Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 34
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bumpkinboy Super nice matte poly
Highly recommend for those looking for a good matte finish. I use it on repainted country primitive furniture, which more or less requires a matte finish as opposed to a semi-gloss. This goes on beautifully, and is 'colored' with white something or other - so you know where your drips or pools of poly are forming. They're not kidding about the 'soft touch' either - it's a nice 'soft' feeling when dried. And it does dry fast - in a matter of 10 minutes or so. It's water soluble, so cleanup is easy. And the price is right - 2 quarts in a pack for cheap. All in all a great product - no complaints at all.
August 16, 2016
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 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 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 TomG Matte finish on TV console
A good product for a special need. The matte finish worked well for my customer's needs.
February 3, 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