DIY Restoration Stains For Vintage Heywood Wakefield  Furniture

Restore your mid century modern Heywood Wakefield furniture to it's original glory. It's fast and surprisingly easy !!

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

Part one of our "How To Video Series" on refinishing Heywood Wakefield Furniture using our refinishing kit. 

We Will be closed from July 11th until July 20th.  All orders received in that time will ship on the 20th in the order they were received.

Achieve professional results with our easy to use, specially formulated Heywood Wakefield reproduction refinishing kits.


Developed in 2004, we were the first manufacturer of reproduction Wheat and Champagne stains and refinishing kits made available to the public.

We are the only manufacturer of non-toxic water based Heywood Wakefield reproduction stains In the world !!  Our 35+ plus years of research and development has resulted in an almost perfect match to the original vintage Heywood Wakefield mid century modern finishes in our exclusive very easy to use system.

Heywood Wakefield Staining


Heywood Wakefield Staining


All of our products come with complete "How To" instructions.

Our stains and varnishes are non-toxic water based finishes. 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 and manufactured in large quantities resulting in a consistent color every time you order. 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

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

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

hw desk before

hw desk after



The Original

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

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

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