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Minwax® Wood Finish™

Minwax® Wood Finish™

Minwax® Wood Finish™ is an oil-based wood stain that provides long-lasting wood tone colour. It penetrates deep into the pores to seal and protect the wood. Minwax® Wood Finish™ is available in 25 wood tone colours and can be used to enhance any bare or stripped wood surface. It is ideal for staining furniture, cabinets, doors, trim, molding, and hardwood floors.




Product Details

Application Tool: brush, cloth or foam applicator
Location: interior wood surfaces
Recoat: 4-6 hours
Dry time: 8 hours
Cleanup: mineral spirits
Coverage: 150 sq. ft. per quart
Coats: normally 2. Additional coats may be applied for richer colour
Recommended Uses: furniture, woodwork, doors, floors, cabinets, accessories.

FAQ

Q. How long should Minwax® Wood Finish™ be left on the wood?

Anywhere from a few seconds to 15 minutes. The longer the stain is left on the wood, the deeper it will penetrate. For a light tint, wipe the excess stain off after a few minutes; for deeper, richer colour, wait as long as 15 minutes.

Q. Why is it important to wipe off the excess stain?

The colorants 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.

Q. 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 top-coating.

Q. Does Minwax® Wood Finish™ need to be top-coated?

For added beauty and protection, we recommend topcoating all projects with a protective clear finish such as Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane or Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish.

Q. Can Minwax® Wood Finish™ colours be mixed to create additional colors?

There may be times when a desired stain colour can only be achieved by mixing two colours. Experiment with different proportions until the desired colour is achieved. Then mix enough stain to complete the entire project to avoid colour-matching later.

Q. 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 spot on the project.

Directions

WARNING! Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Centre at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.

SURFACE PREPARATION:

  • Sand the wood in the direction of the grain, first using medium grade sandpaper (#120) and working your way to fine-grade (#220). Remove all sanding dust before staining.
  • Pre-treat soft or porous woods such as pine, maple, alder and birch with Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner. This will help the wood evenly absorb stain colour. Apply stain within two hours of pre-treatment.

PRODUCT PREPARATION & COLOUr TESTING:

  • Stir stain thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
  •  Test stain on a hidden area to verify desired colour.
  •  To lighten any colour, add Minwax® Wood Finish™ 209 Natural to the mixture.

STAIN APPLICATION:

  • Apply Wood Finish™ in the direction of the grain with a brush or clean cloth.
  •  Let the stain penetrate 5 -15 minutes to ensure you achieve the desired colour.
  • Remove excess stain with a clean cloth. Wipe in the direction of the grain, while blending light and dark areas to obtain uniform colour.
  • To Darken colour, apply a second coat after 4-6 hours, repeating application directions of first coat.
  • Dry times may be extended due to high humidity, low temperatures or inadequate ventilation.

CLEAR FINISH APPLICATION:

  • After a minimum of 8 hours, apply a clear, protective finish such as Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane, Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane or after 24 hours, apply clear Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish.
  • Water cleanup clear finishes such as Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish should not be used over Minwax® Wood Finish™ Red Mahogany stain. Minwax® Wood Finish™ Pickled Oak should be top-coated only with a water cleanup clear finish such as Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish. Do not top-coat Minwax® Wood Finish™ Pickled Oak with an oil-based clear finish as ambering will occur.

COVERAGE: Approximately 150 sq. per quart.

CLEANUP: Use mineral spirits or paint thinner.

Colours

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.

Natural 209
Natural 209
Golden Oak 210B
Golden Oak 210B
Provincial 211
Provincial 211
Red Oak 215
Red Oak 215
Puritan Pine 218
Puritan Pine 218
Ipswich Pine 221
Ipswich Pine 221
Sedona Red 222
Sedona Red 222
Colonial Maple 223
Colonial Maple 223
Special Walnut 224
Special Walnut 224
Red Mahogany 225
Red Mahogany 225
Early American 230
Early American 230
Gunstock 231
Gunstock 231
Red Chestnut 232
Red Chestnut 232
English Chestnut 233
English Chestnut 233
Cherry 235
Cherry 235
Fruitwood 241
Fruitwood 241
Golden Pecan 245
Golden Pecan 245
Pickled Oak 260
Pickled Oak 260
Driftwood 2126
Driftwood 2126
Dark Walnut 2716
Dark Walnut 2716
Ebony 2718
Ebony 2718
Jacobean 2750
Jacobean 2750
Weathered Oak 270New Color!Weathered Oak 270 Classic Gray 271New Color!Classic Gray 271
EspressoNew Color!Espresso