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Minwax 1 qt. Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner
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Minwax

1 qt. Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner

  • Use to prepare wood for staining
  • Prevents streaks and blotches to ensure a beautiful, even stain
  • Highly rated for fast dry time and ease of use (see reviews)
$11.97 /each

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Product Overview

Prepare wood for staining with the Minwax 1 qt. Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner. The conditioner penetrates the grain of new or bare softwood surfaces, such as pine, fir and spruce, or porous wood surfaces, including maple, alder and aspen. The conditioner prevents streaks and blotches to help ensure a beautiful, even stain.

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  • For application with a cloth or brush
  • Recommended for use on new or bare soft or porous woods, including pine, fir, spruce, maple, alder and aspen
  • Dry to the touch in 15 minutes
  • Apply stain after 15 minutes but after no more than 2 hours
  • Cleans up with mineral spirits
  • Get the right stain for your project - click here for a buyer's guide
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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coverage

How much coverage will 1 qt. provide in sq. ft?
Asked by: Ollie
Can't give you an exact answer since the type of wood will absorb more or less than other types. Soft woods will soak up more of this than a hard wood will. On the Home Depot web site for this product they have a picture of the back label and at the bottom left it states a gallon will cover 500 sq. ft., but it doesn't state for what type of wood that they got this info from.
Answered by: DanInKaty
Date published: 2016-06-04

i didnt use this product before staining and everything came out blotchie the wood is beech and p...

i didnt use this product before staining and everything came out blotchie the wood is beech and poplar how do i remedy this problem
Asked by: buzzard
Hello, Unfortunately, the only way to correct blotchiness is to sand down to bare wood and start over using this product. So that we can better assist you, please contact us at 1-800-523-9299 or by email at http://www.minwax.com/contact/ Regards, Minwax Product Support
Answered by: MINWAX
Date published: 2017-01-20

How long before dry enough to walk on?

How long before dry enough to walk on?
Asked by: LuvinLife
This is not a finish product. This is used on wood first to make staining more uniform and not blotchy or streaked. Then a finish coat of your choosing goes on top of that. To answer your question it dries to the touch in 15 minutes. I personally would wait an hour.
Answered by: DanInKaty
Date published: 2016-12-02

Can this product be used on exteror doors

Asked by: Buzz
The specifications state it is for interior use only.
Answered by: DanInKaty
Date published: 2016-06-13
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Customer Reviews

1 qt. Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A pleasant surprise, not hard to do at all! I had this large sheet of unfinished plywood, and I wanted to make a table top with it. I sanded it well, vacuumed it and wiped it down, and then used this Minwax conditioner to treat prior to staining. It looked so good that I considered using a light stain instead of a darker one I'd made up my mind about earlier! The color came out very nice! It looks more like a stain than a treatment! But it was so easy to use, I'd buy it again for another project! I took some photos, too...
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product works really well to treat soft wood prior to staining. There are fumes released whe... This product works really well to treat soft wood prior to staining. There are fumes released when applying this product. Therefore applying outdoors or in a well ventilated area is recommended.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well if you modify directions on can Let dry totally before finish coats! Instructions say to apply finish coats withing two hours, but I found letting conditioner dry thoroughly produces far less streaky results.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought it, used it, HATE it. This is my third house that I have refinished the hardwood floors in. My last two I loved the results. Yesterday I sanded my living room floor prepared it as I have all 32 hundred square feet of floor I have previously refinished. I read about this product and thought I'd give it a try. I can not wait for it to dry so I can strip the floor again. The stain did not soak in I felt like I was chasing it all over, it would just wipe back off. Never use this stuff.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does what it promises Help me out to get very even finish sad part that my stain it didn't very well
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It's a gimmick, no difference when I didn't use it to when I did. It's a gimmick, no difference when I didn't use it to when I did.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It meets my expectations. It meets my expectations.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Results for Pine I use this whenever I use pine for cheap woodworking projects. It gives a nice, even finish with no streaks or blotches, as long as you've prepared the wood correctly. (No cross sanding, finished with 220 grit, and make sure stain application is brushed on with the grain.) If you've ever tried staining pine without it, you'll know what a difference it makes! No reason to buy the larger can unless you've got a huge project - they're priced the same per ounce. I had a quart for two years in my garage, and it went bad before I had used more than half of it.
Date published: 2014-12-02
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