White lightning will de-grease and remove all debris from your furniture, kitchen cabinets or whatever you want to paint. White Lightning will prep your piece and help you achieve the best outcome for your painted masterpiece. Mix 2 heaping TBS in 1 Gallon of hot water. Use a lint free rag, wet with white lightning solution. Clean your piece well, until you see no more dirt or grime. Then make sure you wipe your piece with clean water to remove any White Lightning residue. Do not let puddles develop. Let dry prior to painting.