Apply a very thin coat across your entire piece with a lint-free cloth at room temperature. Allow Varnish Oil to penetrate the wood for a minimum of 60 minutes. Rub in briskly with a lint-free cloth until the surface is dry to the touch. Allow the piece to cure for a minimum of 24 hours before additional coats.Recommended: Burnish with a soft cloth or 0000 steel wool. The more you rub in the Varnish Oil the better the sheen will look.