From Start to Finish
Choose from the options below to get tips, step-by-step instructions and helpful Do’s and Don’ts for every phase of your wood finishing project.
Before You BeginLearn the Basics
Wood SpeciesHelping you choose the wood for your project.
Wood Finishing in 3 Easy Steps
3 Easy Steps to a Beautiful Finish
Since wood pores are irregular, use Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner before you stain to reduce the likelihood of blotchiness.
Staining Interior Wood
Basic tips and advice on choosing and using wood stains.
Guide to Clear Protective Finishes
Protect your project and keep it looking beautiful for years to come.
Tips and Techniques
Polyshades® Color Transformation Guide
Minwax® PolyShades® is an easy way to change the color of your currently stained or polyurethane-finished wood.Learn How to Transform
Wood Finishing How-To
In depth articles on a variety of topics.Learn More
FAQsGet the Answers
Wood Maintenance & Repair
Helpful advice for easy maintenance and repair of all your wood surfaces.Learn More
Top Ten Tips
To wood finishing success.Get the Tips
Wood Finishing Terms
Making easy sense of it all.Look Them Up