Minwax® Brushing Lacquer

Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer is a beautiful, clear, durable protective wood finish. It is ideal for interior wood surfaces, and can be used over bare or stained wood. It dries to the touch in 30 minutes, ensuring a smooth, dust-free finish. Recoat in only two hours, with no sanding needed between coats. The finish flows evenly across the wood to provide a smooth surface. Once Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer has been applied, another coat can be applied at any time without having to remove the old lacquer finish.


  • Dries to the touch in 30 minutes, ensuring a smooth, dust-free finish
  • Requires no sanding between coats
  • Great for woodwork, cabinets, furniture, doors, accessories

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Application Directions

  • Preparation 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.
  • PREPARATION
    • Surface must be dry and free of old finishes in poor condition, paint, wax, grease, polish, dirt or other foreign matter. Note: Do not apply lacquer over polyurethane finishes.
    • Sand to obtain a smooth, uniform surface. Remove all dust with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits.
  • APPLICATION
    • Stir Minwax® Clear Brushing Lacquer well before and during use to rotate the product from the bottom to the top of the can. NEVER SHAKE.
    • Apply a coat of lacquer using a high quality natural bristle brush. On unfinished wood, apply sufficient lacquer to seal open joints, edges and end grain.
    • Let dry at least two hours, then apply a second coat.
    • Apply a third coat, repeating the steps above for each coat. Apply a fourth coat, if desired.
    • After final coat, allow at least 24 hours before normal use.
  • CAUTIONS
    CAUTIONS: CONTAINS ACETATES, ALCOHOLS, AND KETONES. Contents are FLAMMABLE. Vapors may cause flash fires. Keep away from heat, sparks, and open flame. During use and until all vapors are gone: Keep area ventilated - Do not smoke - Extinguish all flames, pilot lights, and heaters - Turn off stoves, electric tools and appliances, and any other sources of ignition. VAPOR HARMFUL. Use only with adequate ventilation. To avoid overexposure, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headaches, or dizziness, increase fresh air, or wear respiratory protection (NIOSH approved) or leave the area. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after using. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not transfer contents to other containers for storage. FIRST AID: In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with large amounts of water for 15 minutes and get medical attention. For skin contact, wash thoroughly with soap and water. In case of respiratory difficulty, provide fresh air and call physician. If swallowed, call Poison Control Center, hospital emergency room, or physician immediately. DELAYED EFFECTS FROM LONG TERM OVEREXPOSURE. Contains solvents which can cause permanent brain and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Data Sheets:

Product Number Base Container Size SDS
027426155107 Clear 1 Quart SDS
027426152052 Clear 12 oz SDS
027426152007 Clear 12 oz SDS
027426152106 Clear 12 oz SDS
027426155008 Clear 1 Quart SDS
027426155053 Clear 1 Quart SDS