Apply the wax to a warm or cold surface. This wax works well when applied over another clear protective coating or used alone. It also is effective over a rusted surface or patina – although for outdoor rusted metal we recommend applying Metal Oil. Stippling with a brush may be the preferred method of application so as to not create streaking on the surface. Apply a smooth film of wax to the surface. Try not to let the clear wax fill up in the recessed areas as it may turn white. Use a toothbrush or soft brush to remove the excess wax from these areas. When using wax, the build up in the recessed areas is desirable. Allow wax to dry approximately 1 hour. A good rule of thumb is if wax comes o when you rub your nger over the surface it is too early to buff. When ready, buff with a cloth type rag. Use a rag to smooth out the ridges. If you are applying the wax to a hot surface, let the surface cool down some. Do not apply the wax to extremely hot surfaces. Do not wait longer than these times to buff as the wax soon dries very hard. To apply multiple layers of wax, apply them very thinly and let each layer harden for a few hours before applying the next.