Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 5 out of 5Â by djbe3 Minwax Wood Stain
This product is easy to use and not only stains the wood, but penetrates and seals to give a deep, even color. I only used one coat, but more coats can be added to deepen the color. I liked that the drying time was only 8 hours instead of 24 or more. I used minwax polyurethane to provide an extra protection, since I was staining trim pieces for the floor. However, no extra protection is really needed. Also, the polyurethane worked very well over the stain. I used a lint-free cloth to apply the stain and it was so easy. I just let the cloth dry and threw it away--no brushes to clean!
December 31, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Lissa Very close color match
The stain dries to the exact color on the can.... No guessing!
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dct1California Red Mahogany Stain
This stain is really dark if you leave it set too long before wiping off the excess...or worse if you let it dry without removing the excess. I applied it with a brush to a couple table tops and let it set for 10 minutes and then removed the excess with paper towels. The grain still showed through the stain (Clear All-Heart Redwood) and several coats of Helmsman Spar Urethane (Gloss) after the stain was allowed to dry, really brought the beauty of the natural wood grain out and everyone remarks about the fantastic finish of the tables. I'd definitely recommend this stain to anyone who wants to enhance the beauty of fine wood without hiding the grain and natural features.
March 31, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Doug74 Darker but great..
I used the Red Mahogany on the poker table that I built for a friend. The stain is a darker than you can imagine (if you look on the container) and my table looked like an antique furniture due to the darkness.. And as the other reviewers mentioned, it brings out the grains very well.. Overall, very easy to apply and stands out very well..
January 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by s4lori Love this!
Loved this color-- was looking for a bit darker, wanted a very dark cherry, but this fit the bill. The floor finisher said he only likes to use minwax stain, so this was the best color!
September 30, 2013