Minwax Espresso #273

thisishishouseMay 24, 2014

I was picking up some stain samples the other day and happened to see on the shelf a few different Minwax colors that aren't on their color chart, or even on their website. Are these new colors, discontinued colors, or what? I only remember Espresso, Weathered Oak, and a Gray, but there some others.

Anyone know anything about these? Is minwax just bad at marketing that new colors would appear without any corresponding info on the web, or a press release or anything? I suspect that they're discontinued colors, which is why there's no mention of them.

I'm particularly interested in Espresso. We're looking for a dark brown. Darker than Jacobean, but a bit lighter than Ebony.

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charismagenta64

Other company releases their new product without corresponding announcement or advertisement. It has happened when they want to test if that their product is salable or not. They can phase-out that item anytime.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 12:20AM
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mdp0430

I'm curious what you were able to find out. I can't seem to tell the difference between Espresso and Jacobean on Red Oak...

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 5:05PM
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Sophie Wheeler

It's still Minwax. Who cares? Same crappy quality as the rest of it. Go to a real paint store or woodworkers store and buy decent quality products.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 2:19PM
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jfcwood

I've made samples of the other two colors but not Espresso. You might not see a difference on a smaller sample that would be evident on a whole floor or piece of furniture. I'm guessing that this is between Jacobean and Ebony and maybe a bit less red that Jacobean.

PS There's nothing wrong with the quality of Minwax stain in my experience.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 12:32PM
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mdp0430

For closure's sake, I spoke with Minwax. Espresso is a color offered only at Home Depot. It is Minwax's second darkest color. The most dark is Ebony. I plan on using Dark Walnut.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 8:01AM
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