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MinWax Wood Hardener -- Where is it?

Discussion in 'Kenbo's Chat Room' started by Alan Sweet, May 23, 2019.

  1. Alan Sweet

    Alan Sweet Friendly Wizard Full Member Thread Starter

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    Since Sherwin-Williams bought MinWax, the MinWax Wood Hardener has disappeared. We have a Sherwin-Williams store near us and the sales staff was happy to show off MinWax products, but say they never heard of Wood Harener.

    Is the product dead? Anyone find a replacement?
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    It's everywhere online. Lowes, HD, walmart, Amazon....
     
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    whathesaid Jb weld also makes a wood hardener,not that it will be easier to find but I’m telling you anyway.:lol2:
     
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    I just saw some at Lowe's, home depot, at least around here, stopped carrying Minwax products....
     
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    When Minwax was purchased by Sherwin William's, Home Depot stopped carrying the Minwax brand as Sherwin Williams is a huge competitor in paints.

    Lowe's, on the other hand, expanded their relationship with Sherwin Williams and carries the Minwax and other Sherwin Williams owned products such as Thompson Water Seal.
     
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    I've used this several times. About 1/2 the $$$ of Minwax.
    Dries clear but does leave a shiny surface. As afar as I can tell about the same as Minwax.

    For some reason I can't leave a link from Amazon
    PC Products PC-Petrifier
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    You have to delete the beginning of the web link on all amazon pages. ----> https://
     
  8. Alan Sweet

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    Lowes said they still carried MinWax, but they were pushing their own wood hardener and were out of MinWax. (At least at the one close to me)

    I tried Rust-Oleum Wood Hardener (Varathane brand). Seems to work a little better for what I use it for. Faster cure time, some what deeper penetration, seems like less surface residue, less expensive,... I'll give this a try for awhile.

    Not sure how it works for stabilizing pen blanks
     
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    I’ve found Ace hardware sometimes carries stuff like that
     
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    I just use shellac at 1-2 lb. Seems to penetrate quite well for turnings.
     
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