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 36 beautiful colors — perfect to enhance the beauty of any wood surface. Now with faster dry time.Learn More
Minwax® Wood Finish Water-Based Solid Color Stain
A penetrating, water-based stain that opens up a world of possibilities with 200+ tintable color options to hide more wood grain while maintaining the wood texture.
Minwax® Wood Finish Water-Based Semi-Transparent Color Stain
A penetrating, water-based stain that opens up a world of possibilities with 200+ tintable color options in just one wood-grain-enhancing coat.
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® 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® Performance Series Tintable Wood Stain
A premium, penetrating oil-based wood stain that's fast-drying and tintable in a wide array of colors.Learn More
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.