Formby's® Conditioning Furniture Refinisher is specially formulated to gently dissolve old varnish, lacquer and shellac without chemicals that may harm wood. It renews the wood's natural beauty without the need for sanding and scraping. The rich wood patina of antiques and furniture is enhanced while leaving the wood conditioned. Built-in conditioners rich in natural oils penetrate deep into the wood to protect it against drying and cracking. Simply wipe it on and wipe away the old finish. Then a light buffing is all that's needed to prepare the surface for an application of protective finish.