KRAMER'S BEST ANTIQUE IMPROVER
The Kramer's Best product you will use most often is the Kramer's Best Antique Improver. It is very versatile and will cover most of your restoration and maintenance needs. We do, however, offer 2 other products for more specialized needs. You will not need these products as often, but when you do, they are your very best choice for the job.
Kramer's Best Blemish Clarifier, is a powerful natural cleaner. It
is useful and effective on wood, metal and many other materials.
Use it for severe cleaning projects that go beyond
what the Antique Improver can do. Blemish Clarifier
is very effective in tackling the removal of heavy grimy surface
build-up and ground-in grease and oil. After becoming familiar with
use of the Clarifier you will know beforehand when it is
needed, but if you aren't sure, start with the Antique Improver.
If you do not see the required results, pre-cleaning with Blemish
Clarifier may be necessary. Use the
Clarifier to go deep into the wood to help flush out embedded
foreign materials or to help break down a thick surface buildup.
Multiple cleanings may be necessary on the most severe cases. The
Clarifier, because of its natural and compatible ingredients,
goes deeply into the finish and the wood, gently displacing foreign
materials, lifting them to the surface. Very old and severely damaged
pieces might take several of these sessions to complete the restoration.
Modern caustic cleaners may do the job quicker, but damage to the
finish and the wood could be tragic. The final result of working
slowly and surely with safe and gentle materials is worth the effort.
After cleaning with the Clarifier, use applications of Kramer's
Best Antique Improver to replace the natural oils and restore
the color and beauty to the piece.
[Samples shown: The old cabinet door shown
above was found on the floor of a barn. Several applications of
Blemish Clarifier were needed to flush out years of accumulated
grime and dirt. Clarifier was also used on half of the wood
plane (right) to remove ground-in grease and dirt. The boiler lid
is an example of one of the product's many other uses. It does an
exceptional job cleaning a variety of materials. After cleaning
with the Clarifier, each of these pieces had wipes of Kramer's
Best Antique Improver. See the book of Instructions and Uses for full information.]
Kramer's Best Wood Food Oyl,
is for use on food service items, such as butcher
blocks, salad bowls, cutting boards, etc. — anything that
will be in direct contact with food. Keeping these utensils clean
and safe requires regular washing with lots of hot soapy water and a scalding
rinse. These pieces soon dry out, lose their color and will crack
and split over time if left untreated. As with other modern wood
care products, the formulations offered for the care of wooden food utensils
usually have petroleum derivatives, such as mineral oil, as their base.
Repeated use may leave a "gummy" build-up. Only materials natural
to the wood are capable of furnishing what is necessary for effective
care. Food-grade oils, such as the common vegetable oils may be
more desirable, but may turn rancid over time. Our Kramer's Best
Wood Food Oyl, when applied occasionally as needed, reverses
the dryness and at the same time maintains the natural appearance and
condition of the piece.
Use your treenware, as it was intended, without worry.
If the wood seems dry, work some of the Wood Food Oyl into the wood.
Continue to use and care for your pieces in your normal way, reapplying
the Wood Food Oyl, as necessary, if you begin to see surface dryness return.
Both the Kramer's Best Blemish Clarifier and
Kramer's Best Wood Food Oyl are exceptional products. Not everyone
has a need for them, and you may not use them as often as you do the Antique
Improver. But keep them in mind. After you have become familiar with
using the Antique Improver and seen what it can do, you may find
ways you can also use these to great benefit.
Complete information and instructions
can be found in the
Book of Instructions and Suggested Uses.
Remember to read and understand the instructions
before using and
ALWAYS TEST FIRST!
Kramer's Best...products that do what you
hoped the others would do!
KRAMER PRODUCTS, INC.
John T. Kramer, maker of Kramer's Best Antique Improver
P.O. Box 8715, Sugar Creek, MO 64054
816-252-9512 / Fax 816-252-9121
E-mail: see Contact Us
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