Minwax® Wood Finish™ 250 VOC Compliant

Minwax Wood Finish Stain 250 VOC is an oil-based wood stain that provides long-lasting wood tone color


  • Special formula allows it to deeply penetrate wood pores
  • Easily applied with a clean cloth, brush or foam applicator
  • Quickly penetrates wood surface within 5 minutes of application
  • Formulated to comply with environmental regulations that limit VOC content to 250 grams per liter

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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
    • Start with bare/stripped wood that’s clean and dry.
    • Sand with #220-grit sandpaper in direction of the wood grain and remove sanding dust.
    • Apply Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner — especially on soft woods — for best, even color.
  • APPLICATION STEPS
    • Test before staining on a hidden spot to make sure you like the color.
    • Stir stain well before and occasionally during staining. Don’t shake or thin stain.
    • Wipe away excess stain, working with wood grain to blend lighter/darker areas together. The longer you wait, the darker/richer the color.
    • To darken color, recoat. Do NOT sand between coats. If happy with the color, let dry completely before applying a protective topcoat.
  • PROTECT
    Finish every project with a clear protective topcoat like Minwax Fast-Dry Polyurethane or Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish.
  • CAUTIONS
    DANGER: Rags, steel wool, other waste soaked with this product, and sanding residue may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. Immediately place rags, steel wool, other waste soaked with this product, and sanding residue in a sealed, water-filled, metal container. Dispose of in accordance with local fire regulations. CAUTIONS: CONTAINS ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS. Contents are COMBUSTIBLE. Keep away from heat and open flame. 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. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. CONFORMS TO ASTM D-4236. Contact a physician for more health information.

Data Sheets:

Product Number Base Container Size SDS PDS
027426710979 Weathered Oak 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710849 Golden Pecan 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710894 Red Chestnut 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710764 Special Walnut 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710962 Ebony 1 Gallon SDS -
027426710788 Early American 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710719 Golden Oak 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710801 Fruitwood 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710870 English Chestnut 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710887 Gunstock 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710771 Red Mahogany 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710825 Jacobean 1 Gallon SDS -
027426710757 Colonial Maple 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710733 Puritan Pine 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710863 Sedona Red 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710832 Red Oak 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710726 Provincial 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710818 Dark Walnut 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710795 Cherry 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710986 Classic Gray 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710740 Ipswich Pine 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710702 Natural 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710993 Espresso 1 Gallon SDS -

  • Minwax® Product Warranty
    SATISFACTION GUARANTEE LIMITED WARRANTY. This warranty is made to you, the product purchaser who owns the property where the product is applied. This warranty is not transferable except that if a contractor purchased and applied the product to the property for you, then the warranty is transferable to you. If this product, when applied and maintained according to product application and maintenance instructions to a properly prepared surface, fails to perform to your complete satisfaction, Minwax shall, upon presentation of proof of purchase, either replace an equivalent quantity of product free of charge or refund the original purchase price. For a replacement or refund please contact customer service at 1-800-523-9299. This warranty shall not apply to any defect, damage, or product failure resulting from improper surface preparation, structural defects, environmental damage, failure of a previous product, deterioration or defect in the underlying substrate, or improper application or maintenance of the product. Your exclusive remedy, and Minwax's sole liability, under this warranty is the replacement of product or refund and does not include labor or costs associated with the application or removal of any product. IN NO EVENT SHALL MINWAX BE LIABLE FOR ANY TYPE OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES WHETHER OR NOT PURCHASER IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL HAVE THE SAME DURATION AS THE ABOVE EXPRESS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or limitations on incidental or consequential damages, so portions of the limitations above might not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state.