Minwax Wood Finish Solid Color Stain is 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.
- One coat color
- Dries in 1 hour
- 5x thicker for easier application*
- Solid color shows more color, less grain.
*when compared to traditional oil-based stains
|Application Tool:||Synthetic brush for application. Synthetic pad for removal|
|Recoat:||One Coat color. To intensify color, a second coat may be added.|
|Dry Time:||1 hour|
|Cleanup:||Soap & Water|
|Coverage:||100 sq feet|
|Coats:||One Coat color. To intensify color, a second coat may be added.|
|Recommended Uses:||Ideal for small projects, unfinished furniture, cabinets, doors and trim. Not for use on floors.|
|Colors:||Tintable to 200+ colors|
|Availability:||Available in all 50 states|
- Start with bare or stripped wood that’s clean and dry.
- For best results, start with a medium grit sandpaper, and increase the grit as you go, finishing with #220 as final sand. Remove sanding dust.
- Apply Minwax® Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner – especially on soft woods – for best, even color.
- Pre-test color on a hidden spot to make sure you like it.
- Stir stain well before and occasionally during staining. Don’t shake or thin stain.
- For best results, apply in the direction of the grain. Use a synthetic pad to remove excess stain, for control and even coverage.
- Wipe away excess stain immediately (within 2 minutes) after application, working with the wood grain to blend lighter/darker areas.
- If happy with color, let dry completely, then apply a protective topcoat. To intensify color, recoat in 1-2 hours and do NOT sand between coats.
- Not recommended for large surfaces like floors due to fast dry time. Use Minwax® Wood Finish™ Penetrating Oil Stain for large projects.
Tintable Colors, Reds
Tintable Colors, Yellows
Tintable Colors, Greens
Tintable Colors, Blues
Tintable Colors, Browns
Tintable Colors, Grays
Tintable Colors, Pastels
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Wood Finish Color Stain Solid different than the Wood Finish Color Stain Semi-Transparent?
They are similar in that they are both 5x thicker than traditional stains for easier application control and less mess. They are both available in three grab-&-go colors, and are both tintable to 200+ colors. What is different is how opaque they are. Semi-Transparent stain allows you to add color to your wood surface, while highlighting beautiful wood grain. Solid Stain offers a more opaque finish that hides more wood grain, but maintains the natural texture of real wood. Solid Stain will give you a more even, consistent color across the entire surface.
The label says to use a synthetic pad for this stain. How does that work?
For best results, we recommend using a high quality synthetic brush to apply a liberal coat of Solid Stain. Within three minutes of applying, use a synthetic pad (similar to those used for paint; not a "stain pad") to remove the excess stain, moving with the direction of the grain. This application method will mitigate differences in pressure and give the most even color.
I really like the Bombay Mahogany color in Minwax® Gel Stain, but I don’t see it anywhere else, and I don’t want to use Gel Stain. Can I have it tinted in Wood Finish Color Stain?
Yes! You can tint any Minwax color in Wood Finish Color Stain!