We recommend MinWax® brand stains when applying our epoxy coatings over a stain. They are widely available and we have tested them for compatibility with our products.
Apply the stain per the manufacturer’s instructions, letting the stain thoroughly cure for 7 days. Uncured oil deposits present in the stain can act as points of contamination and cause the epoxy coating to separate, crater or fisheye.
Using MinWax® brand stains and the related instructions is our OFFICIAL recommendation for success applying our epoxies over stain. If you would like to use another brand stain, test for compatibility with our products.
MinWax is a registered trademark of Sherwin-Williams.