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Express Color™

Minwax® Express Color™ Wiping Stain & Finish


Minwax™ Express Color™ is a wiping stain and finish that makes wood finishing easy! Simple to use, Minwax™ Express Color™ creates stunning colour and beautiful results in one effortless step.

  • You just wipe it on, wipe off the excess and let it dry for an hour.
  • Water based and soap and water clean up.
  • For additional shine and protection, apply Minwax™ Express Clear™ on top of Minwax™ Express Color™.

Product Details

Application Tool: Soft cloth
Location: Interior wood surfaces
Recoat: After 1 hour
Dry Time: 1 hour
Cleanup: Soap and water
Coverage: Approximately 3m2 per tube
Coats: One coat. For an even deeper colour and sheen, wait one hour then apply a second coat.
Recommended Uses: Furniture, woodwork, cabinets, and accessories
Interior: Stains


Sand the wood smooth. Remove all sanding dust. Shake the tube. Gently squeeze the tube and apply a small amount of Minwax™ Express Color™ Wiping Stain & Finish directly onto the wood surface. A little stain goes a long way. Using a soft, clean cloth, wipe the stain in the direction of the grain. Remove excess stain. For an even deeper colour and sheen, wait one hour, and then apply second coat. Wait overnight before subjecting the wood to normal use.

For extra durability and sheen without adding colour, wait three hours, and then apply Minwax™ Express Clear™ Protective Wiping Finish or any other Minwax™ water-based clear protective finish.

CLEANUP: Use soap and warm water.

COVERAGE: Approximately 3m2 per tube.


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

What are the advantages of using Minwax™ Express Color™?

With Minwax™ Express Color™, you can stain and finish your project in one easy step. You just wipe it on, wipe off the excess and let it dry for an hour. Other benefits are it is water based and cleans up with soap and water.

How do I apply Minwax™ Express Color™?

Using a soft, clean, lint free cloth, you wipe on the product to bare wood, moving in the direction of the wood grain. Wipe away the excess, in the direction of the wood grain, with a clean cloth. Let it dry for an hour and you're done!

How many colours is Minwax™ Express Color™ offered in?

It is available in 4 wood tone colours and 4 decorative colours.

If I want extra protection, can I apply a clear topcoat over Minwax™ Express Color™?

Yes, for extra protection without adding more colour, wait three hours after applying Minwax™ Express Color™, then apply Minwax™ Express Clear™ or any other Minwax™ water based clear protective finish.

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