Go beyond basic and get bold with the largest color palette in interior stain.
Available in our Water-Based Solid Stain and our reformulated Semi-Transparent Stain.
Dries in one hour
Beautiful one-coat coverage
Limitless colors. Limitless looks. Limitless possibilities. Get inspired with Minwax
Water-Based Color Interior Stains.
The rules of our Water-Based Stains are a bit different than our Oil-Based Stains.
They dry much faster and go on much thicker, making them ideal for one-day projects.
Bring your ideas to life with 200+ colors available in both Solid and
Semi-Transparent Interior Stain. Pick a color and have it mixed, just like paint.
Or, bring in any item and have our Solid Color Stain tinted to match with custom
color matching at Lowe’s.
Our Water-Based Solid Stain provides more color and shows less grain.
It goes on 5x thicker than traditional oil-based stains for easy application.
Our improved Water-Based Semi-Transparent Interior Stain allows the natural grain to
shine through the color. It goes on 5x thicker than traditional oil-based stains for
There’s more to Minwax Water-Based Interior Stains than the industry’s largest
selection of colors. Get all the details here.
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