Wood Finish™ is an oil-based wood stain that provides long-lasting
wood tone color. It penetrates deep into the pores to seal and protect
the wood. Minwax® Wood Finish™ can be used to enhance any bare
or stripped wood surface. It is ideal for staining furniture, cabinets,
doors, trim, molding, and hardwood floors.
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
•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 color. Apply stain within two hours of pre-treatment.
PREPARATION & COLOR TESTING:
•Stir stain thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
• Test stain on a hidden area to verify desired color.
• To lighten any color, add Minwax® Wood Finish™ 209 Natural
to the mixture.
•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
•Remove excess stain with a clean cloth. Wipe in the direction of
the grain, while blending light and dark areas to obtain uniform color.
•To Darken color, 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.
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.
Approximately 150 sq. per quart.
Use mineral spirits or paint thinner.