Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner

Use on soft woods to promote uniform acceptance of oil-based stains.

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Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner prepares bare wood for staining. It penetrates the grain of the wood to promote uniform acceptance of oil-based stains.

  • Treating the surface with Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner helps prevent streaks and blotches by evening out the absorption of oil-based stains.
  • It can be applied over any wood but is especially necessary when working with soft or porous woods like pine, alder, birch, and maple.

Why Use Pre-Stain Conditioner?
Much of the wood used for projects is “soft” wood, such as pine or spruce. But even some hardwoods, like alder or aspen, are porous and tend to absorb stain unevenly. That’s why it’s essential to pre-treat soft or porous woods with Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner to help ensure even stain color penetration and beautiful results.

Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner penetrates the pores of the wood, reducing the amount of stain the larger pores will absorb. This evens out the absorption of stain, preventing streaking and blotching.

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1 Quart, Pallet