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Antique Oil Finish

Minwax® Antique Oil Finish


Minwax® Antique Oil Finish is an oil-based protective finish that gives wood a soft, hand-rubbed lustre. It’s durable, easily maintained, and highly resistant to staining.

  • Minwax® Antique Oil Finish may be used over finished and unfinished wood.
  • Antique Oil Finish is recommended for interior wood surfaces such as cabinets, tables, paneling, doors and trim. It works by penetrating the wood.
  • It may be used over wood stained with Minwax® Wood Finish™, or other Minwax® wood stains, or applied directly to bare wood to enhance its beauty.

Product Details

Application Tool: cloth or brush
Recoat: after 24 hours
Dry Time: 5-10 minutes prior to buffing
Cleanup: mineral spirits or paint thinner following the manufacturer’s safety instructions
Coverage: 125-150 sqaure feet per quart
Coats: 2 or 3
Recommended Uses: furniture, antiques, woodwork, cabinets, doors, paneling, accessories


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 Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.


  1. Surface must be dry and free of wax, grease, polish, dirt, and other foreign matter, or old finishes in poor condition.
  2. Sand to obtain a smooth, uniform surface. Remove all dust with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits.
  3. Wipe or brush on a generous coat of Minwax® Antique Oil. Apply in the direction of the grain.
  4. After 5-10 minutes, buff evenly with a clean, lint-free cloth.
  5. Wait 24 hours and apply a second coat. Two coats are recommended.
  6. For additional gloss, coat a third time after 24 hours.

CLEANUP: Use mineral spirits or paint thinner following manufacturer’s safety instructions.

COVERAGE: Approximately 62-75 square feet per pint.

Note: If buffing is difficult, recoat surface immediately and buff. Not recommended for floors.

Material Safety Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet


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