Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Apples Great Product
This is by far the best varnish for floors. (I've used Varathane and Fabulon for example, which are good-this is better). Far easier to use and get a good result. Gives a much better finish than water based. (Okay, so that makes it a little harder to clean your brushes, but compared to this varnish, you are just wasting your time with water based anyway.) Two coats usually is enough. Hard and durable. I don't understand bad review, must have been some incompatibilty with previous varnish or the wood. I've used on pine floors, and chestnut and sassafras trim and stairs. 100% satisfied with no reservations.
October 16, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Moes DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIMING SANDING AND STATING IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO USE THIS AS ACOT
Buyer be a ware, I have spent 10 days sanding , staining , only to be ruined by this product , in ppoint hear are the issue
1- its very thick out of the can as some stated so stair, making it very hard to apply, and level
2- it create its own bubbles , as I looked carefully when I applied it and their was none, once its dry sort of( it never really dry) , you could see the fish eye bubble every where
3- it takes 21 days to dry ( NOT 4 or 12 hours)
just give the money to harmless you would be better off
January 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by handytb worst poly i've ever bought
if you want to waste you time and money this is for you! i've got 2 bedrooms in my living room thinking it would only take 4 to 5 days to do my floors as always its been 9 days and i've still got a big gooey mess. today i'm stripping off and re sanding to start over with a fast dry poly.
February 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brianlovesdiy Refinishing Hardwood Floors
Product worked great on old oak hardwood floors. I had previously refinished with a different brand of water based finish but the wood just kept sucking it in. With this poly finish it truly only took 2 coats and dried quickly even though the house was about 60 degrees and the manufacturer recommends the house be in the 70's. The only thing I would recommend is that you buy more than you need. I was finishing about 400 square feet and it took one and a half gallons to complete both coats, even though the can says that one gallon will cover 400-500 square feet. Another plus: I didn't have to buff the floors between coats or after the final coat.
April 15, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chi97 Avoid the high build!
I did my whole house with this product, all the doors, base, trim, etc.
I've worked with Minwax products for years and the results with the high build were simply awful.
The dust collects in the finish like nothing I've ever seen. The finish is inconsistent (mix this product thoroughly then go back and mix it again!)
October 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldiebulldoggie awesome results
great produxt with great results, you need to prep and sand according to manufacture spec, i used denatured alcohol to clean wood before and after sanding also used a taack cloth before applying coats, extremely important that when applying coats to be in a warm dry area ( no dust ) so i move the wood around and only apply poly in clean area, used 220 grit between coats vaccum off wood denatured wood tack cloth wood then applied i used a foam roller cover to apply, waited 5 minutes the used the foam roller cover to wipe off any access poly results perfect no drips no bubbles no grits....to save roller covers without cleaning them wrap in saran wrap this keeps the rooler clean and moist so you can use again without having to clean them then when finished toss away lol you can also use saran wrap on the pan the polyurethane in the pan will not dry up or harden it will be as fresh as if you just poured uit in the pan .
May 1, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by indigojoe really thick and harder to work with compared to other poly for floors
Product took days to dry and was very thick and tacky right out the can. Hard to spread nice even coats. I think because of the viscosity it created a lot of imperfections.
June 12, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by davocal1 Love Minwax, but not this stuff!
This is the first Minwax product I haven't liked. I bought a 'Satin' finish, but it's super glossy!
I'm finishing an antique rocker and this product takes far too long to dry, which allows for dust to settle into the finish.
With the gloss sheen this product has, every grain of dust stands out. On lighter finishes, that might not be an issue, but I have a darker finish. Now I'll have to go and get their fast drying product. At least I know that stuff drys and Satin means Satin!
December 16, 2011