Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RonnieDawes Good Value
The people giving this product bad reviews probably didn't apply this product properly.
I use this product extensively at my work to protect woodwork and painted woodwork.
It holds up to the constant battering from the public, and cleans up easily.
My only complaints is that it builds a little too much, I wish they had a "thinner" lower solids product for low-buildup finishes. And as another reviewer complained, it is glossier than one would expect. The satin is basically semi-gloss. Wish they had a flat.
Would I use it for high-usage areas, no. But this is a GREAT product for picture frames, small furniture, add a clear coat over cabinets, etc.
Wish they sold it in 5's!!!
April 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by namvette68 I cannot complain
I needed a product with a satin finish that would dry very quickly. I chose Polycrylic after reading the label. I sanded my yellow pine as directed, and applied a coat to both sides, including the tongues and grooves. The next day I sanded the face side with 220 and applied a second, fast drying coat. I am thoroughly happy with the result. The planks will be the ceiling in my "shed" AKA piano room. I let them dry for another day and worked on the A/C system. I have 2 more planks coming for spares, but I am sure they will come out fine. They say a gallon covers 300 square feet. I got much better than that from the gallon I purchased. I have no problem with grain not showing, or it being too glossy. I think the product worked excellently for a brush on application.
June 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Review Scraches easy
Does not protect. Used it on the inside window frame/ bench. Very dissapointed. It can be scrached with finger nail!
July 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by devo disappointing result
I thought I'd try this water-based clear finish for an Ikea unfinished table. Eight (yes, 8!) coats later and the result is nowhere near what I'd get with an oil-based finish. And I followed instructions, sanded between coats...then I just gave up.
July 9, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by James dulls the look of the grain
Good product if you must have something that dries fast with low odor. But, if you want to see the grain of the wood, it dulls it quite a lot...not nearly as good looking as poly or laquer, in satin or clear...or flat for that matter.
April 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by berrywine101 great product
easy to use, dries fast, durable, easy clean, doesn't change wood color. Satin has just the right amount of shine, between flat and semi gloss, not too shiney. A little pricey though.
November 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Paul satin is not satin
For the fifth time, I bought a gallon of clear satin and ended up with a semi-gloss. Miniwax must frequently mislabel their product.
May 9, 2013