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Minwax
1-Qt. American Chestnut Satin Polyshades Wood Stain
Minwax

1-Qt. American Chestnut Satin Polyshades Wood Stain

1-Qt. American Chestnut Satin Polyshades Wood Stain is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 65.
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$13.99
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Model #
61375
Item #
782365

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Description
Qt. American Chestnut, Satin Polyshade.
Specifications
Specifications
SKU782365
Weight2.200000
UPC00027426613751
Country of OriginUS
Package Width2.19
Package Length2.43
Package Height1.31
Model Number61375
BrandMinwax
Manufacturer NameMINWAX COMPANY, THE
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great Idea But Don't Recommend It I bought this to refinish a dining room table (pecan) and I stripped the damaged finish and sanded down to bare wood. I have tried 2 thin coats of the Polyshades product but the results are unsatisfying as it is impossible to be consistent with the amount/thickness applied and the result is lighter and darker shadows. I did wet sand between coats with wet 600 waterproof sandpaper and again after the second coat but still the result is blotchy. I am now going to have to sand back down to bare and use a traditional stain and clear urethane finish. I would only suggest this product for small areas or touch ups and not where you want a dramatically beautiful finish as on my dining table top or furniture tops. I hate wasting my time and effort by having to do a job all over again so take my advice and go the stain, then finish route!
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sub-Par I bought this to try and tint a polyurethane finish. After the first application it was so streaky and just a mess to apply. Figured it just needed more coats. After 3 coats it looks horrible! I don't know why this product even exists. You can easily tint a poly finish using a gel stain, which I totally admit I should have done that to begin with. Guess curiosity killed the cat in this case! Otherwise Minwax makes a great finish and I do really like most of their oils stains. Just not the Polyshade and is suggest the company make more gel stain colors instead.
Date published: 2020-07-31
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