It’s been a while since I’ve stained and finished anything. I remember the process being really messy, time-consuming and involving a long wait time between steps. No wonder it took me so long to work on another project! When I heard about a product that was a stain and finish in one, and didn’t involve messy liquids, I wanted to find out how to get my DIY on with a new project!
Here, I’m testing out the Maple finish Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths on a piece of wood, which can be used to hold a bottle of wine and 2 glasses. Check out my DIY Wood Finishing Project below:
Materials you need:
-Piece of unfinished wood or stripped furniture
-Package of Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths
-Clean rag or cloth
Step 1: make sure the surface you’re finishing is clean and dry. Then, lightly sand your project so that the stain/finish sticks well. Next, wipe away the sandpaper bits from your project.
Step 2: Open the package of Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths from the front, remove one cloth, and then close the package again so the cloths won’t dry out. Put on the provided gloves and use a cloth to stain/finish the project. Work in the direction of the grain.
Step 3: Use a clean cloth to remove excess stain/finish from the project.
-Allow 1 hour for drying before you add another coat (optional)
-If adding another coat, use a fresh cloth
-Wait overnight before subjecting the wood to normal use
-For use on indoor wood surfaces
Finishes available: Natural Oak, Maple, Chestnut, Dark Mahogany and Walnut.
My thoughts: I love how easy it was to stain and finish in one quick step! I can’t believe how far one cloth goes. The package has a 50 sq. ft. coverage (which is is a lot!). I really like the Maple finish I used:
I was having so much fun using the Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths that I started a second project:
This easel was unfinished, so I used the same cloth as I did on the other project, to see how far it went. I’m planning on adding some paint to part of this—new DIY project coming soon.
Minwax sent me everything I needed to create the wine bottle/glasses project, as mentioned in the “materials you need” section.