Mar 042018

If you’re like me, you’ve had a hard time finding finding a quality wood cleaner, restorer, and preserver, that doesn’t contain things you don’t want on fine or vintage wood finishes (i.e. silicone), or that leaves a waxy buildup that will oxidize to a dull finish over time.

Kramer’s Best Antique Improver, 8 oz.

I’ve found something I am really impressed with, Kramer’s Best Antique Improver. The climate I live in is hard on woods, with my nice wood furniture and Tannoy Westminster Royal SE cabinets needing a little help at times.

I ordered an 8 oz. bottle of Kramer’s Best Antique Improver from Amazon for about $20 USD, and it’s proven remarkable at cleaning my Westminster’s cabinets of a bit of waxy buildup that has oxidized over time, and restoring them to what they looked like brand new out of the shipping containers.

One of the beauties of the Kramer’s Best Antique Improver is that it’s so easy to use. Wipe on, wipe off. It’s as easy as that!

8 oz. of Kramer’s Best Antique Improver goes a long way, easily enough for a pair of Westminster’s and probably 2 – 3 pieces of wood furniture as well.

Kudos to John Kramer for making such an excellent product!

I was so pleased with the results that I wanted to pass on the tip to you!

As always, thanks for stopping by, and may the tone be with you!

 Posted by at 12:13 pm

  6 Responses to “Kramer’s Best Antique Improver”

  1. Jeff,

    Yeah, kinda fun finding dirty little secrets that level the playing field for the DIY crowd, you might also experiment with Murphy’s Oil Soap, it’s been around forever! Not really sure my response to this post is well mated but in regard to cool things in general . . . I had my Wharfedale W-25 book shelf speakers rewired with WE tinned copper thin gauge wire and replaced their single capacitor with a very non-boutique but quality cap. So, a budget (even in their day) first order cross-over paper coned (tweeter and woofer) speaker, hmmm you say! Well, in the near to medium field listening I do, and with the other refurbished vintage gear I drive them with, I’d have to say a lot of audio is about different rather than better. I know, sorta preaching to the choir, I’m just “sayin.” And I know people gotta earn a living, but sometimes, (getting a little philosophical here) on a planet with finite resources and an economy focused on infinite growth, it’s satisfying to reach a HIGH level of audio listening enjoyment by recycling what already exists.


    • Hi Pete,

      I haven’t tried the Murphy’s oil soap, but the Kramer’s is incredible stuff. It’s easy too. Wipe on, wipe off.

      Sounds like a cool system you’ve setup. Rewiring with the WE and doing a cap upgrade can do wonders for performance.

      Refurbishing vintage gear is an excellent choice, and often runs circles around modern counterparts from a musicality perspective. The cost is generally a lot less than the boutique gear too, which means more money for the other things in life. As you know I’m very fond of refurbished vintage gear!

      Kind regards,


  2. Kinda scary looking bottle made to look like edible.

    • Hi Nicholas,

      I urge you to resist the temptation to use the Kramer’s as a salad dressing. It works much better on the outside of your wood cabinets than on the inside of your body! 😉

      Kind regards,


  3. oustanding stuff, Jeff. Despite the fact that I am located in Germany I finally received my bottle over Amazon.
    This liquid from Mr. (looks like Santa :)) Kramer is indeed a little miracle and by far better than any white mineral spirit / linseed oil mixture because the result is much better and far easier to use.
    fat recommendation to anybody who owns nice speakers with wood veneer; you will be amazed with the result.
    thanks for sharing Jeff!

    • Hi Claus,

      The Kramer’s is amazing for sure. I’ve been looking for something like this for years for my loudspeakers and wood furniture.

      After applying it to my West’s, I’ve been slowly working through each piece of furniture at my place, and each time I’m amazed by the results. Good stuff!

      I’m glad you were able to try it, Claus!

      Kind regards,


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