I have an old, and I mean VERY old, desk that was in extremely FRAGILE condition. The edges were raw and worn down looking much like it was ready for the trash (that is what my husband said when he saw it). We painted it with black spray paint first, then three coats of Savannah Mist (which is a beautiful, soft color)! The we sanded down to the black paint layer in several areas. Then we applied three coats of Gator Hide, and it is simply beautiful! Now it is ready to become my cash-out table in our new store. Gator Hide made a difference in the durability of the table. Love, LOVE, LOVE that Gator Hide!!!