Wise Owl Paint™ hemp oil is different from many help oils because it is cold pressed (retaining the most antimicrobial and antifungal properties) unrefined, and it is also second pressed (preventing it from spoiling like first pressed and refined food grade hemp seed oils). Hemp oil is considered a drying oil because of its ability to polymerize into a solid form. It will harden and become one with the surface (cure) and reach its strongest finish and bond once it has fully dried, lending its strengthening property to the finish of paint and wood. This can take between 2 weeks and 30 days depending on environmental temperature and humidity. Apply straight out of the bottle with a brush or lint free cloth and allow it to penetrate the surface. Wipe away excess oil. Repeat as necessary to renew and refresh the finish.