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One-Step Stain & Finishes

Minwax® Express Color Wiping Stain & Finish

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 color and beautiful results in one effortless step. Just wipe on, let it dry and you are finished in an hour. Minwax® Express Color is water based so it's low odor, fast drying and cleans up with soap and water.

For additional shine and protection, apply Minwax® Express Clear on top of 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: 30-35 square feet per tube
Coats: Normally one coat. For deeper color, additional coats may be applied.
Recommended Uses: furniture, woodwork, cabinets, and accessories

FAQ

Q. What are the advantages of using Minwax® Express Color?

With Minwax® Express Color, you can finish a project in one easy step. Just wipe on, let it dry and you are done. Minwax® Express Color takes about an hour to dry. It is low odor and cleans up with soap and water.

Q. How do I apply Minwax® Express Color?

Minwax® Express Color is very easy to use. Wipe on the product to bare wood using a clean, lint free cloth, 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 are done!

Q. How many colors is Minwax® Express Color offered in?

Minwax® Express color is available in 4 wood tone colors and 4 contemporary colors.

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

Yes, for extra protection without adding more color, wait three hours after applying Minwax® Express Color, then you can apply Minwax® Polycrylic®, Minwax® Water Based Oil-Modified Polyurethane, or Minwax® Water Based Wipe-On Poly.

Directions

WARNING! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. Contact the National Lead Information Hotline at (800) 424- LEAD, or log on to www.epa.gov/lead.

SURFACE PREPARATION

  • Sand the wood smooth.
  • Remove all sanding dust.

STAIN APPLICATION

CLEAN UP

  • Soap and warm water

COVERAGE

  • 30-35 square feet per tube

Colors

The colors 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 color.

Wood Tone Colors Contemporary Colors
Oak
Oak
Emerald
Emerald
Walnut
Walnut
Crimson
Crimson
Mahogany
Mahogany
Indigo
Indigo
Pecan
Pecan
Onyx
Onyx

Videos

How to Apply Minwax Express Color

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