The products that have made Minwax® an american icon will add color and beauty to your wood – in oil or water-based stains. With Minwax® wood stains, there’s a color to suit every style.

    How To: Tips & Techniques

    Avoid Blotchiness Use Pre-Stain
    When it comes to using Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner, the rule is easy: when in doubt, use it. All woods are unpredictable when you stain them. To avoid a case of blotchiness, first brush on a coat of Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner.
    Always Wipe Off Excess Stain
    To ensure your topcoat adheres properly, wipe off any excess stain that did not penetrate the surface, following the direction of the wood grain.



    Test, Test, Test.

    Before you begin your project, always test the stain on an inconspicuous area or a scrap piece of wood to verify the desired color.