One of my all time favourite products is the Minwax PolyShades line. Every time I have used this product my project has turned out fantastic! I have used it so far on a table top, dining room chairs, chest of drawers and a hand rail. All you need to do is clean the surface well, then give it a light sanding. Then apply one coat with a good brush and then apply a second coat the next day. It is simple to use and the colour comes up great. Now one thing to note, I have always gone from a light colour to a darker one. So before you toss that honey coloured coffee table or kitchen set, be sure to give this product a try. A little elbow grease can save you a good deal of money and leave you with a show piece you can be proud of!