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Minwax
1-Qt. Classic Black Gloss Polyshades Wood Stain
Minwax

1-Qt. Classic Black Gloss Polyshades Wood Stain

1-Qt. Classic Black Gloss Polyshades Wood Stain is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 69.
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$13.99
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Model #
61495
Item #
782415

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Description
Qt. Classic Black, Gloss Polyshade.
Specifications
Specifications
SKU782415
Weight2.200000
UPC00027426614956
Country of OriginUS
Package Width2.19
Package Length2.43
Package Height1.31
Model Number61495
BrandMinwax
Manufacturer NameMINWAX COMPANY, THE
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Polyshades on pine The species of wood that you are staining makes a BIG difference with this product, as it does with any penetrating stain. If you are working with pine seal it first by applying a coat of clear poly thinned 50/50 with mineral spirits. Let the seal coat dry, lightly sand it with 220 grit paper or a sanding sponge, remove the dust with a vacuum, then apply the polyshades per instructions. Use a soft brush, don't apply too much on one coat, don't over brush it and you will be surprised by the results. Polyshades is basically a tinted varnish and this technique will apply a nice tint to the finish without penetrating the wood pores. A second coat will tint it a little more. You can use the aerosol version if you don't get good results by brushing, but spraying any varnish is a dicey proposition. The overspray is a thin layer of sticky varnish so you must be prepared to deal with it. Once you are satisfied with the tint color apply a couple of coats of clear poly. As with any oil based varnish, sand lightly and vacuum between coats. All varnishes run when applied to vertical surfaces, so keep the coats thin and apply several if necessary. There is no quick and dirty way of applying any type of varnish, so keep that in mind when planning your project.
Date published: 2020-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I bought the classic oak polyshade to use on a kitchen table that I had sanded and toned down the orange by applying a final coat of Antique Walnut. I purposefully used classic oak first because I wanted to not end up with dark brown. The key is to apply thin coats using a really good brush like Wooster or Purdy. The end result was a kitchen table that is a very natural looking light brown with the wood grain showing through underneath. Love this product because you can gradually deepen the color to the one you want.
Date published: 2020-11-20
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
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