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1 Gal. Clear Satin Ultra Thick 2X Water-Based Floor Polyurethane (2-Pack)

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  • Protects interior wood floors in only 2 coats, saving time
  • Self leveling formula dries fast to a durable, clear finish
  • Low VOC poly offers max durability for high traffic floor areas
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Varathane 1 Gal. Clear Satin Ultra Thick 2X Water-Based Floor Polyurethane is an ultra-thick floor finish that allows projects to be completed faster. Formula is 2X thicker and only requires 2 coats instead of the 3-4 coats typically needed. Water-based formula provides advanced self-leveling technology, exceptional scuff, scratch, and stain resistance along with the convenience of soap and water clean-up. Use on all interior wood floors and other surfaces including furniture, doors, trim and more.
  • High traffic formula is suitable for use on all interior wood floors
  • Covers up to 320 sq. ft. depending on surface porosity
  • Satin finish offers a soft, low sheen look
  • Thicker formula allows for less coats and faster project completion
  • Self-leveling formula provides long lasting protection for stained or bare wood surfaces
  • Dries to the touch in 2 hours and recoats within 2 to 3 hours for quick project completion
  • 2X thicker formula finishes a floor project with 2 coats versus 3-4 coats with a traditional water based finish
  • Low-VOC formula minimizes odors
  • Cleans up with soap and water
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  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • California residents

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1 Gal. Clear Satin Ultra Thick 2X Water-Based Floor Polyurethane (2-Pack)

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Container Size
1 Gallon
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)


Application Method
Base Material
Water Based
Coating Product Category
Color Family
Dry to touch (min.)
Number of coats recommended
Number per Package
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Shellac, Lacquer & Polyurethane
Product Form
Substrate Condition
Bare Wood,Bare Wood,Finished Wood,Finished Wood,Old/Reclaimed Wood,Old/Reclaimed Wood,Stained Wood,Stained Wood,Unfinished Wood,Unfinished Wood
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Time before recoating (hours)
Vertical / Horizontal

