275 VOC Compliant PolyShades® combines beautiful wood stain and polyurethane
in one simple step. Minwax® 275 VOC Compliant PolyShades® provides
rich wood color and long lasting protection while enhancing the wood grain.
275 VOC Compliant PolyShades® will reduce finishing time compared
with staining with one product and protecting with another.
raw wood smooth. Sand old finishes lightly to aid adhesion. Remove all
•Surface must be dry and free from wax, grease, and dust. Do not
use over paint, lacquer, shellac, polishes or products containing stearates.
•Pre-treat raw soft or porous woods, such as pine and alder, with
Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner. This will help the wood absorb
the stain color more evenly. Apply stain within two hours of pre-treatment.
Note: This product has been formulated to comply with environmental regulations
that limit VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) content to 275 grams per liter.
It contains higher concentrations of quality resins that lead to a thicker
consistency. Be sure to follow label directions carefully, especially
as it pertains to application and coverage rate.
•Stir well before and occasionally during use.
•Test stain on a hidden area to verify desired color.
•Two coats are recommended for maximum beauty and protection.
•Brush on a THIN, EVEN COAT in the direction of the grain. Be sure
to maintain a wet edge.
•Let dry 8 hours or more, then rub surface with fine steel wool
(grade 000 and finer). Remove all dust.
•Brush on a second THIN coat.
•You may apply more than two coats if you want to deepen the color.
•Drying time may be extended due to high humidity, low temperatures,
inadequate ventilation or if the coat applied is too thick.
Approximately 120-150 square feet per quart.
Use mineral spirits or paint thinner.