I plan to use Minwax pre-stain conditioner. If I understand the directions I can apply stain within 30 minutes after wiping off the excess. I wonder if I could wait longer --like up to 10 hours.
Yes, you can wait longer---
after 10 hours will be be fine.
The instructions--- ''...can apply stain within 30 minutes...''
means you don't have to wait an ''hour or more'', to apply stain over the conditioner.
This is what I do but I dont use the conditioner but alote of foulks do but I put my stain on and and wait to the next day I put on a coat of ploy but the conditioner socks in to the wood and make's it easyer to stain
George read this link your question will be answeredhttp://www.minwax.com/wood-products/preparation/minwax-prestain-woo...
Min-Wax product is effective.
Applying it, contributes to a more evenly stained end result.
It's a great product, for it's intended purpose.