A high efficiency transfection protocol employing a common polycationic lipid is described. Using LipofectAMINE, a widely used transfection reagent, we transfected 293T cells with a plasmid harboring the beta-galactosidase (beta-gal) gene. The transfection efficiency was determined by direct staining for X-gal. The conventional transfection protocol achieved an efficiency of <40% while our protocol, which employs the repetition of transfection a few times, achieved an efficiency of approximately 80%. Thus, a dramatic increase in transfection efficiency can be obtained by simply repeating transfection with the use of a common polycationic lipid. This method will be useful in many molecular biological experiments.