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Varathane 1 qt. Satin Triple Thick Polyurethane


1 qt. Satin Triple Thick Polyurethane

$1397 /each

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Product Overview

Varathane 1 qt. Satin Triple Thick Polyurethane is 3X thicker than traditional polyurethane. Its advanced water-based, self-leveling formula allows wood projects to be completed with just one coat. It provides a durable finish with exceptional scratch and stain resistance on bare and stained wood.

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  • Protects from scratches and stains on interior wood surfaces including furniture, doors, trim and more
  • Only 1-coat necessary, covers up to 50 sq. ft.
  • Satin finish offers a soft, low-sheen look
  • Ultimate durability provides long lasting protection for stained or bare wood surfaces
  • 3Xs thicker formula allows for quick project completion
  • Premium water-based formula dries to the touch in 2 hours
  • Cleans up with soap and water
  • Apply in direction of wood grain using a high quality synthetic brush with a smooth, uniform coat
  • Avoid overloading brush when applying, a very thick coat is not necessary product will naturally build a thick finish
  • Over large areas, work in manageable sections and blend sections together while edge is still wet
  • Product has a slight amber effect, if applying over light colored stains or paints, test in an inconspicuous area first

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this be wiped on with a soft cotton rag?

Can this be wiped on with a soft cotton rag?
Asked by: don
I have wiped it on with cotton rags and it seemed to work fine.
Answered by: FRANKLIN
Date published: 2017-06-11

Can this be used on wood floors

Asked by: dm
Yes, that is what I used it for.
Answered by: Travelynnn
Date published: 2017-03-26

Is this watherproof? Can it be used on interior bars?

Asked by: Matt
Happy to help, Matt! Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane is suitable for use on most interior wood surfaces including furniture, doors, trim, and more. To help ensure the longevity of the coating we recommend using coasters and wiping up spills as soon as possible so that liquids don't pool on the surface.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-04-25

Can this be used on concrete and/or concrete countertops?

Can this be used on concrete and/or concrete countertops?
Asked by: jonathan
Happy to help, Jonathan! Rust-Oleum Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane is recommended for wooden countertops and won't hold up well on the concrete surface.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-04-20
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Customer Reviews

1 qt. Satin Triple Thick Polyurethane is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent We bought this product and when stirring it was so thick .My husband said it's thick as syrup so he took a bucket and put some hot water in it and set the unopen can in the middle.let it sit there about 10 minutes, sure enough it was thin easy to spread easy to work steaks .came out beautiful. I would highly recommend after sitting the unopened can in some hot water about halfway the can made it perfect!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little tricky to use, but excellent product The trick with this product is to trust the self leveling qualities and move quickly. Practice with the coating first, before you attack your project. I put it on an expensive pine door really thick and had no white streaks as others have said. There are a few areas that I brushed it too much and it dried with brush strokes, but, it is clear and only I notice it. When I moved methodically and quickly and trusted the thick material to flatten, the results were stunning. Also, the other Varathane product that everyone loves requires three coats with dry time in between. So, for the same price per quart (actually a little more at Home Depot) you are paying for one third less coverage and triple the dry time. Why would anyone prefer this? I have used both, and the durability appears identical. Practice first!
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great results Really like this product used it to cover oak counter top went on great no problems at all. I went to Home Depot to buy more for a custom oak sewing center I built for my wife results were great again. went on with no streaks and it did self level. I did put a second coat on just for wear factor. End results were fantastic.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finished product looked good I picked this to work on some drawer fronts and cabinet doors for a bathroom project I've been working on. When the project was done I was happy with the overall appearance of the finished product. When I opened the can I was surprised by both the color and just how thick this product was. It was about the consistency of wood glue. I applied the first couple of strokes and started to worry about about how the brush strokes would look. But I decided to wait to see how things went after the first coat dried. After allowing two days dry time before applying the second coat I was happy with the overall finish. I just did some light sanding with 400 grit sand paper and applied a second coat. I allowed another 2 days dry time and I was happy with how the finish turned out. The self leveling seemed to work if I applied a thicker layer. If I was light on the brush stroke you could really see the brush lines from the bristles. This cleaned up fast an easy with soap and water, and didn't have any clumping issues with my brush as a result. I would recommend using a brush instead of one of those sponge type brushes due to how thick this is. Overall it took about the same amount of time and effort to use this product as a traditional polyurethane might and the finish was just as good. this is why I only gave this 4 stars as I didn't feel like I saved any time.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed Bought this on a recommendation from a Home Depot employee. I was leaning toward the spray version due to the starburst pattern of the grain on my project, but the employee indicated that this would provide better coverage in one coat, and all but guaranteed it would leave a smooth finish on the dining table I am refinishing. Long story short, I purchased a brand new brush to ensure this would be perfect, stirred the product and let settle for 5 minutes before applying, applied gently and slowly to avoid air bubbles and brush marks. 3 coats and a week and a half later, I still have air bubbles and brush marks, it is nowhere close to self-leveling, and I have to make another trip back to the store to pick up the spray I originally wanted (plus sandpaper) to get the smooth finish I need on my table.
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Be Careful What You Wish For I build custom furniture and other fine pieces and I am no beginner when it comes to furniture finishes. I am always looking for a step saver and thought this was it. WRONG! It was a real mess. Very thick and difficult to brush on evenly...forget self leveling as the product says. Not going to happen. This product creates a bigger problem when dry and you can see the results. I striped, scraped and sanded this mess off my heart pine table top and will start over with tried and true oil base clear poly! I do not recommend this product to anyone for use on anything!
Date published: 2015-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for HVLP spray topcoat! I was looking for a durable topcoat for an old beat up bench I painted in an Annie Sloan Duck Egg shade of paint that was better than my minwax polycrilic and that I could spray on in my HVLP gun. I thinned it 20% with water and floetrol and adjusted my gun and it sprayed on nice. I used 2 coats and like the satin result but want to try semi-gloss too now! I am not sure how this product brushes on for an entire application, but I would probably only thin it with floetrol a bit for that use and it should brush on similar to General Finishes High performance topcoat at a much better price! Not sure if this would yellow white paint but looking to test that soon. My favorite things are how fast it dried and how hard the finish was!
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great results, a real time saver This is a great product when used correctly. It is very thick, much thicker than a typical poly. I did on a test piece, and found that it dried unevenly, however once dry...looked fine. On my finished piece, I really worked the poly to get an even coat. I did one section at a time, being careful not to put too much down. Once I had enough poly down, I kept brushing until I had an even layer with no thick spots. The end result was very uniform coverage, that dried quickly and looked amazing. Cleanup was easy and no odor. I'll definitely be using again!
Date published: 2015-03-05
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