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How to Finish With Minwax Antique Oil Finish

An oil finish can restore antique wood furniture or give older wood furniture new life by bringing out its natural luster. Minwax is a company that sells protective finishes and stains for wood furniture and hardwood floors. Minwax Antique Oil Finish is a stain-resistant protective finish with an oil base. It is used on finished or unfinished wood. Proper application of this finish requires two or three coats with a cloth or brush.

Step 1

Sand the furniture piece until its surface is smooth throughout. Wipe off any dust with a cloth dipped in mineral spirits, a high-grade solvent.

Step 2

Pour a liberal amount of Minwax Antique Oil onto a cloth or brush and apply in in the direction of the wood grain until you have coated the entire piece of furniture.

Step 3

Wait five to 10 minutes and buff the wood with a clean cloth.

Step 4

Apply a second coat of Minwax Antique Oil Finish 24 hours after the first coat and repeat the buffing process.

Warnings

  • Do not use Minwax Antique Oil Finish on floors.
  • Removing old paint through scraping, sanding or by any process that creates dust or fumes could expose you to harmful lead. Use a respirator or other protective equipment. Contact the National Lead Information Center for additional information.

About the Author

Sampson Quain is a screenwriter and filmmaker who began writing in 1996. He has sold feature and television scripts to a variety of studios and networks including Columbia, HBO, NBC, Paramount and Lionsgate. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting from the University of Southern California.