For best results: apply to a clean, lint-free cloth and spread evenly on finished wood surfaces. Buff dry with a clean cloth to remove any excess. For more information on the many uses of Scott's Liquid Gold, visit our website at www.scottsliquidgold.com. Note: not for use on bleached or simulated wood, laminates or veneers; painted, wax, synthetic, or deteriorated/crackled finishes (especially in a marine environment). To insure compatibility with finish, test in an inconspicuous spot. Wood may appear darker until product absorbs completely. Do not use products containing wax or silicone with Scott's Liquid GoldÂ®.