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Minwax 1 qt. Satin Helmsman Indoor/Outdoor Spar Urethane
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Minwax

1 qt. Satin Helmsman Indoor/Outdoor Spar Urethane

  • Formulated to protect wood against nature's toughest conditions
  • Forms a protective barrier against rain and moisture
  • Highly rated for fast dry time (see reviews)
$1657 /each
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Product Overview

The Minwax Helmsman 1 qt. Satin Spar Urethane is suitable for interior and exterior application. It provides a protective finish for wood surfaces that may be exposed to sunlight, water or temperature changes. This product contains UV blockers to resist damage caused by the sun to keep your wood surfaces looking pristine.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • Protective, clear finish for interior or exterior wood surfaces that may be exposed to sunlight, water or temperature changes, such as doors, furniture, window sills and bar tops
  • Formulated for an easy application with a synthetic or natural bristle brush
  • Recoats in as little as 4 - 6 hours and dries to the touch in approximately 24 hours
  • Oil-based formula forms a barrier against rain and moisture to protect the wood
  • Satin finish enhances the natural beauty of the wood
  • Provides up to 125 sq. ft. of coverage
  • Contains UV blockers to protect against fading and graying
  • Special oils allow the finish to expand and contract with the wood as the seasons and temperatures change
  • Get the right stain for your project - click here for a buyer's guide
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 QT-Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
125

Details

Application Method
Brush
Coating Product Category
Stain
Dry to touch (min.)
1440
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Number of coats recommended
2
Paint/Stain Base Material
Oil
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Key Features
No additional features
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Shellac, Lacquer & Polyurethane
Sheen
Satin
Time before recoating (hours)
4
Transparency
Transparent

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
NA

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is it possible to apply this with a cloth?

Is it possible to apply this with a cloth?
Asked by: BF
Hello. Applying our brush-on products with a cloth will smear the finish and provide an uneven sheen. We do not recommend to do this. Regards, Minwax Customer Support
Answered by: MINWAX
Date published: 2017-05-16

Can this be used on metal surfaces? I have a table I would like to use outdoors and it has metal...

Can this be used on metal surfaces? I have a table I would like to use outdoors and it has metal legs that may rust if not protected.
Asked by: Pam13
I can tell you my experience. I used this product in the spray form to apply a protective finish on an exterior metal door, which had been primed with an oil based primer and then painted with an oil based white gloss enamel. The door is exposed to direct sunlight for 6 to 8 hours per day. After one season, the topcoat turned yellow. I have to sand the door down, reprime, repaint and hope for the best. Perhaps a darker colored door would not have yielded such a drastic change in color.
Answered by: Hank
Date published: 2017-03-26

I put it on my newly stained door why did it turn my door orange

Asked by: lee
Will this make a solid unfinished pine door look good without staining it? Most of my doors have an orange tint (built in 1957) Thanks
Answered by: frocco
Date published: 2017-03-03

is this a water base item, suitable for outdoor use?

Asked by: 007
No it is oil-based. It also has limited UV resistance. http://www.askhlm.com/Articles/ArticleViewPage/tabid/75/ArticleId/26/Paint-On-A-Clear-Finish.aspx
Answered by: keith
Date published: 2017-03-08
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Customer Reviews

1 qt. Satin Helmsman Indoor/Outdoor Spar Urethane is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spar Urethane I checked for a topcoat that would help protect a oak table I was redoing plus endure the abuse it would need too handle, so this product met what I needed. I read online and on the label that the product would yellow light colored stains/wood. This project I did was a dark color so the yellowing was not noticeable. The urethane spread rather easily with a natural bristle brush, much better than a synthetic bristle brush which was more difficult to spread with less coverage. Natural bristle brush had a much better coverage and cleaned up better also. Put 2 coats on and used a 220 grit sandpaper to prepare the surface for another coat and it was great for the end result. The table looks brand new and the topcoat is noticeable and helps it "pop".
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stuff looks great! If you actually read the back label on the can it states very clearly that it ... Stuff looks great! If you actually read the back label on the can it states very clearly that it will have an amber/yellow hue when it dries and to not use it on any light colored woods. I guess people who complain about it yellowing their project should of read the entire label. I add 5-10% paint thinner to help with leveling and to slow down dry times just a little bit and this stuff works beautifully. Will absolutely buy again!
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a urethane junkie. I love the look of wood and preserving the natural look of beautiful wood... I'm a urethane junkie. I love the look of wood and preserving the natural look of beautiful wood. This stuff has been my urethane of choice for many years. I'm not someone who applies 2 coats I apply more like 20 coats. I like wood projects and I lightly sand after every few coats with 400 grit sand paper. It always comes out looking beautiful.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Will not cover anywhere near 125sf This product claims to cover up to 125 square feet per quart but I used 3/4 of a can just on one side of a 32 square foot sheet of plywood with just one coat. I am using this product to hopefully waterproof boat decking so I will write another review on how it holds up at another time.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff. I would not use anything else Great stuff. I would not use anything else
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased. Resulted in a beautiful, hard, honey gold finish on beadboard. Used 3 coats with sa... Very pleased. Resulted in a beautiful, hard, honey gold finish on beadboard. Used 3 coats with sanding. Purchased 4x8 sheets of pine faced bead board at Home Depot for use in a porch ceiling. Preferred a natural wood finish. First primed back of the boards with Zinsser Bullseye interior/exterior. This will help block any moisture or staining from above the ceiling and help manage board expansion from changing humidity. Even without leaks dirt and discoloration (accumulated dirt, bug droppings, etc.) can migrate through an unprimed board over time. For front side I initially did light, easy, all-over sanding of the boards with a 120 grit sanding sponge to remove obvious mill fuzz that is all over the surface. Used a 5" brush to coat entire board, waited 24 hours, did light sanding with 220 grit to remove the stipples and remove gloss. Second coat, wait 24 hours, 220 sanding. Then applied final coat. Waited full 24 hours before handling. I was really pleased with the results and I'm sure the boards will look great on the porch ceiling. Finishing the boards before installing on a ceiling makes the job way easier. Any nicks or scratches from installation can easily be touched up with a little brush. WARNING: Wear splinter resistant gloves when handling the boards! The lap edges have many and sometimes long splinters that will get you. I didn't wear gloves and while sanding managed to run a big long splinter through a finger. I almost aways wear gloves but got careless. Wear the right protection and paint in well ventilated area to avoid the fumes. Take your time with the job and the results will be good.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its sticky, its wet, but oh man does it look good. If you don't use a pre-stain you may need 2 c... Its sticky, its wet, but oh man does it look good. If you don't use a pre-stain you may need 2 coats for the glorious shine.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great results for outdoor wood protection I used this product to protect wooden rocking chairs that I stained with a dark stain. They sat out on a front porch all summer and held up great. Maybe it does dry yellow but over a dark stain I couldn't tell. The rocking chairs were in dire need of stain and protection and this brought them back to life. I will probably add another coat in the spring just for added protection but probably wouldn't need to. A good investment to save a pair of wooden rocking chairs! I would give it 5 stars but can't compare to other brands which could be better or worse.
Date published: 2016-01-14
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