Model # 613960444

Internet #203274397

Store SKU #672734

Minwax 1 qt. PolyShades Honey Satin Stain and Polyurethane in 1-Step


1 qt. PolyShades Honey Satin Stain and Polyurethane in 1-Step

$1287 /each

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Product Overview

Minwax PolyShades combines beautiful oil based wood stain and polyurethane in 1 simple step. Minwax PolyShades provides rich wood color and long lasting protection while enhancing the wood grain. PolyShades will reduce finishing time compared with staining with one product and protecting with another.

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  • Suitable for application on interior wood surfaces
  • 1 qt. covers 120-150 sq. ft. of wood
  • Satin finish
  • Stain and polyurethane in 1 step
  • Can be used over polyurethane finishes
  • Allows you to easily change the color of your currently stained or varnished wood without stripping or hiding the wood grain
  • 8 Hour dry time
  • Cleans up with soap & water
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Container Size
1 QT-Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)


Aerosol / NonAerosol
Application Method
Coating Product Category
Color Family
Browns / Tans
Dry to touch (min.)
Number of coats recommended
Paint/Stain Base Material
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Key Features
No additional features
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Shellac, Lacquer & Polyurethane
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Time before recoating (hours)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this product be used on hard wood floors with high traffic?

Can this product be used on hard wood floors with high traffic?
Asked by: Rick
Hello. No, the Polyshades is not durable enough to be used on a floor. Regards, Minwax Customer Support
Answered by: MINWAX
Date published: 2017-06-08

What's the difference between varnish and shellac?

Asked by: Cliff
One of the primary differences between varnish and shellac is that varnish cures as it dries, rendering the finish impervious to reapplied solvent. Dried shellac, on the other hand, dissolves readily when moistened with alcohol, lacquer thinner or fresh shellac. A varnish coating is typically heavier than shellac, and usually only one or two coats need to be applied.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-11-23

application brush or spray

Can I spray this product or does it have to be brushed.
Asked by: bob
Yes, but I recommend using a brush. Spraying will leave drips or runs. You can also, use a sponge for smaller jobs.
Answered by: lady
Date published: 2016-08-28

Is this product available in half pints?

Asked by: Frankie
Hi Frankie, it looks like that the 8Oz. PolyShades Honey Satin Stain and Polyurethane in 1-Step (Model # 213964444, Internet # 203274197, Store SKU # 672305) is a store exclusive item and only able to be bought in a Home Depot store. Unfortunately we do not sell it with online stock for purchase. If you are unable to see the store inventory it is most likely either not a stocked item in your area or no longer available for purchase from I would advise you visit or contact your local Home Depot store for pricing and availability. Please follow the steps below to localize your 1. Localize using your zip code (My Store Location: Change) 2. Choose the store where you want to pick up the item (Make this my Store) We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-11-23
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Customer Reviews

1 qt. PolyShades Honey Satin Stain and Polyurethane in 1-Step is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smells!!! I purchased this when I bought wood crates to build nightstands. Thought it'd be easiest as it's 2 steps in one. I did 2 coats in 2 days and let dry outside for a night before bringing one of the nightstands inside. I woke up with the WORST headache ever! I put it back outside with the other one for about 10 days. Now, they are sitting in my living room, can't even bring into the bedroom bc they smell SO bad. Idk what to do. I've lit candles all around, put bowels of baking soda, vinegar and charcoal (all in separate individual containers) all over the shelves to help absorb odor, but nothing is helping. Help!!!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, Rich Color. Smooth Finish So easy to apply. Wash surface, sand lightly, and paint on a coat or two (watch for drips). The results are gorgeous. And, it goes a long way. You will need mineral spirits for clean-up. Made my cabinets look like new!
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not even close to right color I'm sorry but do not buy this, not even close to the right color on the jar.
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A BAD idea Minwax makes stains. Minwax makes polyurethane. In and of themselves they are decent products but that depends on your taste in finishes - rubbed oil or wax - or a surface coating like lacquer or polyurethane. But this product is like putting onions together with ice cream. Just a bad idea. It was impossible to control the product on the wood surface. It dripped and sagged. The color was uneven when applied (and I used the pre-stain conditioner). The directions speak of "tipping" the coating with a natural bristle brush. "Building up the depth of color" your want. Hogwash. It went on like brown paint. It dried too fast to do the "tipping" It turned into a disaster I had to remove and do all over. YUCK. Don't wast your money. And Home Depot... Why do you let a vendor fill your shelves with a product like this?
Date published: 2014-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-02-28
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