Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 19
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sortahandy incredibly useful
I've been using this for three or four years. It's one of my favorite products. It goes on and cleans up extremely easily. When wet, it's milky-white, with an almost blue cast, but it dries perfectly clear, with a perfect satin (NOT MATTE) finish. Note there is a difference between clear and colorless! It dries faintly yellow - MUCH more faintly than oil-based finishes. I used it to protect the (latex) paint job on my lower kitchen cabinets (which are slate blue), and it did not alter the color and has held up extremely well. However, over white paint, it leaves a faint yellow color, especially if you use multiple coats. I compromised with one extremely thin coat on an antique cabinet, and that worked OK. But it wouldn't leave a bright white color. I also used it on my restored kitchen floor. I used five very thin coats (and I never sand between - life is short). It has held up EXTREMELY well - I see no difference in durability between it and the oil-based poly on the floor in the next room as far as scratch and wear resistance. I did see blotches in the stain after the varnish went on, but I think that's due to all the tar adhesive I sanded off the wood (that had probably left a chemical residue after decades), because I also used this on stool-tops stained with (the same) oil-based stain, and two of those came out perfect (the third had some blotches, but they are pine and I should have pre-treated them before stain, as I know perfectly well). Oil-based varnish going over oil-based stain is worry-free in terms of color, by the way, but oil-based stain has other hassles (and good points too). This product is also somewhat permeable compared to oil-based stain - if you leave standing water (let alone chemicals) on your surface for an extended period, you may see some discoloration THROUGH the water-based varnish (without physical damage, necessarily); oil is a bit tougher. The question is how rough you're going to be with the surface. For furniture, bedroom floors, etc., this is by far the easiest product to use. For a VERY high-traffic area, you might want oil. Final notes: doesn't smell like oil-based varnish, but NOT ODOR-FREE. Ventilate well if you don't want a headache. And finally, one gallon will last an eternity. I've done the kitchen floor, all the cabinets, a staircase, and several pieces of furniture - and I still have some left. Not cheap, but well worth the money!
August 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dustie Great stuff
I bought this ( I bought the gloss) to finish my hardwood floors I wasn't sure how it would turn out due to being inexpensive. Wow it looks great much better than I could have hoped for. I like the wet look and that's what I got. I'm very impressed it doesn't lose its shine after mopping it like the other brand I used. Would recommend this product.
October 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Satisfiedcusomer Parks polyurethane satin finish
I'm very happy with this product..
Looks great after four coats with no more than two per day. Be aware that the preparation is most important by sanding all the drum roller marks out " these will be noticeable" after first coat..
I used a nine inch deck pad to apply... and went with the grain. Looks great after the seven days total cure time.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chalamity Easy and durable.
I found this product very easy to use and is holding up well. I used it on my red oak steps. There are negative review and positive reviews. I think it depends on your prep and type of stain as to if you have success or not. I first sanded my steps and applied a WATER base stain. I think some people are using it over oil stain. Even though it states you can use over oil base stain, I wouldn't. Oil and water do not mix. It will just peel off. I applied one coat of the poly after the stain dried and let it dry over night. Then I lightly sanded and applied 4 more coats the next day WITHOUT sanding in between coats. If you let it dry more than 6 hours in between coats you will need to re-sand. I applied very thin coats. You could hardly see the milky white (it drys clear). It drys super fast, in fact we walked on it the next day (with out shoes) with no problem. I did a coat every hour. I found it easier to apply with a paint pad and brushed it on in the corners. There was very little odor and I used it when the windows were closed with no problem. It has been holding up well on the steps. I think the secret to use this product is to use very thin coats and do not use over oil based stain. I would defiantly use this product again. The only thing that I didn't like is that it only comes in gallon size. I still have half of it left over.
May 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mommy3 Bad product
We will never buy this product again or recommend it to anyone. My husband followed all the directions and we waited a full 7 days for it to cure. Our floors will have to be redone again. There are scuff marks and scratches all over the floor. We don't wear shoes in the house and have felt furniture movers under every single piece of furniture. Very disappiinted! We'd give it "0" stars if we were allowed.
April 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by phonyfaux great non yellowing poly for economical price
i really like ease of use..non yellowing and inexpensive
August 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GR Amazing Product
About 18 months ago I did 4 projects in my little bungalow with this product. The oak floor in the living room was badly discolored even after sanding so I was forced to stain it dark. I used Minwax Jacobean oil base stain and waited about 5 days before applying the Pro Polyurethane. Over the course of 2 days I put down 7 coats. I know that lots of coats but it was quick and easy to apply. There was no need to sand after the first coat with the oil base stain. The product is very forgiving. Just be sure to keep a wet edge. I edged with a brush and used a pad applicator. Sanded and applied Pro in the upstairs bedroom to a mixed hardwood floor. No stain so it was necessary to sand after first coat. Put down 7 coats again. The oak stair treads going upstairs had been finished with oil base urethane several years before (by a previous owner). The finish was worn and paint splattered. I cleaned up the paint, lightly hand sanded the surfaces, installed one new tread, applied an oil based stain I mixed using a couple different Minwax colors to match the existing amber look on the new tread and the worn spots on the others. Seven coats again. I made the trim and stair rail parts for the upstairs bedroom from douglas fir and used knotty pine doors. Again I used my amber color oil stain and applied 4 coats of pro about 5 days later. I achieved great results on all of these projects. After 18 months there are no signs of wear or scratching in the heavy traffic areas. The only reason I don't give this product a 5 is because I have noticed some scuffing. They look like something I could probably rub out but I don't know. My dog, 9 lbs, chases her toy across the living room hardwood floor sliding around. No scratches. I used satin so maybe scratches that other reviewers complain about are with a glossier finish, don't know. I'm happy with my results after 18 months of use.
January 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Justin Scratches ridiculously easy
After sanding down my entire house I applied 3 coats of this product. It has not even been 3 months and there scratches and worn down patches everywhere. If it was not for the sale of my house currently I would be demanding my money back and still am extremely dissatisfied with this product!!
December 24, 2015