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Model 63205

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Store SKU #778315

1 qt. Satin Helmsman Indoor/Outdoor Spar Urethane

$16.57 /each
  • 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)

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

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I used linseed oil on pine--two coats--then the spar urethane. It came out very nice, darkened it a bit, and really shows the grain of the wood.
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I would suggest you call Minwax, they were very helpful when I called with my question.
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How warm does it need to be to use this outside?

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April 26, 2016
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It should be about 77 degrees.
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I put it on my newly stained door why did it turn my door orange

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A little hard to answer with the limited info you supplied. Any finish like urethane, lacquer or shellac will strikingly bring out any color the wood has. If the stain you used had an orange pigment the urethane brought that out.
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is this a water base item, suitable for outdoor use?

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Not water based but it is suitable for outdoor use.
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Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Yellowing I used this product on a bench I refinished. I used min wax white base coat stain as per instructions. After reading on label of spar urethane I put a coat on the bench After 24 hrs I looked at the bench it has yellowed bad. I contacted min wax they used every excuse to blame me for the yellowing. That you can't put product over white paint and there white stain isn't for outdoor use. I will never use min wax products again. So to sum it up be very careful about how spar urethane is used on your projects. I would look for another companies product to do the job. August 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. May 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. January 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by False advertising Purchased this to seal a distressed white planked wall. Specifically bought this since it says it dries clear so that I wouldn't alter the look of the wall... I even thinned it out so it wasnt too thick but it still dried yellow. Now I have to redo the entire wall. Horrible mistake trusting this "clear" product. January 6, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Leaves project tinted yellow I purchased this as I had run out of my normal Spar Urethane from a different brand. The reviews of this had typically been pretty solid, plus I like Minwax stains so I figured I'd give it a go. The project I needed it for was painted white. Immediately upon putting this on my project it appeared to be a bit "dirty" where I had stained. Knowing that things can dry differently than they look while wet, I figured it would dry clear. Instead it dried and left the project with a slightly yellowish tint. Luckily the project was distressed, so it didn't affect the overall look, but if I needed to maintain the color, this definitely would have ruined my project. That being said, it dried very smooth and appears that it'll hold up well. Unfortunately, based on the yellow it leaves behind I won't be using this again or recommend it. May 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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! July 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Left project discolored I build furniture quite a bit (2-3 pieces/month), and often need a good polyurethane or spar urethane. I purchased this as I had run out of my normal spar urethane from a different brand. The reviews of this had typically been pretty solid, plus I like Minwax stains, so I figured I'd give it a go. The project I needed it for was painted white and slightly distressed. Immediately upon putting this on my project it appeared to be a bit "dirty" where I had stained. Knowing that things can dry differently than they look while wet, I figured it would dry clear. Instead it dried and left the project with a slightly yellowish tint. Luckily the project was distressed, so it somewhat blends in with the overall look, but if I needed to maintain the color, this definitely would have ruined my project. That being said, it dried very smooth and appears that it'll hold up well. Unfortunately, based on the yellow discoloration it leaves behind I won't be using this again or recommending it. May 2, 2015
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