Excellent water resistant protection for wood or Milk painted surfaces, especially exterior applications. Shake contents before applying. Apply a generous coat with a stain pad, cotton cloth or brush. Very Important: After 15 minutes remove any and all excess oil with a cloth. Apply 2-4 coats for full protection of the wood surface. Dry in 24-48 hours. To improve the penetration and drying process, dilute the first two coats of oil with 50% odorless solvent.