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Minwax® Wood Finish™ 250 VOC Compliant

Minwax® Wood Finish™ 250 VOC Compliant

Minwax® 250 VOC Compliant Wood Finish™ is a penetrating oil-based wood stain, available in 13 wood tone colours that can be used to enhance any wood surface. This low-VOC stain has been matched to the standards of the traditional Wood Finish™ line so that your finished results are the same, beautiful, consistent colour that you are used to.




Product Details

Application Tool: brush, cloth or foam applicator
Location: interior wood surfaces
Recoat: 12 hours
Dry time: 12 hours
Cleanup: mineral spirits
Coverage: 500 sq. ft. per gallon
Coats: normally 2. Additional coats may be applied for richer colour
VOC Content: maximum VOC of 250 g/L
Recommended Uses: furniture, woodwork, doors, floors, cabinets, accessories.

FAQ

Q. How long should Minwax® Wood Finish™ 250 VOC Compliant Stain be left on the wood?

Anywhere from a few seconds to 5 minutes. For a light tint, wipe the excess stain off after a few minutes; for deeper, richer colour, wait no longer than 5 minutes.

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

The colorants in Minwax® Wood Finish™ 250 VOC Compliant Stain 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™ 250 VOC Compliant Stain 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™ 250 VOC Compliant Stain 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 I mix Minwax® Wood Finish™ 250 VOC Compliant Stain with the current Wood Finish™ line?

The 250 VOC Compliant Stain and the current Wood Finish™ stains are made using different base systems that are not compatible and therefore they should not be mixed/boxed.  However, the finished results are the same…beautiful, consistent colour.

Q. Do the colours of the 250 VOC Compliant Stain match the current Wood Finish™ line?

The 250 VOC compliant stain colours have been matched to the standards of the current Wood Finish line.  You will see no colour difference between 250 VOC Compliant Stain and the current Wood Finish™ stains.

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:

  • NOTE:  Minwax® Wood Finish™ labeled “250 VOC Compliant” is not compatible with other Minwax® Wood Finish™ stains.  Do not mix other  Wood Finish™ stains with stains labeled “250 VOC Compliant”.
  • Stir stain thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
  •  Test stain on a hidden area to verify desired colour.
  •  To lighten any Minwax® Wood Finish™ colour labeled “250 VOC Compliant”, add Minwax® Wood Finish™ 209 Natural labeled “250 VOC Compliant”, to the mixture prior to staining.

STAIN APPLICATION:

  • SPECIAL NOTE:  This product has been formulated to comply with environmental regulations that limit VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) content to 250 grams per liter.  It contains higher concentrations of quality resins that lead to a thicker consistency than ordinary stains.  Be sure to follow label directions carefully, especially as they pertain to application and coverage rates.
  • Apply stain the direction of the grain with a brush or clean cloth.
  •  Let the stain penetrate a maximum of 5 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 12 hours, repeating application directions of first coat.
  • Dry times may be extended due to high humidity, low temperatures or inadequate ventilation.

CLEAR FINISH APPLICATION:

COVERAGE: Approximately 500 sq. ft. per gallon.

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
Special Walnut 224
Special Walnut 224
Puritan Pine 218
Puritan Pine 218
Ipswich Pine 221
Ipswich Pine 221
Red Mahogany 225
Red Mahogany 225
Early American 230
Early American 230
Dark Walnut 2716
Dark Walnut 2716
English Chestnut 233
English Chestnut 233
Cherry 235
Cherry 235
Ebony 2718
Ebony 2718
Jacobean 2750
Jacobean 2750