True Testimonials

From: Veronica H.

To: Gene Ruelle
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2016

I have used Finisher's Touch on two antique Japanese Tansu's and I love how it enhances the patina of the pieces. 

It is the best product!

Thank You!
Veronica H.
Olympia Wa




Taken from the Crate and Barell website reviews.


Best all natural procuct by far.

I've been using Finishers Formula for about 10 years. When it comes to an all natural non toxic wax I believe it's the best. It's child friendly so when I make something for my granddaughter I always use it. I use it on anything I make to use in the kitchen and also on woods that I want to age and patina nicely. An old rule of thumb when polishing fresh wood for the first time is I sand the wood down to 220 sandpaper. Then I polish every day for a week, every week for a month and then every month for a year. It's not always necessary to follow this procedure to the letter. The beeswax soaks in to the wood and preserves it. I've used it on old wooden kitchen utensils and cutting boards and have saved them from drying out and then having to be thrown away from cracking. I just hope this product is always available. I just love it. Jack Stanford

From: Elizabeth Garcia

To: Gene Ruelle
Date: Fri, January 23, 2015 12:04 pm


Just received the Finisher’s Touch and put it to work. I not only used it to coat my bronze bathroom faucets, but used it on some of my wooden items. Wow, a little goes a long way leaving the faucets and wooden items looking like new! No need to worry about washing or showering with petroleum distillates! Thank you for a great product!


From: Steve Widmayer

To: Gene Ruelle
Date: Wed, March 19, 2014 12:04 pm


I just had to let you know how pleased I am with your Finisher's Formula product. It is incredible! My 30 year old coffee and end tables look better than when brand new. The fact that there is no smell is a huge bonus because I am chemical sensitive. Also it was very easy to use. The results are just mind blowing! I have an old antique Oak desk and I can't wait to see what it does to that. Thank you for creating the product. It is unbelievable. 

--Steve Widmayer

From: Claudia Philips

To: Gene Ruelle
Date: Sun, July 14, 2012 4:04 pm

I recently purchased your Finisher's Formula and Finisher's Touch because I needed a NON-TOXIC product to use over Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. I am chemically sensitive so it was essential that I use something that is truly non-toxic. Your products are so wonderful. They are easy to work with and gave the look I wanted. Furthermore, I didn't even want to wash my hands after using your products. I wanted to rub the waxes into my hands as a moisturizer! I am truly happy and will be telling everyone to buy Ruelle's.

Claudia Philips

From: Michael Shaw

To: Gene Ruelle
Date: Mon, May 14, 2012 6:00 pm

Dear Gene,

We are so very happy we found you! Thank you again for taking the time to send your Finisher's Formula and Finisher's Touch to us here in Japan. The parcel arrived as expected ten days after we placed our order.

Please feel free to share this note with others who may be looking at using your products for the first time.

You were right, we were in just the situation to benefit from your products. We had some beautiful timbers in our new home but were stuck with what to use, especially in the kitchen. Stable, non-toxic, non-flammable, water-resistant finishes are not easy to find.

We treated the Japanese zelkova - a hardwood - in our kitchen with both Finisher's Formula and Finisher's Touch and it was utterly transformed, I've attached some photos. The colour and grain of the wood is simply beautiful, with a warm, natural finish. We also treated some Tasmanian huon pine and a lovely big flitch of mulberry with similar results.

So thank you again, Gene! Please count us as very satisfied users, we'll be recommending your products to everyone we know.

Kind regards,

Michael and Fumi Shaw
Hiroshima, Japan

From: Jane Piro

To: Gene Ruelle
Date: Wed, January 12, 2011 4:04 pm

Thanks for filling my order of Finisher's Formula so quickly. I've used your product for a couple of years and I hate to be without it. A friend in Maryland told me about it one day when I was admiring her furniture and asked how she kept it all looking so lovely. When I got my first bottle, I cleaned and polished my antique walnut desk according to your instructions and was amazed at the transformation. Then I was able to remove a scratch on the leg of a mahogany table that had not responded to other products I had tried. Now I'm planning on taking this new bottle to the Essex Historical Society house museum to give some of those antiques a little TLC. Thanks for a wonderful product that has been so good for all my furniture, both new and antique.

Jane Piro
Essex, CT

From: Vincent Comer

To: Gene Ruelle
Subject: Subject: Great product.
Date: Tue, May 11, 2010 4:10 pm

Dear Gene,
Just wanted to send an email praising your product. I had ordered an 8oz. bottle of Finishers Formula and recently used it on a large ornate Chinese wood carving that had been stored in my garage for some time and was very dry and dusty. Your product instantly restored the lustre of the wood and seemed to penetrate the smallest crevacies with a minimal amount of the product. I look forward to more good results on other wood items.
Thanks again, Vincent Comer Seattle WA USA

From: Marcy Okolischan

To: Gene Ruelle
Subject: Thank you, Gene!
Date: Wed, February 11, 2009 6:25 pm

Dear Gene,

We wanted to let you know how much we love your Finisher's Formula. We first used it on an English oak trestle table and the finish was so beautiful and lasting that we tried using it to restore some of the 70+ year-old woodwork in our house. First we cleaned with Murphy's Oil Soap and then applied your Finisher's Formula. Again, excellent results! Next came our cherry wood cabinets, and now they look so pretty! I also took your advice and tried some on a soft cloth for regular dusting which also works great!

