The products that have made Minwax® an American icon will add color and beauty to your wood – in oil or water-based stains. With Minwax® wood stains, there's a color to suit every style.
Minwax® Wood Finish™
A penetrating oil-based wood stain that's available in 29 beautiful colors — perfect to enhance the beauty of any wood surface. Now with new faster dry time.Learn More
Minwax® Gel Stain
An oil-based, non-drip formula that's ideal for vertical application and can be applied to both wood and non-wood surfaces.
Minwax® Water Based Wood Stain
A penetrating water-based wood stain that's easy to use, fast drying, and available in 40 custom mix colors.
Minwax® Performance Series Tintable Wood Stain
A premium, penetrating oil-based wood stain thats fast-drying and tintable in a wide array of colors.
How To: Tips & Techniques
Avoid Blotchiness Use Pre-Stain
When it comes to using Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner, the rule is easy: when in doubt, use it. All woods are unpredictable when you stain them. To avoid a case of blotchiness, first brush on a coat of Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner.
Always Wipe Off Excess Stain
To ensure your topcoat adheres properly, wipe off any excess stain that did not penetrate the surface, following the direction of the wood grain.
Test, Test, Test
Before you begin your project, always test the stain on an inconspicuous area or a scrap piece of wood to verify the desired color.