Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jj Amazing finish
I love the matte finish from Varathane, I would recommend using a wood conditioner prior to using this product and some light sanding between applications. Overall I have been very pleased.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by painted Best value for water based poly
This poly is easy to apply and the finish is feels and looks great.
June 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LBWoodcraft Strong odor for 48 hours
Great deal for a matte polyurethane, however it takes 48 hours to cure completely and smells strongly. I've used General Finishes Matte polyurethane and haven't had these issues. I was dissapointed that this product didn't dry as fast and smelled far worse. Also it scuffs more easily than the General Finishes product.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vssss Perfect Topcoat
Varathane polyurethane is the perfect final step in topcoating and protecting. I used it on a wood medicine cabinet that was beginning to show deterioration with a lot of dry spots on the finish. After two coats, the appearance is dramatically improved and it looks so much better conditioned. It works really well at protecting other indoor projects including faux finishing, stenciling and decoupaging. Several of my decoupage projects were finished with Varathane's matte sheen polyurethane and I loved how it protects without taking away from the antiquing effect of the faux finishes. It's water based formula makes super easy clean up.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cbeck Excellent product!
I used this poly on a black, high gloss, antique credenza. After distressing it, I wanted a matte finish, and that is exactly what I got. Even the areas that I did not sand completely came out in a true matte. It looks like I refinished the piece with expensive and time consuming chalk paint and wax.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lars Best Matte Ever!
This matte polyurethane was truly a matte finish. I even put it over a satin finish which really looked like gloss, and it completely changed it to matte. I have had other polyurethane that said matte finish, but when it dried it was way to shiny. I finish old primitive furniture and you want a matte finish when
you are done. This was exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend this product.
February 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by alwaysfixingsomething Good Product.
I bought this product to coat a chalk painted surface. It has been applied for several months on a bench that is used several times a week by children. The finish has held up VERY well. It was easy to apply, the fumes were minimum.
It seems to be the best product for my particular application needs, however it is difficult to apply without brush marks, though they are minimal. Also, it says it is a matte finish - it is more of an eggshell to satin finish. I don't know if there is a "more matte" polyurethane product out there, but this is not totally matte.
January 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MAC Good Product
Easy use with this product. Will use that product now and on.
February 23, 2016