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                                      Wood Finish Water-Based Semi-Transparent Color Stain


                                      Minwax Wood Finish Semi-Transparent Color Stain is a penetrating, water-based stain that opens up a world of possibilities with 200+ tintable color options in just one wood-grain-enhancing coat.

                                      • One coat color
                                      • Dries in 1 hour
                                      • 5x thicker for easier application*
                                      • Color that showcases wood grain.

                                      *when compared to traditional oil-based stains

                                      Product Details

                                      Sheens: Semi-Transparant Water-Base
                                      Application Tool: Clean rag or synthetic brush
                                      Location: Interior use
                                      Recoat: One Coat color. To intensify color, a second coat may be added.
                                      Dry Time: 1 hour
                                      Topcoat: Minwax Polycrylic
                                      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


                                      Instructions for using Minwax Wood Finish Water-Based Semi-Transparent Color Stain.

                                      1. Prep

                                      • 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.

                                      2. Stain

                                      • 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.
                                      • 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.

                                      3. Protect

                                      • Finish every project with a clear protective topcoat like crystal-clear Minwax® Polycrylic or warmly ambering Minwax® Fast-Dry Polyurethane.
                                      • For truest color, use Minwax® Polycrylic over light and cool colors, Fast-Dry Polyurethane over warm wood tones.


                                      Packaged Colors

                                      Pure White
                                      Pure White 1081
                                      Tinsmith Gray
                                      Tinsmith Gray 1091
                                      Classic Gray
                                      Classic Gray 271
                                      Barn Red
                                      Barn Red 287
                                      Royal Pine
                                      Royal Pine 1040
                                      Navy 286
                                      True Black
                                      True Black 274
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                                      Tintable Colors, Reds

                                      Blossom Pink
                                      Blossom Pink 1158
                                      Brick Red
                                      Brick Red 1163
                                      Terracotta 1130
                                      Sedona Red
                                      Sedona Red 1152
                                      Copper Brown
                                      Copper Brown 1153
                                      Barn Red
                                      Barn Red 1137
                                      Sangria 1150
                                      Crimson 1147
                                      Aged Burgundy
                                      Aged Burgundy 1164
                                      Burnt Sienna
                                      Burnt Sienna 1156
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                                      Tintable Colors, Yellows

                                      Desert Sand
                                      Desert Sand 1100
                                      Golden Pecan
                                      Golden Pecan 1022
                                      Lemon 1007
                                      Natural 1021
                                      Weathered Oak
                                      Weathered Oak 1042
                                      Gunstock 1151
                                      Sienna 1133
                                      Bisque 1132
                                      Russet 1135
                                      Harvest Gold
                                      Harvest Gold 1011
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                                      Tintable Colors, Greens

                                      Chartreuse 1019
                                      Antique Jade
                                      Antique Jade 1020
                                      Austin Field
                                      Austin Field 1029
                                      Vintage Blue
                                      Vintage Blue 1057
                                      Modest Mint
                                      Modest Mint 1028
                                      Gentle Olive
                                      Gentle Olive 1017
                                      Green Tea
                                      Green Tea 1027
                                      Hunter Green
                                      Hunter Green 1039
                                      Viridian Green
                                      Viridian Green 1037
                                      Royal Pine
                                      Royal Pine 1040
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                                      Tintable Colors, Blues

                                      Colton Blue
                                      Colton Blue 1058
                                      Bay Blue
                                      Bay Blue 1049
                                      Navy 1067
                                      Island Water
                                      Island Water 1069
                                      Slate Blue
                                      Slate Blue 1080
                                      Oasis Blue
                                      Oasis Blue 1047
                                      Skafi Blue
                                      Skafi Blue 1050
                                      Marine Blue
                                      Marine Blue 1060
                                      Denim Blue
                                      Denim Blue 1070
                                      Indigo 1079
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                                      Tintable Colors, Browns

                                      Red Mahogany
                                      Red Mahogany 1144
                                      English Chestnut
                                      English Chestnut 1045
                                      Early American
                                      Early American 1113
                                      Driftwood 1044
                                      Chestnut 1124
                                      Sumatra 1116
                                      Pecan 1006
                                      Raw Umber
                                      Raw Umber 1016
                                      Raw Cocoa
                                      Raw Cocoa 1064
                                      Dark Walnut
                                      Dark Walnut 1126
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                                      Tintable Colors, Grays

                                      Classic Gray
                                      Classic Gray 1082
                                      Silvered Gray
                                      Silvered Gray 1092
                                      Silver Ash
                                      Silver Ash 1073
                                      Oyster Gray
                                      Oyster Gray 1075
                                      Slate 1088
                                      Ebony 1084
                                      Smoked Umber
                                      Smoked Umber 1063
                                      Rowe House
                                      Rowe House 1105
                                      Charcoal Gray
                                      Charcoal Gray 1077
                                      True Black
                                      True Black 1085
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                                      Tintable Colors, Pastels

                                      Simply White
                                      Simply White 1101
                                      Warm White
                                      Warm White 1121
                                      Honeydew 1010
                                      White Frost
                                      White Frost 1071
                                      Pickled Oak
                                      Pickled Oak 1041
                                      Cottage Oak
                                      Cottage Oak 1111
                                      White Elm
                                      White Elm 1061
                                      Platinum 1072
                                      Tinsmith Gray
                                      Tinsmith Gray 1091
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                                      Frequently Asked Questions

                                      How is this different from the Minwax® Waterbased Wood Stain?

                                      Minwax Wood Finish Color Stain is 5x thicker for easier application control and less mess. It is available in three grab-&-go colors, and is tintable to 200+ colors, vs. the 40+ in Waterbased Wood Stain.

                                      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!

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