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From Start to Finish

Choose from the options below to get tips, step-by-step instructions and helpful Do’s and Don’ts for every phase of your wood finishing project.

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Wood Finishing Process

How to Finish Wood in 3 Easy Steps

Minwax® expert Bruce Johnson walks us through the simple, three-step wood finishing process

3 Easy Steps to a Beautiful Finish

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Wood Preparation

Since wood pores are irregular, use Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner before you stain to reduce the likelihood of blotchiness.

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Staining Interior Wood

Basic tips and advice on choosing and using wood stains.

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Guide to Clear Protective Finishes

Protect your project and keep it looking beautiful for years to come.

Tips and Techniques

Expert Tips

Get Bruce’s advice on wood finishing, repairs and more!