Minwax® Wood Finish™

Minwax® Wood Finish™ is a penetrating oil-based wood stain, which provides beautiful rich color that enhances the natural wood grain. It applies easily, absorbs deep into the pores of the wood, and is ideal for staining unfinished wood furniture, cabinets, doors, trim, molding, and hardwood floors.

  • Deeply penetrating color enhances wood’s beauty in one coat
  • Dries in 2 hours; makes it possible to stain in a day
  • Resists lapping for even color
  • Can be used to add beauty to any bare or stripped wood surface
  • Perfect for interior staining unfinished wood furniture, cabinets, doors, trim, molding and floors
  • Available in 36 beautiful colors


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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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    Finish every project with a clear protective topcoat like Minwax Fast-Dry Polyurethane or Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish.
    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
027426711495 Honey 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710061 Special Walnut 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710078 Red Mahogany 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426700024 Provincial 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700147 Jacobean 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700130 Ebony 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426710085 Early American 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426700123 Dark Walnut 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700406 Red Oak 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700079 Red Mahogany 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700048 Ipswich Pine 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426710016 Golden Oak 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710108 Fruitwood 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426700116 Driftwood 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426710481 Classic Gray 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426700000 Natural 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426710009 Natural 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426700413 Golden Pecan 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700109 Fruitwood 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700444 English Chestnut 1 Quart SDS -
027426700086 Early American 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426710092 Cherry 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426700482 Classic Gray 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426710405 Red Oak 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426700451 Gunstock 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426710412 Golden Pecan 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426700017 Golden Oak 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700475 Weathered Oak 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426711501 Espresso 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426700499 Honey 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700055 Colonial Maple 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700093 Cherry 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426710474 Weathered Oak 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426700437 Sedona Red 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700062 Special Walnut 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700468 Red Chestnut 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426710023 Provincial 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710122 Dark Walnut 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426700505 Espresso 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426227620 Honey 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426227637 Espresso 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426222403 Special Walnut 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426221024 Golden Oak 1/2 Pint - -
027426221109 Provincial 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426223509 Cherry 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426222304 Colonial Maple 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426221260 Driftwood 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426220904 Natural 1/2 Pint - -
027426227606 Weathered Oak 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426222106 Ipswich Pine 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426710139 Ebony 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426222502 Red Mahogany 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426710146 Jacobean 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710450 Gunstock 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426222205 Sedona Red 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426223202 Red Chestnut 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426227507 Jacobean 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426223004 Early American 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426710467 Red Chestnut 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426223103 Gunstock 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426221505 Red Oak 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426710047 Ipswich Pine 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426227163 Dark Walnut 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426227187 Ebony 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426227613 Classic Gray 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426224100 Fruitwood 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426710054 Colonial Maple 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426710436 Sedona Red 1 Gallon SDS PDS
027426223301 English Chestnut 1/2 Pint SDS -
027426710443 English Chestnut 1 Gallon SDS -
027426224506 Golden Pecan 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426227644 True Black 1/2 Pint SDS -
027426227651 Simply White 1/2 Pint SDS -
027426700512 True Black 1 Quart SDS -
027426711518 True Black 1 Gallon SDS -
027426700529 Simply White 1 Quart SDS -
027426711525 Simply White 1 Gallon SDS -
027426227194 Mocha 1/2 Pint SDS PDS
027426701007 Rustic Beige 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426701021 Silvered Gray 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426701052 Aged Barrel 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426701069 Slate 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426700192 Mocha 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426118614 Phantom Gray 1/2 Pint SDS -
027426118621 Phantom Gray 1 Quart SDS -
027426701083 Navy 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426701090 Barn Red 1 Quart SDS PDS
027426701106 Vintage Blue 1 Quart SDS PDS

  • 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.