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Minwax 1 qt. Gloss Polycrylic Protective Finish


1 qt. Gloss Polycrylic Protective Finish

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Product Overview

Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish is a protective top-coat for use on interior wood surfaces including furniture, trim, doors and cabinets. It can be used over bare wood and both oil-based and water-based stains. Polycrylic can be recoated in only 2 hours. Minwax Polycrylic resists damage from abrasion, scuffing, chipping, water, alcohol and other common household chemicals.

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  • Crystal clear finish is ideal for use over light woods like maple, ash and birch as well as over Minwax water based wood stains
  • Covers 125 sq. ft. of wood
  • Gloss finish
  • Protects and adds beauty to interior wood surfaces including woodwork, furniture, doors and cabinets
  • 3 Hour dry time
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Easy water clean up
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can poly be used to fill knot holes in a table top allowed to dry then apply the finish to entir...

Can poly be used to fill knot holes in a table top allowed to dry then apply the finish to entire table top?
Asked by: Woody
That would not be followings good wood finishing practices. No finish, be it paint - oil or latex, stain, oil or solvent based polyurethane are meant to be used as fillers. My recommendation to you would be to borrow from the library or purchase your own book on wood finishing. You will learn a lot about what it takes to obtain quality final finishes.
Answered by: TCardco
Date published: 2017-02-27

Can you use this on outdoor wood ornaments?

Asked by: Tricia
Follow label directions. If it is made for exterior use he label will indicate that fact.
Answered by: TCardco
Date published: 2017-02-27

can this product be applied with a roller? and if so, which type?

Asked by: nycpro
I have Yes. Make sure you do NOT use a foam roller of any type. Doing so will introduce many air bubbles and will result in a very, very rough finish. I have had the best luck using a 100% synthetic brush. I have also had success using a very short nap roller cover and then quickly back brushing the poly to smooth out the coat. DO NOT brush into finish that is beginning to set up. Follow label directions.
Answered by: TCardco
Date published: 2017-02-27

can you use this on kitchen cabinets

Asked by: MC
Sure can, remember surface preparation is key.
Answered by: TjTeru
Date published: 2017-01-31
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Customer Reviews

1 qt. Gloss Polycrylic Protective Finish is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was the first time that I had used Minwax Polycrylic, which I used to finish a custom comput... This was the first time that I had used Minwax Polycrylic, which I used to finish a custom computer desk. I was able to achieve a glass like finish over douglas fir. As with any finish work preparation is absolutely key here; any shortcut will show. My process was simple. 1) sand until paper smooth 2) Apply stain per directions 3) Wipe down the surface until it feels perfectly smooth as before with tacky cloth [important and they're like a dollar; buy several] 4) apply a coat that is thin but still thick enough to appear 'milky' (don't be afraid, apply a lot at first and brush off excess following the grain) 5) after 2+ hours to dry sand with 320 grit until smoother than when you first started. Repeat steps 3 to 5. I applied 5 coats to achieve the glassy surface. I'm sure you can get it in less but my initial surface wasn't 100% perfect. As another reviewer stated a sprayer would work better than a brush, but it is achievable. I used a Wooster 2 in. Polyester Angle Sash Brush that I put in a sandwich bag between coats. My greatest tip would be if you use a brush make sure it's synthetic or a foam brush, and to apply it heavy and fast spreading it out to that final 'milky' appearance. The slightly thicker coat will settle removing all of your brush streaks and the speed will keep it from starting to dry. To give you an idea of speed, I would cover the entire 30" x 84" surface in about 2 minutes tops.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great look Gloss Look Been using Minwax for years. Easy to apply with brush. Dries really quick. There were complaints about foaming up, make sure you don't shake the can. Stir it with a paint stick, shaking it will make it foam up and bubbles. Make sure you wait between coats or you will get white streak in your coating. Let it dry at least two hours then sand with a very fine sandpaper 220 grit to ensure an even finish and proper adhesion of additional coats. Wipe down after sanding to get all the dust off. Three coats is recommended. Final coat wait 3+ hours before handling it and 24 hours before normal use.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sorry to hear people are having a hard time properly using Minwax products. I use their Polycryl... Sorry to hear people are having a hard time properly using Minwax products. I use their Polycrylic high gloss to finish very expensive custom made jewelry boxes ($500 to $1500) and I like everything about it . . . . . except the high cost of course. But the results are excellent. AND . . . . . I spray it using an HVLP Warwick detail spray gun!! If you have a large area to do, throw away your brush and use a wide lambs wool applicator like you see floor finishers use. And streaking can only be due to not stirring the product before use. Visit the Minwax site for tips on using this product. I wouldn't use any other product that is water based. This is a very high quality product, and if you follow directions, you will love the results. Ed Mills Sacramento, Ca.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used this many times I am a licensed contractor. I've used this product many times with no problems. I have also used the water based polyurethane. I've used many Minwax stains too, and I've always been happy with the results.
Date published: 2012-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for smaller projects, not so much for larger ones I bought this stuff to coat a little box I made out of ebonized red oak and maple, since it was just about all I could come up with that wouldn't alter the color of the wood. It does cause slight darkening like practically any finish, but since it's water based it won't amber. Works perfect in that regard, kept the deep blue / purple hue of the ebonized oak from going nearly black like it would have with a polyurethane, and kept the maple looking fresh. The instructions say to put on in at least 3 thin coats. The problem I found for the next project I used it on is that it sets up so quickly that you're guaranteed to get brush strokes unless you really glob it on in thick coats. Also, you can't tip off the coat to get rid of any bubbles that form for that same reason. A propane torch can help get rid of some of the air bubbles. Don't worry if it goes on a bit milky, that will go away as it sets up. For my smaller project it was fairly easy to get an even, thick coat to get that glass-like finish. But for something bigger (in my case a 11"x2' side table top), there's just no way to get it completely even, UNLESS you do two thick coats, ignoring the recommendation that the manufacturer gives of 3. You lose some of the gloss since the pores of the wood can still absorb some of that second coat but at least it looks even and not like a hack job. Epoxy resin is probably the only way to go for getting a super high gloss finish on a larger surface.
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stay away from it - use an oil-based instead This is one of the most temperamental finishes I've used. Poor results and I ruined a table top finish. I must be at blame also, but the instructions are very limited. Had to sand everything again. Don't be fooled by the "water based". It's very difficult to apply, sets in seconds so you don't have any control with overlapping. Difficult to attain good results, and probably needs some tricks for its application. Too late for me to learn them. I applied it over BEHR Premium Plus interior paint. Maybe a conflict between the two? Practice a lot with it or you'll have regrets.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Only use this product if you want a high gloss finish. I used this product to give a table top a protective finish. It works well, but the finish was too high gloss for me. I switched to a satin finish, which I prefer.
Date published: 2013-11-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't dry clear - I HATE MINWAX!!! I am so sick of Minwax products ruining my projects, but they are all the stores seem to carry. I bought this stuff expecting a clear gloss finish, followed all the instructions perfectly, but it dried with milky white streaks ruining my table. I should know better by now,I don't think I have ever been fully happy with a Minwax product, the stains are never represented accurately for color. And beware of the PolyShades product! That will ruin your surface too, streaky and gloppy.
Date published: 2012-07-01
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