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Minwax 1 qt. PolyShades Espresso Satin Stain and Polyurethane in 1-Step
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Minwax

1 qt. PolyShades Espresso Satin Stain and Polyurethane in 1-Step

  • Beautiful oil-based wood stain and polyurethane in 1 simple step
  • Provides rich wood color and enhances the wood grain
  • Highly rated for fast dry time and good coverage (see reviews)
$12.87 /each

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Product Overview

Minwax PolyShades combines beautiful oil based wood stain and polyurethane in 1 simple step. Minwax PolyShades provides rich wood color and long lasting protection while enhancing the wood grain. PolyShades will reduce finishing time compared with staining with one product and protecting with another.

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  • Stain and polyurethane in 1 step
  • Allows you to easily change the color of your currently stained or varnished wood without stripping or hiding the wood grain
  • Can be used over polyurethane finishes
  • Suitable for application on interior wood surfaces
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Get the right stain for your project - click here for a buyer's guide
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Do I have to sand the old chest of drawers and dresser first?

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Yes, sanding is ideal.
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Can this be used on kitchen table? Will it then be waterproof in case of liquid spill?

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Yes, it can be used on the table and yes, it will be waterproof.
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Why can't I use this with a sprayer? I mean who uses a brush anymore?

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Howdy Tara,
While there are Polyurethane in a can it will not have the staying power of this product. Also this product has the stain as an added feature.
If you were to use a product such as this in a sprayer clogging would occur very quickly.
Happy Staining,
Coach Dave
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Will it work on concrete floor

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This will not work.
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1 qt. PolyShades Espresso Satin Stain and Polyurethane in 1-Step is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 69.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't save you time; adds it. As with many others, I hoped to save a step on some simple unfinished oak cabinets for my laundry. They didn't need to be perfect. I tried thick coats, thin coats, light brushing, different brushes. Nope...it goes on badly, leaves brush strokes, covers unevenly, and forces you to sand and re-sand through about three coats to get things fairly consistent. Terrible product. Use standard stain, lots of wiping rags, and then a few coats of poly. Trust me, you will be happier. This is not for the DYI'r looking for something to make life easier.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Saved my time and money on staircase. Okay I did my first staircase. My wife wanted a dark stained tread with white risers and skirts. I stained the first time and it would not get dark enough. Due to improper prep and the filler showing through the stain. I started from scratch. (Sanded it all down and started fresh.) I used a new darker stain which was an espresso 273 from Minwax. BUT because I sanded with too fine a paper. (Found out later.) The stain didn't absorb as dark as my wife wanted. I read on the forums it was not recommended to use polyshades on stairs and floors. But it went on fine and looks better than a lot of professional stain jobs. You can still see grains in the wood. But again it was not recommended so I put three coats of poly over it and its standing up to the beating so far. I dropped a nail gun down the stairs and nicked it. Took some wood glue and sawdust and mixed. Did a repair and then put on some poly and it looks seamless. I know the reason its not recommended for floor and that's because it floats on the wood. So any scratch or gouge will show the true color of the wood. I think I did okay because I already stained twice. (Shrug)
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The worst stain I've ever used. I've used numerous stains, both oil and water based including gel... The worst stain I've ever used. I've used numerous stains, both oil and water based including gel stains (which this is more like than a standard stain topped with polyurethane). I bought this because it was the only black stain my Home Depot had in stock. This product went on tacky, almost glue-like. Uneven. And the brush marks show terribly, despite my using a natural bristle brush, per Minwax recommendation. I tried putting it on with a cloth after I saw how bad the brush marks were, and the result was minimally better. Bottom line, this stuff looks bad, no matter how it is applied. I wish I had not used it on my project.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hmm..I was overjoyed to find a product that combined the protection of polyurethane with a stain.... Hmm..I was overjoyed to find a product that combined the protection of polyurethane with a stain. After testing it however, I must say it's a really disappointing product. It hardly altered the color of the furniture, I had hoped to change, and has a very sticky finish. I'm going to go back to my tried and true method of using a stain and then a polyurethane coating separately. Although the concept of combing both in one product is appealing, the outcome seems to be just a watered down version of a stain, meaning I'd have to apply several coats to get the color I want. As I was hoping to lessen the number of coats applied, this product doesn't work well enough to fulfil that promise and in reality would force me to apply more coats to get the desired effect. Avoid unless you are not hoping to actually see a stain affect but in that case you may as well just use a clear polyurethane!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dries too quickly. Not ideal for large surfaces to be stained. I used a 2-inch brush. When a surf... Dries too quickly. Not ideal for large surfaces to be stained. I used a 2-inch brush. When a surface is fairly large (I was changing the color of a cabinet top), PolyShades dries very fast. It was frustrating to achieve a uniform / consistent appearance across the entire surface because there is little time to "work the stuff" between sections of an area...no time to easily blend/feather. Plus, when there is a vertical portion (where dripping down occurs), by the time you get to remove the drippings, the drips are already dried - if the drips were not dried it would be easy to brush away or wipe away. Plus, HD only sells quarts...smaller hardware stores have pints.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Difficult to work with Very difficult to use...I agree with another reviewer...doesn't save time...adds it! Save yourself some heartache - go the traditional route of stain first then poly. I sure wish I had.
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolutely TERRIBLE I have stained many projects in two steps, First Stain, then Poly. This 2 in 1 seemed like a way to save time. I used this to re finish a hardwood floor for a nursery. The idea of saving a step was great, but it failed miserably. I stirred the can for a few minutes so it was evenly mixed. It seemed like I was painting the floor not staining it. The floor dried very uneven and now it looks like two dark colors of espresso coffee were dumped on my floor and it just looks bad... Some of it's glossy, most of it's not. Baby is due in a week and I may have to start over. Trust me... Stain, then Poly. Never use this 2 in 1. I wont' tell you what my wife said when she saw the finished product.
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than Ever! I must admit. It's been more than 10 years since I used Minwax Polyshades and while it was okay, It wasn't anything spectacular but I bought it anyway to go over some previously finished doors because they were showing a little wear and to darken the color a bit. This is the only product on the market that I could find locally where I didn't have to completely strip the wood so I decided to go with this (again) as I said. What do I think about today's Polyshades? WOW, like night and day! Flows well. Adheres to the surface (following the directions and proper surface preparation of course) almost like good old-fashioned varnish which is near impossible to find. It still needs two coats but it lays flatter and looks way better after each coat than I ever remembered or imagined it would.
Date published: 2016-10-09
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