Minwax®
Performance Series Tintable Wood Stain

Minwax® Performance Series Tintable Wood Stain

Overview

Minwax® Performance Series Tintable Wood Stain is a rich, thick formula that provides a beautiful, long- lasting finish.

  • Tintable in a wide array of colors for ultimate design flexibility.
  • Minimal grain-raising of the wood, much better than water-based stain.
  • Penetrates and seals bare wood and resists lap marks.
  • Fast-Drying which allows recoating in 2 hours with most clear solvent-based varnish and polyurethane finishes and 6 hours with water-based finishes.
  • Click here to view Minwax® Performance Series Tintable Wood Stain 250 VOC Compliant.

Product Details

Application Tool: brush, pad, cloth
Location: interior wood surfaces
Recoat: 2 hours for most clear solvent-based varnish and polyurethane finishes & 6 hours with water-based finishes
Dry Time: 8 hours
Cleanup: mineral spirits
Coverage: Approximately 50- 200 sq. ft. per qt.
Coats: 1 coat
VOC Content: <550 g/L; 4.58 lb/ gal
Recommended Uses: Trim, Molding, Doors, widows, paneling, railings, furniture, floors
Availability: not available in California

Directions

FOR INTERIOR USE ONLY.

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.

FOR WOOD PROJECTS SURFACE PREPARATION:

  • Use on bare wood or over itself; wood should be cleaned of all dirt, grease, wax, polish, marks and old finishes in poor condition.
  • Sand wood to a smooth surface using 100–120 grit sandpaper.
  • Remove sanding dust with a vacuum or tack cloth.
  • New wood should be stored inside for a minimum of 24 hours prior to staining. Stains and varnishes applied to wood that has not been dried thoroughly can exhibit blotching, discoloration or cracking.
  • Stain colors can vary based on the type of wood, the method of application and the amount of stain applied. Test a sample piece or an inconspicuous area before staining the entire area.
  • Be sure the temperature is above 50°F and the humidity is below 85%, otherwise a hazing of the film may result.
  • Protect surrounding items with drop cloths, masking tape, etc.

STAIN APPLICATION:

  • Stir stain thoroughly and occasionally during use.
  • Apply without thinning, using brush, pad, cloth or spray.
  • Let sit 5 to 15 minutes and wipe off excess; be sure color is uniform.
  • The length of time before wiping determines the depth of the color developed. For a lighter shade, wipe quickly; for a darker shade, allow the stain to sit longer. You will have up to 15 minutes to work the stain to an even color. Laps or drips can usually be evened out by rewetting the surface with stain and rewiping.
  • Some soft woods (such as pine, poplar and spruce) may have a “blotchy” appearance when stained (an uneven color, darker in some areas, lighter in others); sanded wood generally will appear less “blotchy”. To ensure uniform acceptance of stain color and beautiful results, pretreat the wood with Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner following label directions.

Graining

This product can be used for graining — developing a wood grain appearance on metal, fiberglass, hardboard or other non-wood surfaces. Apply the stain and allow it to dry 10 to 15 minutes (depending on temperature and humidity). Follow Minwax guide on graining.

Cleanup

  • Clean wet stain from hands and tools using mineral spirits. Follow manufacturer's safety recommendations when using mineral spirits. 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.
  • For information on disposal of leftover material, contact your local waste disposal agency.

CAUTIONS: 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.

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.

Colors

The colors shown are for reference purposes only. They have been reproduced using digital production techniques. Always test stain on a hidden area of the wood to verify desired color.

Grey-Elm
GREY ELM MW 401
Habitat
HABITAT MW 427
Smokewood
SMOKEWOOD MW 407
Shipboard
SHIPBOARD MW 403
Classic-Gray
CLASSIC GRAY MW 271
Alluvium
ALLUVIUM MW 417
Tidal-Wood
TIDAL WOOD MW 415
Country-Pine
COUNTRY PINE MW 437
Espresso
ESPRESSO MW 273
Tosted-Barrel
TOASTED BARREL MW 405
Willowbend
WILLOWBEND MW 431
Carbon
CARBON MW 409
Amber-Pine
AMBER PINE MW 433
Greenwood
GREENWOOD MW 413
Cooper-Brown
COOPER BROWN MW 419
Birchbark
BIRCHBARK MW 411
Oakwood
OAKWOOD MW 435
Forrester
FORRESTER MW 421
Whitewash
WHITEWASH MW 423
Fallen-Cypress
FALLEN CYPRESS MW 425
Sawyer
SAWYER MW 429
Special-Walnut
SPECIAL WALNUT MW 224
English-Chestnut
ENGLISH CHESTNUT MW 233
Wood-Shed
WOOD SHED MW 445
Early-American
EARLY AMERICAN MW 230
Provincial
PROVINCIAL MW 211
Mulberry
MULBERRY MW 473
Heirloom-Oak
HEIRLOOM OAK MW 441
Hedgewood
HEDGEWOOD MW 443
Walnut
WALNUT MW 439
Golden-Oak
GOLDEN OAK MW 210B
Honeymeade
HONEYMEADE MW 453
Hornbeam
HORNBEAM MW 449
Pine-Ridge
PINE RIDGE MW 455
Candlewood
CANDLEWOOD MW 451
Red-Chestnut
RED CHESTNUT MW 232
Sagamore
SAGAMORE MW 459
Amaranth
AMARANTH MW 463
Mahogany
MAHOGANY MW 447
Mesquite
MESQUITE MW 461
Red-Mahogany
RED MAHOGANY MW 225
Dark-Walnut
DARK WALNUT MW 2716
Samara
SAMARA MW 457
Currant
CURRANT MW 465
Ebony
EBONY MW 2718
Yellow-Steppe
YELLOW STEPPE MW 467
Evergreen
EVERGREEN MW 469
Navy
NAVY MW 471

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Should I leave MINWAX® Perfomance Series Wood Stain on the wood?

Allow the stain to penetrate 5 to 15 minutes. The longer the stain is left on the wood, the deeper it will penetrate. For a light tint, just wipe the excess stain off after a few minutes; for deeper, richer color, wait as long as 15 minutes.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO WIPE OFF THE EXCESS STAIN?

The colorants in Minwax® Performance Series Wood Stain are designed to be deposited in the wood pores, not on the surface of the wood. Any pigments allowed to remain on top of the wood will impair topcoat adhesion – causing the finish to peel.

IS IT NECESSARY TO SAND AFTER THE MINWAX® Performance Series Wood Stain HAS DRIED?

No. In fact, we advise against it. Sanding will result in the removal of some of the dyes and pigments in the stained wood. Since Minwax® Wood Finish™ does not raise the grain, no sanding is necessary before adding the clear protective finish.

DOES MINWAX® Performance Series Wood Stain NEED TO BE TOPCOATED?

For added beauty and protection, we recommend top coating all projects with a clear protective finish such as Minwax® Fast- Drying Polyurethane.

WHY DON’T SOME WOODS MATCH THE COLORS ON THE MINWAX® PRODUCT BROCHURES AND SAMPLES?

Wood can vary in color and pore structure even within the same species. Because every piece of wood is unique, final stain color may vary. While our samples are tested for accuracy, it is always best to first test Minwax® Performance Series Wood Stain on a small, inconspicuous area on the project.

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