Days of Future Passed (or what Future is called today)
Like many of you, I have used “Future” acrylic for some time. And like you, I have sometimes been bewildered by the frequent name changes of this product. I recently saw on one of the modeling sites the latest iteration of “Future”; it is now called “Pledge revive it”. Previous to “Pledge revive it”, the product was named “Pledge Floor Care Finish”. “Future” (no longer available) was replaced by “Pledge Floor Care Finish” in 2014, and now, the name has changed again: it is now “Pledge revive it”. As can be seen in the accompanying pic, the new product comes in the same 27 oz. plastic bottle, only the label has changed.
I bought a bottle of the “new” Pledge (on Amazon) and did an unsientific test to see if the new stuff works the same as the old product...it works exactly like the old “Pledge Floor Care Finish” and the original “Future”. An inspection of the label shows the exact same ingredients as the previous products, and the label even uses the exact same language to describe the product. I dipped a canopy, and also hand-brushed some of the new stuff to check on how it works...it works exactly the same. There is a slight different in the smell of the product (you all know the smell, I’m sure), but the results of the dipping and brushing are the same as the older stuff. I have not had a chance to spray any of the new stuff from my airbrush, but I am certain it will spray the same.
There you have it...”Future” is still with us, but with a new name. Not to worry...it works the same as old.