Minwax™ Wood Finish™ is an oil-based wood stain, which provides beautiful rich colour that enhances the natural wood grain. It applies easily and penetrates deep into the pores of the wood.
- Available in 24 wood tone colours.
- Can be used to add beauty to any bare or stripped wood surface.
- It is ideal for staining furniture, cabinets, doors, trim, molding, and hardwood floors.
|Application Tool:||Brush, cloth or foam applicator|
|Location:||Interior wood surfaces|
|Dry Time:||8 hours|
|Coverage:||14m2 per 946ml|
|Coats:||2 coats are recommended. Additional coats may be applied for richer colour|
|Recommended Uses:||Wood furniture, woodwork, doors, floors, cabinets, accessories|
- Surface must be dry, clean, and free of dirt, grease, glue, and existing coatings before staining.
- Sand the wood in the direction of the grain using fine-grade sandpaper (#220) until smooth.
- Remove all sanding dust.
- To help ensure uniform acceptance of stain colour and beautiful results, pretreat the wood with Minwax™ Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner following label directions.
Product Preparation and Colour Testing:
- Stir stain thoroughly before and occasionally during use. Do not thin.
- Always test stain on a scrap piece or hidden area of the wood to verify desired colour.
- Apply stain in the direction of the grain with a brush or clean cloth.
- Allow the stain to penetrate 5-15 minutes to achieve desired colour. The more time the stain is allowed to penetrate, the richer and darker the colour will be.
- Remove stain that has not penetrated the wood with a clean cloth. Wipe in the direction of the grain, while blending light and dark areas to obtain uniform colour. DO NOT ALLOW STAIN THAT HAS NOT PENETRATED THE WOOD TO DRY ON THE WOOD SURFACE.
- To darken the colour, apply a second coat after 4-6 hours, repeating the directions for application of first coat. Do not sand between coats of stain.
Clear Finish Application:
- After a minimum of 8 hours (dry time may be extended due to high humidity, low temperatures or inadequate ventilation) complete your project by applying any Minwax™ clear protective finish.
- Recommended finishes include Minwax™ Fast-Drying Polyurethane or Helmsman™ Spar Urethane.
- For a water clean-up clear finish, apply Minwax™ Polycrylic™ Protective Finish after 24 hours. Polycrylic™ should not be used over Red Mahogany stain.
- Complete your floor finishing project with Minwax™ Super Fast-Drying Polyurethane for Floors.
COVERAGE: Approximately 14m2 per 946ml.
CLEANUP: Use mineral spirits or paint thinner following manufacturer’s safety instructions.
The colours shown are for reference purposes only. They have been reproduced using digital production techniques. Always test stain on a hidden area of the wood to verify desired colour.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long should I leave Minwax™ Wood Finish™ on the wood?
Allow the stain to penetrate 5 to 15 minutes. The longer the stain is left on the wood, the deeper it will penetrate. For a light tint, just wipe the excess stain off after a few minutes; for deeper, richer colour, wait as long as 15 minutes.
Why is it important to wipe off the excess stain?
The colourants in Minwax™ Wood Finish™ are designed to be deposited in the wood pores, not on the surface of the wood. Any pigments allowed to remain on top of the wood will impair topcoat adhesion – causing the finish to peel.
Is it necessary to sand after the Minwax™ Wood Finish™ has dried?
No. In fact, we advise against it. Sanding will result in the removal of some of the dyes and pigments in the stained wood. Since Minwax™ Wood Finish™ does not raise the grain, no sanding is necessary before adding the clear protective finish.
Does Minwax™ Wood Finish™ need to be topcoated?
Can Minwax™ Wood Finish™ colours be mixed to create additional colours?
Yes, if a desired stain colour can only be achieved by mixing two colours, simply experiment with different proportions until the desired colour is achieved. Then mix enough stain to complete the entire project to avoid colour-matching later.
Why don't some woods match the colours on the Minwax™ product brochures and samples?
Wood can vary in colour and pore structure even within the same species. Because every piece of wood is unique, final stain colour may vary. While our samples are tested for accuracy, it is always best to first test Minwax™ Wood Finish™ on a small, inconspicuous area on the project.