Minwax interior stain used outside by accident.

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Anonymous Staff asked 4 years ago

I stained my fence a red mahogany 225 color using Minwax stain. When I was done & throwing away the cans I noticed it said “interior use only”. Will this affect the stain on the fence in the future? Especially wear and tear?

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crowderpainting Staff answered 6 years ago

The stain will burn off from exposure to the sun and wash off from rain and/or snow. This stain is designed to be protected with a clear coat; varnish, polyurethane, etc. At this point just let the stain weather until it is either gone or turns powdery, then wash off with a pressure washer and restain with a good semi-transparent exterior wood stain.

Anonymous Staff answered 3 years ago

I did the same thing 🙁

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