Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Keith Not even close to right color
I'm sorry but do not buy this, not even close to the right color on the jar.
May 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ryan Uneven streaks
Very uneven! Would not recommend. It leaves the wood streaky with dark spots.
July 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by M52 One of the Worst Products I've Ever Used!
Several years ago I used this product on all the newly stripped woodwork in my entire house, without a problem. So it was the first thing I thought of to refinish the top only of an ornately carved, previously polyurethaned oak table.
First i used an unopened can from the old stock from the woodworking project. As soon as it touched the tabletop, a zillion bubbles formed. They did not go away as it dried. I ended up applying six coats, trying a minimum of brushing with the recommended natural bristle brush, and sanding each coat off.. The last two or three coats were diluted with paint thinner. Same result each time.
Then I ordered a fresh can. Same problem - bubbles (not as many, but enough to ruin the surface). The new can had another problem - no matter how carefully I applied it with the recommended natural bristle brush, the surface was full of brush marks. This product is a complete wast of time and money.
May 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TGN2012 The reviews are correct, this product is not good
Thought I would give this a try even though the prior reviews told me not to waste my time. Yes, this product is awful and does not do the job claimed or presented in the video. I thought I would try it for $20 all in (with a proper brush etc.) That's $20 you should keep in your pocket. Do not buy this product.
February 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kristin There's definitely a learning curve
Be forewarned, I would never, ever, ever use this product without adding mineral spirits to thin it out! I mixed the Honey and Espresso color for my kitchen table top and thinned by about 10% with mineral spirits, but still got a gloppy, rough, bubbly texture even though I had stripped and sanded the natural wood very thoroughly. After sanding down the first two coats of Polyshades on my entire table top with 320 grit sandpaper, I thinned the product to about 1/3 mineral spirits and 2/3 Polyshades. Then I applied very, very thin coats to to the table and let them dry 24 hours in-between coats. I also sanded the small bubbles that arose in between each coat. Because my table top had already been refinished once, and only had thin wood veneer, a standard stain and polyurethane was not going to be an option for me. This product was the only option I had to keep the table-top "wood" versus just painting the whole table.
It seems to be a labor-intensive process, and this product is not for those looking for a quick-fix, but the color is beautiful and its a great option when traditional stains won't cut it.
August 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by prego26 Good paint
The paint hoes on very well. Seems darker than the actual picture. Turned out very nice for our bathrooms!
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck Works well
Just refinished our living room floor. It is about 400 sq. ft. Follow the directions and be patient. We ended up using three coats, and waited at least 16 hours. It was pretty cool weather, and humidity was high. We didn't sand between coats but we did use a bit of steel wool to help with a few of the bubbles. Excellent product.
February 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy Never again
I'm not a professional, but I've never had such difficulty before. Can't find a paint brush that will apply it any anything, but streaks and globs. The Walnut shade was so dark after two coats it was almost black. Made a heckuva mess of my bathroom cabinet. ..
April 2, 2014