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Minwax
1/2-Pt. Gloss Olde Maple Polyshades Wood Stain
Minwax

1/2-Pt. Gloss Olde Maple Polyshades Wood Stain

1/2-Pt. Gloss Olde Maple Polyshades Wood Stain is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 67.
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$9.49
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Model #
214304444
Item #
388421

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Description
1/2-Pt. Gloss, Olde Maple, Polyshade.
Specifications
Specifications
SKU388421
Weight0.500000
UPC00027426214309
Country of OriginUS
Package Width3.0
Package Length3.0
Package Height3.0
Model Number214304444
BrandMinwax
Manufacturer NameMINWAX COMPANY, THE
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible product i am experienced with fit projects. This is the WORST product I have ever used. Very difficult to apply to get uniform surface. Doesn't dry evenly and takes long time to dry. It is worse than a waste of money since I must sand off the mess and start over. Very unhappy with results
Date published: 2020-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome results! I'm a beginner furniture restorer and had asked a fellow office mate what he recommended and he instantly said PolyShades so I wouldn't have to do 2 different steps (according to him, my inexperience would make poly difficult). I read several forums and watched a few YouTube videos before attempting which let me know to sand my heart out to get an even playing field on my old 1920's hutch i was restoring even though PolyShades suggest you can stain without this step. 2 coats later and a have a nice deep color that's even and shiny. I was really worried i'd have streaking since others have complained about this but wasn't a problem at all probably due to the prep i took. Overall would highly recommend and would use again on another project.
Date published: 2020-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage! Difficult to work with! Concept is great but just doesn't work!
Date published: 2020-10-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Results I do a lot of wood refinishing. I keep trying to use minwax products with increasingly poor results. This is one of the worst. The finish went on unevenly, it took forever to dry before I could move to the next step. The color is blotchy across the surface and there are many "picks" and debris in all three coats I applied. The directions say to use steel wool in between coats. I had to sand the whole surface to remove the imperfections. Put on a next coat and all of the trash is back in the next layer. The product did not level properly leaving brush marks. Since the color is in the product, the color is uneven where the brush marks show. trying to work them out as the directions suggest only made the whole area worse.
Date published: 2020-10-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Thick globby mess This product is horrid. I have stained many pieces of wood, always using wood stain and varnish separately. I decided to give modern technology a shot, but boy am I disappointed I did. Polyshades goes on in globs, making it near impossible to apply the thin layer that the instructions require. After two coats, the door I was finishing looked awful. Back to the tried and true method of staining then protecting...
Date published: 2020-10-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Awful Ruined my Project I prefer to do two steps (stain then urethane), but this was the only 'brown hue' product I found from Minwax that doesn't turn select pine orange. The product is pretty thin. Because the urethane also contains the color, any runs will immediately ruin your project, as there's no way to sand the darker color of the run out. Because the urethane sets up so quickly, you can't brush out runs that you see within a few minutes, as that just messes up the finish (and bunches up the color. Even in the places where there were no runs, the coloring wasn't as good as doing two steps. It would just be nice if Minwax showed an accurate color scheme on all types of wood, not just oak.
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenient and lasts I'm a huge fan of the polyshades line. I'm sad to see it get such bad reviews. So I'm going to give a few tips that I think might help others. You can clean your brushes with paint thinner or mineral spirits, but with any oil based product it's a pain and not worth the clean up time in my opinion. I've had great success with even the cheapest brushes on the market. You can stir it or shake it very well - just like paint. I prefer to shake it well. If it's not mixed well you're not going to get an even stain poly mix. So if the color doesn't look right when you start or you can see there's separation between the two, mix again. Keep a wet edge and keep it moving for an even coat, I was easily able to apply it to several feet of wood before it ever becomes tacky. Just like with paint, it's better to do a few thin coats vs a thick one to avoid runs or drips. Wait for each coat to dry, don't ruin your first coat by putting on a second coat too soon. Since the product is thin like water, don't completely saturate your brush, just the tip and wipe the backside against the can so there isn't excess product to drip. Keep the can close to where you are working. I love this product, it has given new life to dressers, a bed, tables, an old desk, windowsills and trim in my home. My favorite shade is American Chestnut, it shows more red undertones in natural sunlight, otherwise it looks like a rich med-dark brown. It's a great match to many of my antique pieces.
Date published: 2020-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always a nice coat. I'm surprised at the poor reviews on this product. I've used Polyshade more than a dozen times always with success. From the photos of these poor reviews I gather lack of preparation for the poor results more than any issues with the product. Also, you have to ensure a dust free environment! But that is also the case of the staining then putting on polyurethane. Maybe those using it are handy at DIY projects and are blaming the product. The only criticism I have is the small selection of shades and I can't find it in gallon cans.
Date published: 2020-08-09
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