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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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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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How much coverage will 1 qt. provide in sq. ft?
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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.
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The downloadable specs say 125 sq. ft per quart. But I think it will vary depending on the type of wood you're using and how much product you end up applying.
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September 8, 2015
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Coverage of this product is approximately 75-square feet per quart.
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Can this product be used on exteror doors

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The specifications state it is for interior use only.
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No, this is for interior use.
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Why does this product not mention the interior use only on the front of the can?

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That would be a question that should be asked of the manufacturer not the company selling the product. My opinion is that most wood staining projects are for interior use. It is always a good practice to read about the product either online or while in the store before purchasing. I've made that mistake several times and have learned to read the directions on the back to make sure it will do what I am Read More
That would be a question that should be asked of the manufacturer not the company selling the product. My opinion is that most wood staining projects are for interior use. It is always a good practice to read about the product either online or while in the store before purchasing. I've made that mistake several times and have learned to read the directions on the back to make sure it will do what I am needing. The Home Depot web site states all that under the Specifications section. Read Less
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Would this product be useful on a quality hard wood such as mahogany or should it only be used with soft woods?

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I used it on my mahogany hall bench before staining it with mahogany stain. Included is a picture out it. The stain is uniform across the whole project.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by No blotches! This worked great! I just wiped it on with an old T-shirt, let it dry, and then applied Cherry stain. No blotches at all! My staircase is gorgeous! If I ever have to stain interior wood, I'll be sure to use this again. March 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. May 4, 2016
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 Really bring out the wood grain I have been using this product for the last three years on all my wood projects. I like the way it brings the wood grain out in the projects. It helps make the stain look uniform. Brings up some of the wood fibers so you can sand them off and get a better smoother finish. Sometimes I just put a finish on top of this because the wood pops after using it. Its fast drying so 1 hour later I can sand if needed and then start staining or applying the finish coat. Nice product and will continue to use it on all my wood projects. February 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Makes a big difference I bought a pine sideboard cabinet and did some homework on how best to stain it. I'm glad I did because using this product saved me from making a disaster of it. The wood was very dry and even with a liberal amount of conditioner applied, it soaked it up quickly. I only needed one coat of stain to achieve the right color I was looking for, and it came out nice and even. There's no way I would have gotten these results without using this product, especially on pine. November 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing results I used this on Oak and it made a large difference. I needed to stain some stairs a dark mocha color. I performed a few tests, when I didn't use this the wood was more red than a dark brown. When I used the pre stain the wood came out almost exactly like the can picture, a nice dark brown. Just followed the directions, let it sit for 15 minutes, wiped off any extra and followed with the stain. Highly recommended if you need a dark rich color. November 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great product I have Drexel dresser that I stripped to the bare wood. And use this on a pecan and walnut finish and it did a excellent job of providing even coverage for staining. It even helped a dark ring blend better that I anticipated. A must if you are redoing furniture. November 3, 2015
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
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