Virtually all modern-day furniture is coated with a finish that beautifies and protects the wood. This finish will look oily or have a cloudy film if polished with lemon oil or paste wax which are products that must be applied directly to bare wood. Regular use of wax polishes will result in a build-up of the wax film on the surface of the furniture. This build-up will pick up dirt, smoke and other pollutants in the air and can smudge and streak. Prolonged use of wax and lemon oil can soften the finish, requiring expensive refinishing work. Wax build-up hardens and yellows over time and is difficult to remove. Trade Secret Furniture Polish and Cleaner contains no wax or lemon oil and is designed to moisturize and protect the finish leaving a higher, richer shine with no wax or sticky build-up.