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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Debster Best and Most Versatile Product I've Found - EVER
I'm not a neat painter person... In fact, I generally wind up wearing more than I get on the surface. I started doing tile mosaics on wood a couple of years ago and began using wood stains and sealers on the trim pieces. Everyone said the oil based and bar top type varnishes were best, and, it's possible that they are. I wouldn't know, you see. The first quart I bought I dropped onto a hard surface floor accidentally - it broke right open and soaked a $1200 rug. Awesome. The second quart I bought it was a windy day when I went to use it, it took forever to dry and wound up with bits of dust stuck all over it. I had to sand it and start over. Enter Minwax Polycrylic - it changed my life. I LOVE this stuff. Drop the can? No worries, a spray bottle of windex and you're good to go. It dries fast, thus provides a much shorter window of time for me to mess the finish up. Uses for Polycrylic? What Can't You Use It On? I use it on a lot of stuff, like, just about anything I want to seal that is not going to set out in the rain. I apply it to painted surfaces, some of my metal sculpture pieces, and... wait for it... my fingernails. Not sure Minwax wants that promoted, but there it is. Dull rocks that would otherwise be pretty? No problem, smooge some Polycrylic on there. Shabby-chic wood furniture? Too easy - a quart of cheap white paint and Polycrylic & you're good to go. Those ugly clay pots getting you down? Get out your brush and paint 'em, seal with Polycrylic. I'm serious, I use it on about everything. Don't have a drip pan for your 1956 F100? No worries, scrap of plywood coated with you guessed it, Polycrylic. Have fun!
May 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Judson Great For Reclaimed Wood Projects
This is an ideal finish for a variety of projects. It works really well for any kind of wood project that uses pallet or reclaimed wood. If you like the existing color and texture of the wood, but want to give it some protection, this is the product you want. My most recent application was applying a couple coats over a hand-painted sign made out of reclaimed pallet wood. I was happy with the color and texture of the wood, but I wanted to protect the paint from chipping – it worked perfectly. It protects the paint and gives the wood a little bit of polish without making it glossy. Two thumbs up!
March 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hairstylist easy
This product is so easy to work with, water clean up. It dries clear and quickly. Only time will tell if it lasts. I painted an outdoor sign and used this product because it dries clear.
June 24, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jagr Frustrating to apply
I have tried this polycrylic on many painted wood projects. The results are inconsistent. It is difficult to get even coverage. No matter how much or how little I load my brush, there are stoke marks and drips. I constantly have to watch for drips. Thankfully it all looks better when dry, but what an unnerving application process. I love to paint and refinish furniture, until I get to this step. Maybe I should try the wipe-on. I honestly haven't decided if the protection is adequate.
September 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RayronHaron Love it
I used it on a dresser that I painted white and it performed beautifully. A year later it is still as clear as the day I applied it and has been very durable. It was a breeze to apply - I actually used a sprayer to apply it - and it dried in a snap. It dried much quicker that polyurethane and has never yellowed one bit like poly will. And since it's water-based it doesn't have the strong odor and fumes like all of the other clear coats have, and it cleans up with soap and water. I don't know what the other reviewers who reported to have problems did wrong, but if you just follow the instructions you will not be disappointed. It's actually pretty idiot-proof, which makes it a great clear coat for almost anyone to work with.
March 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Billyburg Love it.
I had not used a low VOC water based clear coat product before. I always used products such as Minwax wipe on poly, lacquer and shellac. This product is much easy to use and cleans up with soap and water, love it. I recommend you splurge and buy a 2 inch Purdy nylon polyester paint brush. I have used the same brush for two months on water based stain and clear coat. It still looks and feels like new. Good luck with your project.
February 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reluctanthomeimprover Seals glitter
Used it to seal glitter spray paint. Tried the companion glitter sealant spray but I was still getting flaking. One coat of the poly and it's staying stuck where intended. It dried clear and didn't affect the shine of the glitter.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vince Can't beat it
I love using this stuff. It's easy to apply, cleans up with soap and water, and it dries extremely fast which is probably the best part..... It may not be quite as durable as regular polyurethane, but I've never had a problem with it. I've covered wood by my pool which constantly gets wet and it hasn't failed in 3 years. As you may know, working with the regular polyurethane is a real pain. It dries very, very slowly... and picks up every piece of dust and lint floating by while you wait to re-coat your piece. This stuff isn't like that at all... It works great!
June 11, 2012