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Model # 61500

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1 qt. Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner

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$11.97 /  each


Model # 61500

Internet # 100127213

Store SKU # 459666

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
  • Subject to or will include a PaintCare recycling fee in the following states: CA, CT, OR, RI, VT, MN

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Container Size 
1 QT-Quart 
Application Method 
Cloth or brush 
Mineral Spirits 
Dry to touch (min.) 
Interior Paint & Stains Product Type 
Paint Product Type 
Interior Paint/Stain 
Primer required 
Recommended use 
All wood types 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. December 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by its like making a blurry picture clear If you are really into your wood work, you will not be sorry you used the prestain. Like others have said (especially on softer woods). It will add a lil bit of a rich color to light color wood even though it is not a stain, but when used with light colored wood & light colored stain it adds a richness to the final finish & looks amazing. The main pourpose of this product is to open the pores of the wood to let the stain absorb better & evenly. It does make a huge difference if you really appreciate the apperiance of the grains/knots of wood products. Simple to apply, brush or cloth & within a few minutes you can apply the stain of your choice. Its like making a blurry picture clear February 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very easy to use This was my first try at refinishing my hardwood floors so I wanted to make sure I did them correctly to get the best results. This product is very forgiving. I had no issues applying this product. I used a large paint brush recommended for stains and varnish and worked very well. Next time, I will use a roller only because my next floor project is 30' by 15'. I would recommend this product. May 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good product, avg coverage, odor When it comes to staining plywood, this product is a must. However, it has odor and the coverage is not great. The coverage is good on solid wood though. I would not use this product without a niosh mask even outdoors. March 20, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by must have for staining soft woods i use this when staining soft woods, it keeps the blotchy effect away and it helps give a consistent color on your entire piece of wood. works with oil and water based stains, how ever if you have a gel stain available you would not need this product. May 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to apply. Although it was easy to apply, I can not verify that it actually improves the quality of the stain finish. I just did not want to take a chance. December 10, 2013
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