I picked this scratch-fixer up at McCabe’s Guitar Shop. I mean, if they’re selling it at McCabe’s, where they also sell and repair beautiful wood and string instruments, it must be good stuff, right? That’s what I’m thinking.
No matter what, I love the tin it comes in.
And look inside! It’s wrapped in waxed paper. Which really made me think that this stuff has probably been around for a while. Went to Zenith’s website and, yes, it’s been manufactured since 1908.
It doesn’t really come with instructions, but after trying to rip open the packaging inside for a few minutes, it occurred to me that I might be wrong in my assumptions about how to use the product. There’s a sort of oil inside that comes out when you rub it on a scratch. It was great, and not nearly as scary as using those tinted wood rejuvinators that stain your hands and anything else you get it on.
Judge for yourself! I was really impressed.
Great. Now the next few days will be all about finding every other piece of scratched wood in the house and applying this stuff!
p.s. There’s a great story about the history of this product. I didn’t know that an almond can do the same thing. I might have to try that, too. Link to Zenith Chemical Co’s website, with a little of the history of this family business.