I have a small plastic container about the size of a 50 cent piece. My wife gave it to me. I think she got it at the dollar store or Walmart. I fill it about half full with the wax. I thin the wax with lighter fluid and add some inletting black to make a dark black wax. That is the way I use it. The black helps with the shading and it is much easier to apply and polish if it is thinner. I have found that using it right from the can it can build up in spots. Of course my can is 30 plus years old and has dried a little.