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  • 3.8
    out of 31 reviews
  • 60% recommend this product
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We used this product on our newly sanded and stained red oak floors in the whole downstairs of ou...
We used this product on our newly sanded and stained red oak floors in the whole downstairs of our house. We were in a hurry to move in so I opted for this since it can be recoated quickly. Ensured stain was thoroughly dry after several warm days and then applied two coats with a pad over a two day period as recommended. It went on evenly, dried clear and looked fantastic, but over the course of a month it started to turn milky. Now two years later our floors look like they have a sheet of semi-transparent plastic on them. I've been working with wood and finishes for years and never had this result, but have never used a water based polyurethane either. We finished a red oak stair rail at the same time with the same stain but different finish and it looks great. Could not be less pleased with our floors now. Will have to redo them sometime in the near future. Definitely not recommended for floors.
by Jayman
Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 13, 2019
Something is amiss here, Jay! Hazing can occur when there is moisture trapped under the surface and it is unable to escape. It is essential that Rust-Oleum Varathane Ultra Thick Floor Finish is applied to a dry surface and only when relative humidity below 85%. If needing further assistance, please give us a call at 800-901-0411 to talk with us!
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
    1 person found this helpful
    Refinished my whole living room and dinning room with the cheap product. In less than 3 weeks it ...
    Refinished my whole living room and dinning room with the cheap product. In less than 3 weeks it is totally scratched up! AND I've tried to be careful with it, BUT you can scratch it with your fingernail! This product looks nice till you use then and then expect it to just start falling apart. Wish I knew how cheap and lousy it was before I refinished 500sq ft of floor with it. This product is not worth buying. Save yourself the effort and find a BONA product that actually works.
    by numbers
    Response from Rust-OleumSupportApr 12, 2019
    Yikes, that's not we like to hear. Generally speaking, if you're seeing that the Rust-Oleum Varathane 2x Ultra Thick Water-Based Floor Polyurethane is scratching easily, it may not have enough product on. We require that two coats, at minimum are applied to the floor. The product covers approximately 320 sq ft per gallon. This means you would've needed just under 2 gallons per coat. With two coats required, about 4 gallons should have been applied to the floor to achieve appropriate performance. We appreciate your feedback and will forward your comments along. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1 Rustoleum
      2 people found this helpful
      Dont Buy! Buyer beware it will dry clear but not cure clear, it might be a good protectant but it...
      Dont Buy! Buyer beware it will dry clear but not cure clear, it might be a good protectant but it will alter your original color, screwing up a large job of mine, we then tested on other materials and other colors which it did same thing which the job products were verified compatible thru varathane. Most of job was done on maple wood and the pics are just additional pieces we did.
      by HomeDepotCustomer
      Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 4, 2017
      Something is amiss here! Our Varathane 2X Ultra Thick Floor Finish should dry crystal-clear over fully cured stain or paint. From the photos that you provided, it appears that there are brush marks or spatters of the polyurethane on the surface, which will result in an uneven finish. We need to know more about this application to get to the bottom of this, please give us a call at 800-901-0411, we want to try to make things right. Rustoleum
      • Verified Purchase
      This finish is thicker than most. Label states that no sanding is required between coats if you re-coat after 3-5 hours and before 3 days. I first tested it on both soft wood Mahogany and hard wood Black Walnut to see how much it raised the grain. As instructed used no sealer, applied one coat, let set 6 hours and applied second coat without sanding. The grain was raised, still raised after second coat. Did a light 320 sand and applied a third coat which resulted in an excellent finish. Offers good scratch resistance, dries clear, very flat satin finish, only needed the one sand to make a super soft finish. May have been able to get away with only two coats had I sanded between coats. A good quality, hard floor finish that looks great all while using fewer coats of finish and no sealer. Would have given 5 stars if I really didn't have to sand between coats. Wood pic shows other low gloss finish by comparison to satin finish on lower pictured Mahogany and Walnut.
      by Raven
      • Recommended Product
      3 people found this helpful
      Clear Satin Ultra Thick Water Based Floor Polyurethane
      This Varathane Clear Satin Ultra Thick 2X Water based Floor Polyurethane provided me with a finish which required only two coats and dried faster than any similar polyurethane that I have used in the past. The self leveling technology is amazing. I was able to cover a 12 x 15 ft. room (180 sq.ft) with two coats and had a little left over in a one gallon can. Although this formula dries to the touch in 2 hrs. I elected to wait 24 hr before apply the second coat, just to be on the safe side. The satin finish provided a soft, low sheen appearance and seems to resist scuffing and scratching. Of course the water based product allows a quick and easy clean up. The low VOC formula allowed me to use the room shortly after finishing with minimum odor.
      by capnbobby
      • Recommended Product
      2 people found this helpful
      Love this product
      I do a lot of crafts and cover a lot of things with fabric. I always use poly to seal and to make stronger and more durable crafts.I make a lot of home decor items out of foam core sheets and cover with fabric and this poly is perfect. I like to use the floor poly because it is stronger and takes less coats. The drying time and low odor is awesome. It goes on smoothly, drys clear and I love the satin finish. I am not into "glossy" because I think it makes things look more plastic and does not have the elegant look of matte or satin. The clean up was a breeze for the brushes and sponges. I did my dining room table with a 54" drapery fabric. I glued on with wall paper paste, trimmed edges and then am in the process of putting 4 or 5 coats of this poly on top to protect it. This is the second table I have done. The other table is now 19 years old and looks like new. The entire table and chairs were painted and then 4 or 5 coats will be applied to protect those also.
      by CheriinMississippi
      • Recommended Product
      4 people found this helpful
      Great finish, not just for floors!
      While this finish is called a floor finish, I decided to try it on a knotty pine ceiling I’ve been working on, and the results were great. I applied it with a foam brush after sanding and sealing the pine. After the first coat dried, I lightly sanded with a woven scuff pad, removed the dust with compressed air and a tack cloth, and applied the second coat with a foam brush again. The picture speaks for itself, the finish turned out great. I wouldn’t hesitate to use this on not only floors, but for any other wood finishing project.
      by Jim
      • Recommended Product
      4 people found this helpful
      by HomeDepotCustomer
      • Verified Purchase
      Scratches to easy. Not impressed with my decision to buy this product.
      Scratches to easy. Not impressed with my decision to buy this product.
      by CC
      Response from Rust-OleumSupportJul 26, 2021
      Thank you for sharing your experience and providing this feedback on our Varathane 2x Ultra Thick Floor Finish Polyurethane. When a polyurethane is scratching easily, this is usually a sign that the coating is a bit too thin. Two coats must be applied to ensure the expected durability and performance from the coating. We recommend sanding with 220 grit sandpaper, cleaning the surface, then applying an additional coat to increase the durability and scratch resistance of the floor. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2 Rustoleum
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