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Howards Butcher Block Conditioner :Nice satin finish on cutting boards

Howards Butcher Block Conditioner :Nice satin finish on cutting boards

849 days ago by pintodeluxe | 12 comments »

I was impressed with this product after applying it to some cutting boards recently. In the past I have used mineral oil, which leaves an oily finish that never seems to dry. The Butcher Block Conditioner is a mix of mineral oil and natural waxes, so it dries to a smooth satin finish after 20 minutes. A quick wipe-down and the wood feels great. Available at Home Depot. I think it is worth a try.

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Howard Paste Wax (Walnut Color) Leaves a Nice Satin Finish

Howard Paste Wax (Walnut Color) Leaves a Nice Satin Finish

988 days ago by pintodeluxe | 2 comments »

I was looking for a paste wax that was…1. Easy to apply2. Wouldn’t leave swirl marks3. Dark enough to avoid white wax marks on brown finishes4. Not so dark that it would change the color of my furniture5. Thick enough to fill fine scratches in the lacquer6. Most importantly would leave a satin sheen (I didn’t want a high gloss wax) Well on a recent mission style dining table, I found that Howard’s Citrus paste wax met all of my requirements. I started with a w...

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Saved me a lot of time and money

Saved me a lot of time and money

354 days ago by bluejazz | 5 comments »

Despite years of trying, we never really broke our cat of racing up the stairs and then launching herself at the door jamb, semi-firmly grasping the molding with her claws and sliding down. The results were predictable. Selling the house provided an unwanted opportunity to test this product. There are two photos of the molding here, one before using Howard’s Restor-A-Finish (Golden Oak) and one after. I hope they do the improvement justice. If it turns out the photos don’t ...

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