere with subsequent
I have Old English in a yellow color, a red, and a very dark brown.
Since it's an oily liquid, you can't beat it for ease of use. Just put a
little on a small rag and wipe it across the scratch. Usually it is
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