How to Remove Minwax

Minwax is a significant manufacturer of wood finishing products, including wood stains, and also an unpleasant situation in coping with wood stain is finding that the colour imparted by the blot is unsightly. Unlike paint, wood stain penetrates the wood, therefore it is not easily coated. However, it isn’t necessary to sand off the entire surface of wood to eliminate a Minwax stain. Some sanding is essential, but using solvents can minimize the amount of sanding you need to do.

Dip a clean cloth into a container of a proper solvent, such as mineral spirits or paint thinner. Rub the solvent into the timber, using brief circular motions. Continue refreshing the cloth so it is always wet, and if the cloth becomes impregnated with blot, replace it.

Permit the wood to dry for several hours (or overnight, if more convenient) as soon as you believe you’ve removed most of the blot. Look carefully at the wood once it is dry to establish if the majority of the stain is out. If only a faint trace remains, continue to Step 3. Otherwise, repeat Steps 1 and 2.

Sand the wood using a handheld rotary instrument equipped with a 120-grit sanding disc to eliminate the remaining Minwax stain from the timber.

Wipe the grainy, stained sawdust out using a tack cloth

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