250 VOC Compliant Wood Finish™ is a penetrating oil-based wood stain
that can be used to enhance any wood surface. This low-VOC stain has been
matched to the standards of the traditional Wood Finish™ line so
that your finished results are the same, beautiful, consistent color that
you are used to.
the wood in the direction of the grain, first using medium grade sandpaper
(#120) and working your way to fine-grade (#220). Remove all sanding dust
•Pre-treat soft or porous woods such as pine, maple, alder and birch
with Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner. This will help the wood evenly
absorb stain color. Apply stain within two hours of pre-treatment.
PREPARATION & COLOR TESTING:
Minwax® Wood Finish™ labeled “250 VOC Compliant”
is not compatible with other Minwax® Wood Finish™ stains. Do
not mix other Wood Finish™ stains with stains labeled “250
•Stir stain thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
• Test stain on a hidden area to verify desired color.
• To lighten any Minwax® Wood Finish™ color labeled “250
VOC Compliant”, add Minwax® Wood Finish™ 209 Natural labeled
“250 VOC Compliant”, to the mixture prior to staining.
NOTE: This product has been formulated to comply with environmental
regulations that limit VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) content to 250
grams per liter. It contains higher concentrations of quality resins that
lead to a thicker consistency than ordinary stains. Be sure to follow
label directions carefully, especially as they pertain to application
and coverage rates.
•Apply stain the direction of the grain with a brush or clean cloth.
• Let the stain penetrate a maximum of 5 minutes to ensure you achieve
the desired color.
•Remove excess stain with a clean cloth. Wipe in the direction of
the grain, while blending light and dark areas to obtain uniform color.
•To darken color, apply a second coat after 12 hours, repeating
application directions of first coat.
•Dry times may be extended due to high humidity, low temperatures
or inadequate ventilation.
a minimum of 12 hours, apply a clear, protective finish such as Minwax®
Fast-Drying Polyurethane, Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane or after
24 hours, apply clear Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish.
•Water cleanup clear finishes such as Minwax® Polycrylic®
Protective Finish should not be used over Minwax® Wood Finish™
250 VOC Compliant Red Mahogany stain.
Approximately 500 sq. ft. per gallon.
Use mineral spirits or paint thinner.