In 1969, Douglas G. Howard set about solving the problem of restoring the finish on a piece of furniture without destroying it. The goal was to create a product that could restore the surface, penetrate the finish with stain, and evaporate before the original finish was removed or damaged in any way. Restor-A-Finish is a unique finish penetrating formula that restores the original color and luster to wood finishes while blending out minor scratches and blemishes. It permanently eliminates white heat rings, water marks, color fade, oxidation and smoke damage. Simply choose the color or mix of colors that best suit your need, apply with a cloth or fine steel wool (for white rings and severe scratches), and rub with wood grain. Not all finishes are the same; some are hard, some soft, and some in worse condition than others. For this reason, always test Restor-A-Finish in an inconspicuous place and never pour it directly onto the finish to be restored. 8-oz. cans only.