An oil-based protective finish that gives wood a soft, hand-rubbed lustre. It's durable, easily maintained, and highly resistant to staining. It may be used over finished and unfinished wood. It will gently dissolve old finishes such as varnish, shellac and lacquer without stripping. It is recommended for interior wood surfaces such as cabinets, tables, paneling, doors and trim. It works by penetrating the wood. It may be used over wood stained with Minwax Wood Finish, or other Minwax wood stains, or applied directly to bare wood to enhance its beauty.