Make Pretty - Stain Application
We’ll only need one brush for both the stain and top coat. I’m using a 2” Minwax Synthetic brush , designed for quart cans. Because everything is water based, we can just clean the brush with soap and water.
When you start staining, start in the inside, hardest to reach place first and work your way outward. That way you won’t be getting stain on your shirt sleeves as you reach into tight places.
Remember that you will need to wipe excess stain off within 3 minutes, so work in sections, or have someone work with you wiping off stain after you apply it. Apply the stain liberally, brushing in the direction of the wood grain.
After three minutes, wipe excess stain off. Do not allow excess stain to dry on the project.
As you wipe stain off, work stain into lighter areas to blend in for a consistent color.
The color can be deepened by applying an additional coat Minwax Water Based Wood Stain 2 hours after the first coat. Brush on as you did the first coat. No need to sand between coats of stain.
And wipe off excess stain within 3 minutes of application.
I really love how Minwax Water Based Wood Stain in American Walnut brought out the grain of this hardwood oak plywood! Beautiful and so easy!