Can Minwax stain be used on floors?

Can Minwax stain be used on floors?

Minwax® Ultimate Floor Finish works well for any hardwood floor and is ideal for light colored woods like maple and over light colored stains. Its water based formula makes it lower in odor than solvent based products and there is easy clean up with soap and water.

Can I use Minwax PolyShades on stairs?

I followed the wise suggestion of staining every other stair, using Minwax Polyshades in Mission Oak. I used a natural bristle brush to paint the stain on, and then a rag to wipe it off. It looked great after the first coat.

Is Minwax PolyShades oil or water based?

POLYSHADES WOOD STAIN – Minwax PolyShades is an oil-based wood stain and poly in one. It enhances wood grain by combining beautiful, rich color and long-lasting polyurethane protection in one easy step.

Do you sand PolyShades between coats?

Before applying the second coat, sand with the 220 fine grit sanding paper – very lightly! And then remove sanding dust and apply the second thin coat as you did the first coat. Additional coats can be added to deepen the color.

Do you have to sand before using PolyShades?

Sand the surface of your wood-finished object lightly with sandpaper. Doing so will create an adhesive surface that is more receptive to the PolyShades finish. Remove all sanding dust from the surface of the object. Be sure that the surface is entirely dry before proceeding.

Can I use Minwax polyurethane on floors?

Yes. Minwax® Hardwood Floor Cleaner can be used on surfaces such as laminates and pre-finished floors in addition to hardwood floors.

Which finish is best on hardwood floor?

What is the Best Finish for Hardwood Floors? Polyurethane is the most popular finish for floors. It’s tough enough to handle constant traffic and is resistant to almost everything. There are two types of polyurethane finish: oil-based (solvent borne) and water-based (waterborne).

Does Minwax PolyShades penetrate wood?

It does not penetrate the surface, and the varnish diminishes its transparency. The result of using this stain is a muddy, streaky surface on the wood. Yet these stains are used by many, because it is believe that time and money are being saved.”

Can you use PolyShades on bare wood?

If the wood you are refinishing already has a clear protective finish, you need to test for adhesion before applying PolyShades®. A few simple rules to keep in mind: PolyShades® will work over stained wood (meaning it does not have a clear protective finish) or wood topcoated with a polyurethane-based finish.

Is it better to brush or roll polyurethane?

Don’t use rollers or foam brushes—they create bubbles. Your brush will be easier to clean, and will go longer between cleanings, if its bristles are dipped first in mineral spirits, if you’re using an oil-based poly, or in water, if the finish is water-based.

How long after polyurethane can you walk on floors?

Water, and essentially all liquids, can also damage your new floors. Thus, it’s best to wait until all coats have been applied and dried before walking through the room. After that final coat, your floors should be off-limits for 24 hours. This is the only way to avoid any damage.

How long does it take Minwax polyshades to cure?

6 hours
Allow the Polyshades® to dry for 6 hours between coats. Be sure to stir the can thoroughly before you use it, and again occasionally during use. Apply the product with a good quality, natural bristle brush, and move the brush in the direction of the wood’s grain.