Some TIPS for applying DARK WAX: 1. I always recommend having a clear wax application on your piece prior (there are some exceptions) 2. Try mixing the dark with clear wax together to lighten it up and make it more”spreadable.” 3. Try making the dark wax into a “glaze” by adding some Mineral Spirits. The amount of MS depends on the end result you want, but do not mix more than one to one. 4. As long as that clear wax base is there- if you put on too much dark wax-you can use some clear wax on a rag to work like an eraser. 5. Remember, once you have dark wax on…..if you apply more clear wax on top of it- it can lift some of the stain and change or RUIN what you just created and love. 6. Don’t leave the dark wax gummy or tacky on the flat surfaces since it will take FOREVER to set and cure. It is OK to leave it thicker in the crevices of grooves! 7. Experiment with it! You do not need to slather it every where initially. 8. Try applying a little dark wax strategically in corners or seams of door panels and use a rag to help soften/feather out the look. It can take some experience to manipulate on large pieces- like the side of a tall hutch – so, start off small and build your confidence. 9. Dark wax looks best when it has something to grip to. Especially on large, flat surfaces it can be intimidating like I mentioned above. So, at the very beginning of your project- use your paint brush and create a little texture with your Chalk Paint® – so when it dries, the dark wax has something to grip to.