Minwax® 222404444 Wood Finish™ Penetrating Wood Stain, Special Walnut (224), 1/2 Pt


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SKU: 10081108
MFG: 222404444


Minwax® Wood Finish™ is a penetrating oil-based wood stain, which provides beautiful rich color that enhances the natural wood grain. It applies easily and penetrates deep into the pores of the wood. Ideal for staining unfinished wood furniture, cabinets, wood door, trim, molding and hardwood floors.

  • Size: 1/2 Pint
  • Color: Special Walnut (224)
  • Applies easily and penetrates deep into the pores of the wood
  • Can be used to add beauty to any bare or stripped wood surface
  • It is ideal for staining unfinished wood furniture, cabinets, wood door, trim, molding and hardwood floors.


  • Application Tool: Natural bristle brush, cloth or foam applicator
  • Location: Interior wood surfaces
  • Recoat: 4-6 hours
  • Dry Time: 8 hours
  • Cleanup: Mineral spirits
  • Coverage: 150 sq. ft. per quart
  • Coats: 1 coat. To darken the color, apply a second coat after 4-6 hours.

Recommended Uses:

  • Unfinished wood furniture, woodwork, doors, hardwood floors, cabinets, accessories.


How long should I leave Minwax® Wood Finish™ on the wood?

  • Allow the stain to penetrate 5 to 15 minutes. The longer the stain is left on the wood, the deeper it will penetrate. For a light tint, just wipe the excess stain off after a few minutes; for deeper, richer color, wait as long as 15 minutes.

Why is it important to wipe off the excess stain?

  • The colorants in Minwax® Wood Finish™ are designed to be deposited in the wood pores, not on the surface of the wood. Any pigments allowed to remain on top of the wood will impair topcoat adhesion – causing the finish to peel.

Is it necessary to sand after the Minwax® Wood Finish™ has dried?

  • No. In fact, we advise against it. Sanding will result in the removal of some of the dyes and pigments in the stained wood. Since Minwax® Wood Finish™ does not raise the grain, no sanding is necessary before adding the clear protective finish.

Can Minwax® Wood Finish™ colors be mixed to create additional colors?

  • Yes, if a desired stain color can only be achieved by mixing two colors, simply experiment with different proportions until the desired color is achieved. Then mix enough stain to complete the entire project to avoid color-matching later.


  • Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and clean up. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.
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