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Minwax Company
Industry Coatings
Founded Brooklyn, New York, United States (1904 (1904))
Founder Arthur B. Harrison
Headquarters Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, United States
Area served
North America
Brands Thompson's Water Seal
Parent Sherwin-Williams
Website minwax.com

Minwax Company is a manufacturer of architectural coatings for the professional and do-it-yourself markets.[1] Founded in 1904 in Brooklyn, NY by Arthur B. Harrison, Minwax has grown to be the #1 brand of stains and clear finishes in the US. It is currently owned by Sherwin-Williams.

The company's motto is "Minwax Makes and Keeps Wood Beautiful."


  1. ^ "Forstmann Little Is Selling Minwax to Sherwin-Williams". New York Times. November 23, 1996. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 

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