1 coat. For a deeper color and sheen, wait one hour and apply a second coat. After 1 hour, the surface is dry to the touch. Wait overnight before subjecting the wood to normal use.
Allow it to penetrate for 5-15 minutes, then wipe away the excess with a cloth. In fact, for highly absorbent woods, you can then apply a second coat, wait, and wipe away the excess again. After you apply the Conditioner, apply the stain within two hours. Also, consider using MinwaxÂ® Gel Stain.
I have found that extra coats of stain really don't change the colour as. . I suspect a lot of new woodworkers will continue to use minwax, and .
I'm learning the hard way to use a pre-stain conditioner (Minwax). not be expecting to meaningfully darken the color with the second coat.