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Minwax 1 qt. Satin Helmsman Indoor/Outdoor Spar Urethane


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)
$16.57 /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.

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  • 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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Customer Questions & Answers

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.
Answered by: keith
Date published: 2017-03-08

can this be used on wood that has a linseed oil coating all ready on the wood.

Asked by: Morewood
Yes. Just give the linseed oil sufficient time to cure. Hope you have used boiled linseed oil because raw linseed oil takes a very long time to cure.
Answered by: keith
Date published: 2016-11-29

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
Hello. Our Hemlsman Spar Urethane doesn't adhere well by itself d to a metal surface. Regards, Minwax Customer Service
Answered by: MINWAX
Date published: 2017-03-09
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Customer Reviews

1 qt. Satin Helmsman Indoor/Outdoor Spar Urethane is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 13.
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 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 5 out of 5 by from Staind Front Door This stuff is great, follow the instructions and you will be impressed. I used their stain and you need the new pre-stain they sell. Makes it go on so much smoother and no "blotching" issues. It is worth the money. I refinished a 18 year old wood exterior door. Sand it well and all will be OK.
Date published: 2016-05-30
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 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 Fantastic product to apply, levels nicely, good open time I'll never use another urethane product, spar or poly, after applying this. This goes on very well, doesn't run and levels nicely leaving no noticeable brush Mark's that I can see. It was easy to go back and brush out the product 1-2 minutes after applying since open time is more than adequate. Product dries to touch in just an hour or so but gave it about a day between coats. Two coats probably would have been plenty, but I easily got three coats on a wooden Adirondack rocker using thin coats of the product and sanding with 220 grit between each coat.
Date published: 2016-06-18
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job I recently restored a couple wooden signs (exterior) and needed a clear coat that protects the paint and wood underneath. That's when I came across this product, which works very well (so far). It forms a plastic coating that's very tough and waterproof. Even after just one coat of this stuff it turns into hard plastic. It dries really fast, so work quickly! And you have to use paint thinner to clean up your brush, or throw the roller away after just one application. This stuff is super sticky... The only real bummer is that it is NOT completely transparent, so whatever is underneath will be stained slightly brownish! My signs had some white and light-blue areas which are now slightly tinted :( I would recommend this product over natural wood finishes, where it should bring out the color in the wood. But then again, you can use it for just about anything, since there is no better product out there (at least not to my knowledge). I would use it again!
Date published: 2015-07-08
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