It was very easy to do. Morgan mailed me the wax (the smallest container was all that was needed), and I applied a light coat using my finger. I hadn't stained these boots at all, but always seem to get the toes of my other boots dirty, etc... So the waxing started as a way to protect them and darken them (and why I didn't do the reverse). Got the idea from a pair pictured on the viberg blog.