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.|
|Availability:||Available in all 50 states|
|Colors:||Tintable to 200+ colors|
- 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
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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!