Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dgarbern Great topcoat over color coats
I have been using interior Varathane water based poly for years as a topcoat for all my indoor trim work. It gives good gloss and does not yellow.
So far I have used this exterior spar varnish formulation on a storm door and a lantern. The color coats for the storm door were latex, the lantern had a combination of enamel and latex. For the door, the varnish was applied with brush and pad. For the lantern, the varnish was applied with a cheapo HVLP spray gun (unthinned). Once dry, Varathane can be sanded and polished to a mirror finish, but I don't bother for these outdoor projects.
No deterioration so far after several brutal winters and the harsh Summer sun. I am really impressed with modern waterborne technology.
April 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by primo AWESOME PRODUCT
For getting the WET look ,this is the product to use. We only have 1 coat on this, we are planning 2 coats. This is a BBQ wall and counter we made. The stone tile was also purchased thru Home Depot.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AshWood902 Smooth and Clear
This urethane went on easily, dried quickly and had a good finish. It was easy to use and still looks great. We used the urethane for an outdoor barbecue table and had many compliments during our 4th of July party!
August 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by phidias NEVER buy this product; it's inferior. Tho' I have restored many wooden boats with urethane, I thought I'd give this water base product a try. NO.
Tho' I have restored many wooden boats with non water base urethane, I thought I'd give this water base product a try. NO. Don't do it. You will regret the result and all your labors for a fine finish will be for naught. Use the non water base spar varnish; such will not bubble up the finish as ultimately did the water base product.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MartyT So far, so good
I bought this exterior polyurethane after ready the many positive reviews on Home Depots website. I already used it on 3 outside projects and so far, so good. It dries fairly quickly with no odor and has a smooth and hard finish. At this point, I have no issues with it. If I can say the same after 3 summers, I think it's a winner. From the reviews, I am very optimistic.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mizmag Hard to believe it's water-based!
I was hesitant to try a water-based urethane, always using oil-based before this, but judging by how long it took to get off my fingers, I think it'll do just fine with my outdoor signs! Very, very pleased with this product - and no odor!
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Varathane. Great product
This is a great product that allows me to showcase my work to others. It has a clear and soft to the touch finish. Stands up to the bumps and bruises of people. I like that it is water based so I am not having to purchase too many applicator brushes.
November 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ruggy Goes on thin and chalky, dries thick and shiny! Great product!
Is exactly as stated clear. Most of hear type products dry darker on your wood product. This goes on a bit whitish, but drys very clear and glossy and looks like a much heavier coat when dry than it is.
June 10, 2014