1 I've been using Christophe Pourny's furniture care products for many years. They were inspired by the same products he uses in his own furniture restoration studio in New York City. http://christophepourny.com
2 His Furniture Care Kit contains Tonics, Serum, Wax, and Cream. And, one or more of the products can be used to treat wood, leather, stone, and marble surfaces.
3 The care kit comes in a reusable wooden crate with a hinged cover - give it as a gift and store one for yourself. Find it at my American Made store on Amazon’s Handmade marketplace. http://www.amazon.com/b?node=12638265011
4 The Color Reviver adds a boost to the furniture finish and helps hide any nicks and scratches. The non-toxic Furniture Tonic restores the luster and enhances the shine. I am also glad to use them because I know all the ingredients are natural and safe for the environment, and around children and pets.
5 And, the products are so easy to use - any one can be applied with a clean, soft cloth, such as an old t-shirt.
6 This Organic Furniture Wax Clear Paste is infused with essential oil including lavender, bergamot, rosemary, cedar, or sandalwood. It shines and protects most wood finishes and leaves the table looking ready for any holiday gathering.
8 If you have a cutting board that needs restoring, Christophe's Cutting Board Tonic cleans, sanitizes and protects any cutting board or kitchen wooden surface.
9 Give a shoe care kit as a gift - whoever receives one will love it. Each kit contains Shoe Tonic, Leather Cream and Leather Serum. I keep a set of these products stored near my shoes and boots - they can also be used for handbags.
10 The Shoe Tonic restores, protects and shines any leather pair of shoes.
11 But, it is also excellent for use on wallets, and other small leather goods. It restores the wallet's softness and luster.
12 This Leather Cream works well to clean, and moisturize. Because it is made from pure beeswax, organic carnauba wax, and essential oils, it's great to use for regular maintenance.
13 The Leather Serum provides intensive repair for cracked, dry, or abused leather, and brings it "back to life". It was created to recondition leather detailed furniture, shoes, bags as well as equestrian harnesses, and saddles.
14 The Serum is free of all solvents and chemicals, so it can be used on my equestrian equipment. My stable manager, Betsy Perreten, applied a few drops on one of my Friesian's halters.
15 The Serum comes with a dropper, and only a few drops are needed.
16 Just rub over evenly with a clean cloth.
17 Christophe says he created his Leather Soap in response to customer requests for a product that could clean, disinfect, and moisturize leather. In particular, saddles, and boots. The all-natural beeswax soap is laced with tea tree and rosemary oils to also help prevent mildew.
18 It is very light and easy to apply. All my horse saddles are cleaned after every ride. Betsy used the soap on Rinze's saddle.
19 Just rub a slightly damp cloth on the paste, and apply to the surface in a circular motion. Wipe off any excess and once it is dry, just buff with a cloth to bring out its luster.
21 And, look for Christophe's book, "The Furniture Bible" - it contains all you need to know to restore, update and care for all your pieces. In my foreword to the book, I wrote, "it's for anyone who owns furniture - antique, modern or new". http://www.amazon.com/b?node=12638265011
23 Christophe and co-founder, Jason Jobson, offered furniture care tips and advice at my American Made Summit.