Is there a water based Minwax stain?

This penetrating water-based stain opens up a world of possibilities in just one wood-grain-hiding coat. Ideal for small projects, unfinished furniture, cabinets, doors and trim. For interior use only.

Is water based stain good for exterior?

Some water-based product manufacturers claim their stains are more resistant to UV rays than their oil-based counterparts, and therefore last longer without maintenance. However, most water-based stains I’ve used in exterior applications don’t last as long as oil-based products.

What Minwax stain has green undertones?

Poplar has green undertones. White Oak has the most neutral undertones. To give each wood the best chance at sporting stain, we started our study with Minwax’s Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner. Treating raw wood with conditioner helps prevent streaks and blotches by evening out the absorption of oil-based stains.

How do you use Minwax water based stain?


  1. Stir Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner well, before and during application.
  2. Do not thin.
  3. Apply using a brush or cloth in the direction of the wood grain.
  4. Allow product to penetrate for 1 to 5 minutes.
  5. Wipe away excess conditioner with a clean, dry cloth.

Can I use Minwax stain outside?

Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane is specially formulated as a protective clear finish for exterior or interior wood exposed to sunlight, water, or temperature changes.

Is oil or water based stain better for exterior?

If the wood is going to be in direct exposure to wind, rain, and sunlight, an oil-based stain is the best choice. This is because it is more durable than a water-base and will provide a more complete protective layer against these elements.

How do I know what undertone my wood is?

One of the easiest ways to spot the undertone of the wood stain is by comparing hardwood of the same shade, with different undertones. The different intonations will come to light easily using this method.

Do you have to seal water based stain?

Always seal General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain, General Finishes Dye Stain and General Finishes Enduro Ready-To-Match (RTM) Water Based Wood Stain with 3 coats of topcoat. More coats will not improve durability.

What is Minwax water based wood stain?

Minwax®Water Based Wood Stain is fast-drying, low odor, and can be easily cleaned up with soap and water. When used with Minwax®Water Based Pre-Stain Conditioner, it provides rich, beautiful color results.

Can you mix Minwax with pre stain?

When used with Minwax®Water Based Pre-Stain Conditioner, it provides rich, beautiful color results. * Minwax®Water Based Wood Stain colors are mixed at the paint counter of most home centers and hardware stores. * Minwax®Water Based Wood Stain is not recommended for large surfaces, such as floors.

What is Minwax water based conditioner?

Minwax® Water Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner Helps prevent streaks and blotches by penetrating the wood to promote uniform acceptance of water-based stains. Minwax® Polycrylic™ Protective Finish A clear finish topcoat in a water-based formula that offers protection along with fast-drying times.

Can you use Minwax on hardwood floors?

Note:Minwax®Water Based Wood Stain is not recommended for use on floors. COVERAGE:Approximately 100 sq. ft. per quart. CLEANUP:Soap and warm water. Colours The colours shown are for reference purposes only.