It was looking a little hit or miss there for a bit. The paste wax I used was for light wood (doh!--should have noticed that when I put in the cart). So it dried very light and was a bear to get off. After a while, my arms just gave out, so I opted to experiment using something easier. I ended up using Howard Feed-N-Wax, and couldn't be happier. The armoire has a nice sheen to it, but isn't too glossy. It really looks like an antique now, and I think it's going to end up staying.