Angelus Antique finish is an amazing antique! First apply a resist such as Angelus Acrylic Finish or Angelus Matte finish and let dry for at least 20 minutes. Then apply a second coat and wait at least 12 hours. Apply Antique finish liberally with a scrap of wool or towel and rub lightly into all tooling then wipe off the excess. If smooth areas darkened a little, spray a very light coat of water on a clean towel and clean the Acrylic Antique off that area. Have fun with this product, when used properly it will really enhance your tooling!