In addition to making such a wonderful and natural product, I would also like you to know how much I appreciated the excellent customer service you gave when I called the number on your website. I will certainly keep telling our friends the secret to making all our wood look so great, that is your Ruelle's Finisher's Formula. Keep up the good work!

Ray and Marcia Okolischan
St. Louis, MO

From: Laura G. & Kelley C.
To: Gene Ruelle
Sent: Sat, January 31, 2009
Subject: Finishers Formula


I wanted to let you know that your polish and wax has truly saved our furniture!

After a move from East to West coast and a home remodel (with tons of dust and drying conditions for the wood)our furniture looked battered. We have marquetry pieces that have now come back to life thanks to Finisher's Formula and Finisher's Touch.

We had tried lemon oil almond oil and other products to no avail. Your products rule! And they are indeed addictive as you state in your brochure.

We are also pleased by the tips you offer in your restoration booklet. Many thanks! We will never use anything else in our prized marquetry pieces and furniture. You also saved us a great deal of money as we thought we would have had to replace a lot of the pieces.

Many thanks!

Laura G. & Kelley C.
Pocatello, Idaho

From: Bev Victory

To: Ruelle's
Sent: Thu, 15 Mar 2007
Subject: Testimonial for Finisher's Formula Polish

I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful job your polish does for my bamboo wind chimes. They are outside in the weather all year and the rain and sun take their toll, but they are three years old and I know it's because I periodically treat them with your polish. It gives them a protective coating and makes them look like new. I've used the polish for a long time on my furniture with amazing results, but I'm especially pleased with the outdoor application. Thanks for such a superior product.



From: Ron Blackstock

To: Ruelle Restorations
Sent: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 21:32:50 -0500
Subject: Beeswax Polish

Mr. Gene Ruelle
Just a note to let you know that the polish that I purchased from you is fantastic. I literally have tried almost everything sold to try and keep our dining room suite looking as great as it is. Most of our furniture is solid, cherry wood and we want to do everything possible to take care of it. I saw an article about your polish in the local (Tyler, Texas) newspaper and thought I would give it a try. What a great polish it is. More or less a secret that needs to be out! As stated, I have tried several things on the wood furniture and nothing seemed to work.
Everyone that has good furniture and is interested in keeping that natural clean finish should use your polish. I am more than pleased with the polish and will continue to use it in the future. Best regards and continued success with you amazing product.
Ron Blackstock
Tyler, Texas
Ron and Linda Blackstock

From: Bronco

To: Ruelle's Sales
Subject: Finisher's Formula
Date: July 09, 2004

I am using the Beeswax Polish on all of my fine wood furniture. My bedroom set is over 40 years old and, although I did take care of it over the years (I was told to use Guardsman Furniture Polish and Murphy's Oil Soap on any smudges), your polish made it look like the day I had it delivered. It came out absolutely beautiful.
I am very satified with your product performance and therefore rate it a number one.......and thank you for taking such an interest in your follow up sales.

From: Michele Miller

To: Finishers Formula
Subject: Thanks!
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 14:26:28 -0500

Hi! I just wanted to tell you thanks for making such a wonderful product (Finisher's Formula). We had purchased a dining room hutch at a yard sale which definitely needed some help. The hutch looks fantastic after using the Finisher's Formula & I love the smell of the beeswax. My husband then tried the product on a pine chest we treasure & it now looks brand new.
Thanks again for the fast shipping, easy to use web site and most of all, a top-notch product.
Michele A. Miller

From: Jane A.

To: Finishers Formula
Subject: Thrilled with your product!
Date: April 5.2002

Dear Gene. Just a note to tell you I received your wonderful Finisher's Formula yesterday and have already spent a productive evening restoring the wood of some of my favourite antiques. My antique cherry sideboard, turn-of the-century oak schoolhouse desk and intricately carved black walnut mirror frame now have the rich look of the fine woods they are made of.
I'm delighted to have discovered your product and look forward to using it for years to come. Don't retire too soon!
Jane A.
Royal Oak, Michigan

From: Cathey Stone

To: Gene Ruelle
Subject: Finishers Formula
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 09:44:05 -0800 (PST)

I absolutely love your product, I live out in the country in a very old drafty house, so I have to really take care of my furniture and after applying the wax it is almost like the furniture says "THANKS" it makes such a difference in the look of the wood and I know that I am taking the right steps in the care of my furniture. Again thanks for making such a great product.

From: Connie George

To: Gene Ruelle
Subject: Thanks!
Date: Tue. 28 Dec 1999

Gene, the furniture that I so proudly stained about six years ago now looks "restored". Gone is the "dull" look we'd grown accustomed to. You have a new customer for life! :-)

From: Dottie Jolley

To: Ruelle Restorations
Subject: I Love This Product!!!
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 13:22:01 -0500

Mr. Ruelle, finally! - a product that meets (and exceeds) all of its promises. We ordered the Finisher's Formula primarily for our five-year old leather sofa and love seat that was worn and faded. After trying so many other products that didn't work, we were almost certain we would have to have the cushions completely remade (which would have been costly, as you well know). My and husband and I were both amazed and delighted at the results we got from Finisher's Formula. Not only did your product restore the leather to a like-new condition, but it evened out the color as well. We have used Finisher's Formula on all of our antique furniture, the oak molding in our home, and our butcher block table - all with fabulous results. This is a "must-have" product for anyone with fine furniture and antiques. Thanks, you saved us a fortune!
Dottie Jolley

Phone: (903) 595-2176
526 South Broadway
Tyler, Texas - 75702-8111
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