Heywood Wakefield Refinishing Stains

Restore your mid century modern Heywood Wakefield furniture to it's original glory. It's fast, easy and almost anyone can do it!!

YES....we sell Heywood Wakefield stains and refinishing kits

Enjoy this "How To" video on refinishing Heywood Wakefield Furniture using our refinishing kit.

With our refinishing kits, you don't have to be a professional refinisher  to get professional results.

 

We were the first manufacturer of reproduction Wheat and Champagne stains and refinishing kits made available to the public.

The Restoration Studio has been producing authentic looking HW finishes & stains since 2005. Don't settle for imitations. Our twenty plus years of research and development has resulted in an almost perfect match to the original Heywood Wakefield finish in our exclusive very easy to use system.

Heywood Wakefield Staining

Staining

Heywood Wakefield Staining
Heywood Wakefield Finishing

Finishing

All of our products come with complete "how to" instructions.

Our stains and varnishes are non-toxic water based finishes , and believe us....it's the only way to go !! Trust the Pro's, this is as easy as it gets....wipe it on....wipe it off.

If you want a more opaque color, apply a second coat of stain. Once dry, apply two or three coats of our Toner varnish and you will have an heirloom you can be proud of !

All of our products are top of the line commercial grade. They are designed to be applied only after complete stripping and/or sanding of the piece is done.

We offer both Wheat and Champagne refinishing kits

What size kit do you need, you ask???

1 One quart Kit should be enough to refinish a Dining room table, base and leaves.

1 One pint Kit should be enough to refinish a couple small tables or several chairs.

several chairs.

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How to order & what's included:

We sell our Heywood Wakefield finishes two different ways.... kits or stain only.

 

Kits include both the stain and a toned finishing varnish, plus instructions.

Stains are the base stain & instructions only, and do not include any finishing varnish.

My husband and I were very hesitant to refinish our Heywood Wakefield dining room suit from the mid-fifties. We wanted it to look as it did when manufactured. We did much research and bought the refinishing kit from The Restoration Studio. The directions were so clear and complete and the products were exactly what we had needed. Our dining suit turned out beautiful, just like I remembered it as a child. Would highly recommend. Thank you so much!

Robbye Howard

M197 Table refinished with our
Champagne refinishing kit.

M193 Credenza refinished with our
Wheat refinishing kit.

Here's a Heywood desk refinished in wheat by a long time repeat customer. Great job Richard!

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Would you like more help on your refinishing project?

Join furniture restorer Rod Keyser,  owner of The Restoration Studio LLC and creator of the original Heywood Wakefield restoration stain formula in our Learning Center.

 

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The Refinishing Studio Learning Center is a membership "How To" website designed for both the beginner and experienced furniture refinishing enthusiast. A unique website devoted to learning the art and techniques of furniture refinishing & repair

Refinished with our champagne kit

We ship our stains and refinishing kits USPS priority.  Please allow a week for your product to arrive. All orders ship from PA. Please contact us about international shipments outside of the USA  prior to placing your order.


Heywood Wakefield Refinishing Stain   Pint....$27.99    (Stain only, complete instructions included )


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Heywood Wakefield Refinishing Stain Quart....$39.99    (Stain only, complete instructions included )


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Heywood Wakefield Refinishing Stain   Gallon....$119.99    (Stain only, complete instructions included )



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Heywood Wakefield Refinishing Kit   Pint....$55.99    (One Pint of Stain PLUS One Pint of toned satin finishing varnish with instructions )



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Heywood Wakefield Refinishing Kit Quart....$69.99    (One Quart of Stain PLUS One Quart of toned satin finishing varnish with instructions )



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Heywood Wakefield Refinishing Kit   Gallon....$199.99    (One Gallon of Stain PLUS One Gallon of toned satin finishing varnish with instructions )



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Heywood Wakefield Toned Finishing Varnish....$39.99   (One Quart of varnish only, to be used over our HW Stain)



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The Original

Imitated, but never duplicated. We are sure you will agree this is the only Heywood Wakefield refinishing kit available that truly reproduces the original Heywood Wakefield colors, clarity, look & sheen.

Our water borne stains can be coated with any of your favorite finishes once dry. They are compatible with lacquer, oil, poly, urethane, wax, etc.

Our finish that is included in our kits is a non toxic, fast drying and highly durable water borne acrylic polyurethane - NOT slow drying oil based varnish others are using.

Developed and manufactured by one of the nations leading Heywood Wakefield Restorers,
The Restoration Studio LLC


Wheat or Champagne, Which Heywood Wakefield finish do I need?

Many pieces of Heywood Wakefield furniture will be stamped with the color. Look under tables, chairs, on back panels, etc for a stamped color. Sometimes only one piece will be stamped, so be sure to check them all. If this fails to produce the color, you will need to match it up to samples.

There are many versions of the two finishes. Below you will find what I feel to be the most popular versions of Heywood Wakefield Wheat and Champagne. By that, I mean these samples are indicative of the colors I see come through our shop more than any other versions.

You may find your Champagne piece is more pink than these samples, or your Wheat more orange. The fact is, many of the original colors don't match one another. Heywood's finishes were known to differ throughout the years. Another factor is the aging process of the lacquer that was used in the 40's and 50's. The early lacquers turned yellow/orange with age. This is
not so noticeable on a darker finish, but has a great effect on lighter finishes such as wheat or champagne. For various reasons, many pieces have aged differently. I have seen many Wheat pieces I thought were Champagne, and visa versa. When we developed our stains, we chose to recreate the most common color that we feel is most often found.

Original (not refinished) Champagne

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Original (not refinished) Wheat

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Actual color of our champagne refinishing stain

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Actual color of our wheat refinishing stain

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