Tips & Techniques
Top Ten Tips
凭借更多种类的产品来改变应用，工具和干燥时间，因此首先需要一点时间阅读说明 - 并始终播放安全的手套和安全眼镜，并提供充足的新鲜空气。
Know the characteristics of your wood
Particleboard absorbs too much stain, veneers sometimes not enough; "paint grade" woods are lower quality than "stain grade" woods and while a stain can change the color of a board, it can't change the grain pattern. In short, ask questions and learn what to expect from any wood you buy.
Use pre-stain wood conditioner
Some ingredients in both stains and finishes settle over time, but shaking will only add unwanted bubbles—and may not mix the ingredients thoroughly. Always stir until all settlement is evenly dispersed.
Foam brushes finish last
Foam brushes are fine for applying Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner and any Minwax® stains, but they don't lay down a smooth final topcoat finish like quality bristle brushes do.
Don't work in the dark
For best results, face the strongest light in your work area so that you'll immediately spot any runs, drips or missed areas while you are staining and finishing. And be sure to work in a well-ventilated room.
Before recoating an existing finish, make sure the old finish has been cleaned of any oils and wax, is completely dry, and has been scuffed lightly with fine 220-grit sandpaper so that the new finish has something to grip.