APPLYING WATER BASED STAIN
Now you are ready to apply water based stain to the project! In this tutorial, we use Charcoal Gray, but remember that Minwax Water Based Wood Stain comes in 50 different shades, mixed right at your paint counter.
Carefully stir the stain before and occasionally throughout use.
One thing I like to do before getting started, is I like to test the color of stain on a scrap piece of wood, just to make sure it’s the color I want before applying to my piece.
Apply stain with the Minwax Water Based Brush brush, following the direction of the wood grain. These brushes are great, they are not only for water based clear finishes, but also for applying water based stains, a 2 in 1.
Let stain penetrate wood for no longer than 3 minutes and wipe excess stain off with rag. Be sure to wipe off in the direction of the grain.
If you want a deeper color of stain you can wait at least 2 hours and apply a second coat of stain. Remember, no need to sand between additional coats of Minwax Water Based Wood Stain .
After at least 3 hours of drying, your project will be ready for a protective finish.
Use soap and water to clean up your Minwax Water Based Brushso you can use it again when applying Minwax Polycrylic in clear satin.