If you want to refinish furniture or floors, this is the best product on the market for that. My mother refinished furniture throughout my childhood and I remember her taking the furniture out into the yard and tying a cloth around her face to avoid the fumes. You can use this product in your garage or even your house without being overcome by the fumes. It goes on easily (just spread it with a cheap paintbrush) and use a plastic putty knife to scrape off the old finish (metal can harm the wood). If the finish is stubborn, it may take a couple of applications to get all of the old finish off, but it DOES come off. Use a piece of string to get in hard to reach places. The smell is pleasant (smells like oranges), but it IS messy. Keep a large roll of industrial paper towels handy to clean up any spills. Rinse off any residue with a furniture wash before you sand and apply stain to the furniture. A little does go a long way.