Begin with a clean, dry surface. Any existing wax, oil or glue needs to be removed. The key to a beautiful appearance is good surface preparation. See Instructions under Preparation.
Always stir the contents before using. DO NOT SHAKE. Shaking will produce air bubbles. Stirring is not required on Gloss Finishes.
Apply a thin coat in the direction of the wood grain with a smooth, even stroke. Use a natural bristle brush with an oil-based finish and a synthetic bristle brush with a water-based finish. Do not over-brush the finish. After applying the polyurethane, leave the room and close the door to prevent contaminating the finish. Allow to dry following the label instructions. Lightly sand using fine sandpaper, #220 grit and wipe the surface between coats. For oil-based finishes, use a cloth dampened with mineral spirits. For water-based finishes use a cloth dampened with water. Additional coats provide added protection.